Welcome to the
Coastal Risks & Sea-level Rise Research Group | Kiel University
Climate-induced pressure on coastal areas is resulting in a range of impacts, which include submergence and flooding of coastal lowlands, erosion, saltwater intrusion and the loss of wetlands. Meanwhile, human pressure is increasing as population along the world's coasts is rising up to three times faster than the global mean. The extent of potential impacts will be significant but uncertain. Our research focuses on assessing the magnitude of climate-change induced impacts on coastal regions and on understanding how coastal systems respond to combined pressures from natural and anthropogenic drivers.