Urban Tides Photo & Video Contest

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   Watch the video above to see the best imagery from the contest!


Capture the future of our Urban Ocean! This winter's storms and King Tides offer a glimpse of what flooding and future sea level rise will look like in our beach communities. Sea level rise in the Los Angeles region is expected to match global projections with an increase of 5- 24 inches by 2050. Sea level rise will worsen the impacts of flooding and coastal erosion due to high tides and storm surge, thus increasing the risks and costs to maintain beaches and coastal infrastructure. Visualizing today's risks enables community leaders and local governments to set priorities as they plan strategies that will help the region adapt to the future impacts of sea level rise. 

  • USC Sea Grant
  • 3454 Trousdale Pkwy, CAS 200
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0373
  • (213) 740 - 1961
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