The SedRISE project was funded by the NOAA Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise program to focus on the role of sediment, and its management, in the sustainability of southern California coasts and resilience to extreme events under sea level rise and watershed change. SedRISE brings together an interdisciplinary research team with a Management Transition Advisory Group (MTAG) made up of professionals involved in science, governance and management activities related to coastal sediment management. Working together, this partnership is developing innovative system-dynamics models that describe coastal changes based on both human and natural processes.

SedRISE is working towards a better understanding of coastal sediment dynamics in urban coastal watersheds, and innovative modeling tools for using the best available data and science (and related uncertainty) to frame management decisions.