New software package to help Monterey plan for sea level rise

With funding from the sea grant program, the Monterey’s Center for the Blue Economy developed an interactive software platform to help regional decision makers define different factors in regards to sea level rise and combine economic and other data to determine the maximum benefit of various strategies.

MONTEREY, CA — New pilot software developed by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey’s Center for the Blue Economy shows that beyond the year 2050, sea level rise is a very likely possibility for the Monterey Peninsula and that making strides to adapt to it sooner rather than later is the best course of action.

That’s according to the findings from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sea grant research project that had the center using the software to link projections of sea level rise to damage and the way of managing it economically.