Students Help Cities Plan for Sea Level Rise

An exciting new science education and digital storytelling project is being piloted this king tide season!  High school science students in San Francisco Bay Area schools will learn about sea level rise in the classroom, and then document how their own communities will be impacted in the future.  The data that students gather will be used by…

Nuisance Flooding an Increasing Problem, Finds NOAA

A new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration finds that, “Nuisance flooding” — which causes public inconveniences such as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains, and compromised infrastructure — has increased on all three U.S. coasts, between 300 and 925 percent since the 1960s”.  To read the full report, click here.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you from the California King Tides Project! Thank you for participating in the Project; today is the last day of King Tides in early January. We’ll be adding a post with a slideshow of photos from this year soon; the photos that have been posted to flickr look great! This isn’t…

Thank You Ocean Report features the King Tides Project

A huge thanks to our partners at the Thank You Ocean Campaign for producing this podcast! The King Tides are here! For the next three days, the highest tides of the year will occur on the California coast. To learn more about the California King Tides Project, check out this podcast and the Plan Your…

New Year’s Eve Nature Walk: Watchin’ the Tide Roll In at Rush Ranch

The Solano Land Trust is hosting a King Tides Walk from 11 AM to 1 PM on Tuesday, December 31st. The walk includes tours of some of the California King Tides Project’s Citizen Science Monitoring Locations. Check out the details below and contact the Solano Land Trust at daviess@sfsu.edu to sign up! SOLANO COUNTY – Celebrate New Year’s Eve learning about…

King Tides in Florida

WLRN, a public broadcasting station in South Florida, recently published an article on the King Tides in Florida. Most of Florida is very close to sea level, and sea level rise will have serious impacts to Florida’s communities. To learn how the King Tides can reveal the impacts of sea level rise, read on… For a future glimpse…

Science in the City Video

The San Francisco Exploratorium’s Science in the City video series features the California King Tides Project this month! “With every seasonal change in the Bay Area (and the rest of the state), tides have a significant impact on our coastlines. Once winter arrives, storms from the Pacific are more common and when weather interacts with…

National Geographic: Rising Seas

Check out National Geographic’s September issue on sea level rise! The article discusses the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy; like damage to the east coast during Sandy, damage to buildings and roads in California is more likely to happen when high tides and storms conincide. By Tim Folger photgraphs by George Steinmetz By the time Hurricane Sandy veered toward the Northeast…