Website gives preview of sea level increase on Hawaii coastline

Published On: Sep 18 2013 06:02:00 PM HST

A new website is allowing people to see how Hawaii's coastline would be affected if the sea level rose.

The web-mapping tool uses elevation data and high-resolution aerial maps to show what the shoreline would look like in various scenarios.

"People that might be interested in that include government and private sector planners, elected officials, government officials, emergency manager and of course, the general public, in just being better informed on understanding what sea-level rise may look like in the future," said Dolan Eversole of the UH Sea Grant College Program.

Hawaii, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands were recently added through a partnership between the UH Sea Grant College Program and NOAA.

Click here to view the web-mapping tool.


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