A Sinking State: Rhode Island is Losing Ground

Rhode Island is slowly losing ground at a time when sea levels are rising faster than at any point in the last 3,300 years.  Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 14 for a discussion on the impacts land subsidence has on Rhode Island as projected sea levels continue to climb.

Dr. Simon Engelhart at the University of Rhode Island has been investigating how Rhode Island’s coasts have responded to past sea level rise changes and the influence of land subsidence from the last glaciation to better understand future implications as sea level rise projections continue to climb.

Engelhart will present his findings at the Coastal Institute Auditorium on the University of Rhode Island’s Bay Campus from 4:30 to 6 p.m. as part of Rhode Island Sea Grant’s annual Coastal State Discussion Series.

This free event is part of the annual Coastal State Discussion Series, and light refreshments will be served. RSVP requested

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Narragansett Bay Campus/Coastal Institute, Auditorium
218 S Ferry Rd, University of Rhode Island Bay Campus, Narragansett, RI 02874, USA

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