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Future of the sea: impacts of sea level rise on the UK

A report examining future sea level rise scenarios for the UK and their projected impacts on UK infrastructure.

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Future of the sea: impacts of sea level rise on the UK

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This report summarises the evidence for how sea level rise is expected to affect the UK and the ways to manage increased coastal flood risk. It includes:

  • future sea level rise scenarios and associated sources of uncertainty
  • current and projected impacts of sea level rise for infrastructure, businesses and communities
  • possible responses

It was commissioned as part of the Foresight Future of the Sea project.

Published 4 December 2017