College of Science

Sea level is rising. Coastal retreat is happening. When should Monterey consider raising Del Monte Avenue? When should Cal Trans worry about rerouting Highway 1?

Dr. Doug Smith is collaborating with researchers at the MIIS Center for Blue Economy and SFSU on a risk assessment process for southern Monterey Bay. NOAA SeaGrant has funded the development a prototype model that will help cities and other stakeholders make bold coastal planning decisions based upon a probabilistic representation of future coastal threats.

Doug Smith