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Climate Change (it’s about more than flooding)

Mark Lawless, Director, looks at what climate change will mean for key marine industries such as ports, shipping and offshore wind. The expected impacts of climate change and sea-level rise on flooding are clear. While considerable uncertainty remains in terms of the magnitude and timescales of change, we know that climate change will mean more frequent, and larger scale flooding, globally. But apart from the impacts of flooding, what will climate change mean for key marine industries such as ports, shipping and offshore wind? Yes, these industries are indeed vulnerable to flooding. However, the operations in these industries are also strongly affected by other metocean variables such as wav

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