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Ocean City NJ flood after 2013 winter storm

New Jersey Sea Level Rise Reports

In 2016 Rutgers University convened a New Jersey Science and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) on Sea Level Rise and Changing Coastal Storms on behalf of the New Jersey Climate Change Alliance to synthesize for practitioners the most recent climate science needed to inform efforts to increase the resilience of New Jersey’s people, places, and assets (including infrastructure, communities and natural resources) to regional sea-level rise (SLR), changing coastal storms and the resulting flood risk.

In 2019 Rutgers University re-convened the Panel on behalf of the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to update the 2016 report.

The 2019 and 2016 reports are found below.

2019

2019 NJ Sea Level Report

New Jersey’s Rising Seas and Changing Coastal Storms: Report of the 2019 Science and Technical Advisory Panel

FULL REPORT
November 2019

New Jersey’s Rising Seas and Changing Coastal Storms: A Summary of the 2019 Science and Technical Advisory Panel

SUMMARY
November 2019

A handy summary of the 2019 report of the New Jersey Science and Technical Advisory Panel on Sea Level Rise and Coastal Storms.

2016

2016 NJ Sea Level Report

Assessing New Jersey’s Exposure to Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Storms: Report of the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance Science and Technical Advisory Panel

FULL REPORT
October 2016

Full report of the 2016 New Jersey Science and Technical Advisory Panel on Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Storms.

2016 NJ Sea Level Report

Assessing New Jersey’s Exposure to Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Storms: A Companion Report to the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance Science and Technical Advisory Panel Report

COMPANION REPORT
October 2016

A description of how coastal hazard data and coastal climate change impacts were addressed in New Jersey as of 2016.

2016 NJ Sea Level Rise Report - Summary

Integrating Science into Coastal Resilience Planning and Decision Making

SUMMARY
October 2016

A high level summary of the two 2016 NJ Sea Level Rise reports above.

Additional Resources

NJs Rising Coastal Risk

New Jersey's Rising Coastal Risk

FULL REPORT
October 2019

New Jersey’s coast plays a vital role in the state’s economy and its residents’ way of life. While these communities have a long history of weathering storms and flooding, sea-level rise and changes in hurricane activity create new risks. This report quantifies the impact of changes in both hazards over the past four decades on flood and wind exposure and expected damage at the individual county level, and explores how New Jersey coastal risk will evolve in the years ahead as the climate changes.

Kopp Testimony-Impacts of Climate Change on NJ Coast

Testimony of Dr. Robert Kopp at the Committee on Environment and Solid Waste, New Jersey State Assembly

THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON NEW JERSEY’S COASTS
March 22, 2018

Employment accessibility and rising seas

Employment Accessibility and Rising Seas

Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
October 2019

Robert B. Noland, Sicheng Wang
Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Scott Kulp, Benjamin H. Strauss
Climate Central, One Palmer Square, Suite 402, Princeton, NJ