Professor Brett Sanders, who leads the Blum Center’s research on flooding and community vulnerabilities, was recently quoted in the OC Register. The article highlights recent research articles from other labs that predict changes to the size and power of waves along the California coast. These changes, which are driven by climate change, could have important consequences for coastal communities.

As scientists continue to build and hone models that predict trends in wave power and coastal erosion, it is key to track coastal changes and risks–and to keep the public informed. Sanders does that through the Metropolitan Beaches Project, which posts maps and pictures of the coastline and identifies areas of high risk.

For more information on the latest science, see the Metropolitan Beaches Project website or read about Sanders’ conversation with journalist Martin Wisckol in the OC Register.