Effective adaptation to SLR
requires realistic projections, which need to incorporate the latest climate science, knowledge of vertical motion, regional ocean dynamics, and meltwater redistribution in the oceans. A precautionary approach requires robust island-specific projections of the full range of potential MK5108 concentration sea-level scenarios and future updating as new insights and consensus develop through the coming decade and beyond. Ultimately there is a need for place-based studies incorporating objective science and indigenous knowledge to build an understanding of the specific processes operating in each island system. Acknowledgments This study incorporates our combined experience on tropical small islands in many parts of the world and would not have been possible without generous financial support from a wide range of agencies. Our current collaboration is supported by the C-Change
International PRT062607 ic50 Community-University Research Alliance (ICURA) co-funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the International Development Research Centre. Our past work has been supported by the Canadian International selleck compound Development Agency, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), and the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) (Natural Resources Canada), among others. We are grateful to Andrea Darlington (University of Victoria and GSC) for assistance with the SLR projections, to Gavin Manson and Paul Fraser (GSC) for advice on mapping issues, to Dick Pickrill (GSC retired) for his unstinting support of our South Pacific collaboration in the 1990s, and not least to our PAK6 late colleague Steve Solomon (GSC and SOPAC), who applied his singular skills and insight to the study of Arctic coasts and tropical small islands. We are grateful to Vaughn Barrie and John Shaw (both GSC) and two anonymous journal reviewers for helpful comments on an earlier draft. This is a contribution to LOICZ (Land–Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone) and is contribution no. 20120460 of the Earth
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