Sea Level Rise (SLR) and Storm Surge present some of the largest threats that the earth (and all of the people on it) has ever faced.
Neumann (2015) estimated that the U.S. will suffer over $1 trillion dollars in SLR-related damage by 2100 if we continue with our current policies.
Dr. Nettleman, Professional Land Surveyor, has spent several years building SLR models to help local governments understand the threats to their communities and make good policy choices to increase resiliency. As a Texas A&M Corpus Christi University professor, he continues to work with cities and counties to make good policy choices, and to plan for the inevitable.
Services include risk assessment, using custom time-periods (i.e. 25 years, 50 years, 100 years, etc), hypothetical policy modeling based on various scenarios, and appearances with community officials, town hall meetings, or planning boards to explain current threats and possible solutions to address those problems.
Dr. Nettleman, working with University of Florida, Florida Sea Grant, and several local governments, published articles about coastal policy planning in response to SLR and storm surge since 2010. Read summaries here and access complete articles through the links below each.