Sea Level Rise

Educating Coastal Communities About Sea-level Rise

The ECoAS Project

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Atlantic Canada – A Coastal Region

70%

of the population in Nova Scotia lives in coastal communities

60%

As of 2001, over

of the population in Atlantic Canada lived within 50 km of the shoreline

Newfoundland & labrador

29,000

Nova Scotia

km of Coastline:

13,300

5,500

3,200

New

Brunswick

Prince Edward Island

The Northwestern Atlantic Ocean
is one of the

Stormiest

places in

North America

28cm

/year

Prince Edward Island

is eroding at a rate of

 

627

From 1990-1999

an average of

new coastal lots were created in New Bruswick each year

Nova Scotia

will experience the greatest relative
sea-level rise
amounts
in Atlantic Canada

90%

of the population in
Newfoundland & Labrador is located in coastal communities

60%

of the population in
New Brunswick lives within 50 km of the coast

No place in
 
Prince Edward Island
is more than

16km
from the ocean

The ECoAS Project

project partners:

Ecology Action Centre Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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