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Using Best Available Science to Inform Decision-Making

The Ocean Protection Council, in collaboration with a twenty-agency working group and the Science Advisory Team of the Ocean Protection Council, has developed the State of California Sea-level Rise Guidance Document to provide science-based recommendations on assessing sea-level rise, emphasizing the importance of addressing storm impacts. The current version of the State of California Sea-level Rise Guidance Document is based on findings of a project funded by multiple state and federal agencies, led by the National Research Council, Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington.

Many state agencies have adopted sea-level rise guidance documents for how they are integrating sea-level rise risk reduction into decision-making processes. For example: