Downscaling sea level rise in the Mediterranean Sea under different future climate change scenarios (CC – AD - 13) Alexandria, 18th of October 2017

The Mediterranean Sea is potentially one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change impacts. More particularly, Mediterranean Sea has many low-lying coasts which are exceptionally vulnerable to the impacts of sea level rise (SLR). More recent simulations indicate that the coastal zone in the Nile River Delta is comparatively vulnerable to the impact of SLR.

Global sea level rise models have very low spatial resolution; thus, they don’t depict regional and local variations. Hence downscaling is employed to produce fine-scale information at local or regional levels from relatively course-scale information and consequently make predictions at local scales. In this respect, ARCA, within its Small Research Grants Program, has funded a research project on downscaling sea level rise in the Mediterranean Sea under different future climate change scenarios (2065-2100). The main findings and results of the aforementioned research project shall be disseminated to researchers and stakeholders through a one-day workshop, on the 23th of October at Cecil Hotel Alexandria.