Sea level rise and shoreline change threaten coastal infrastructure, beaches, wetlands, and wildlife; prolonged drought impacts water quality and availability; and increased storm intensity will lead to damaging floods and mudslides. Therefore, climate change is a lens through which scientists, managers, and policymakers must view the future. Likewise, it is a lens through which USC Sea Grant considers and implements future research and engagement. USC Sea Grant funds research and develops outreach and education products to understand the impact of climate change on the biology and chemistry of the ocean. Similarly, we work with local and state governments to help coastal managers adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Explore the topics below to learn more about USC Sea Grant’s funded research and outreach related to climate science.