Dataset contains a combined monthly sea level records as observed from the year 1994 - 2018. It is well acknowledged that sea level rise is already affecting Solomon Island communities. The Solomon Islands Second National Communication cites satellite altimetry readings indicating that the country is experiencing sea-level rise at a rate of 8-10 mm per year. The monthly sea level data contains a relative sea level trend of –5.7 mm/year.
The content of this brochure is the result of a collaborative effort between the Solomon Islands meteorological Service and the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) Program – a component of the Australian Government’s International Climate Change Adaptation Initiative. It contains a summary of climate projections for the Solomon Islands.
This report focuses on marine/coastal inundation and sea level and how they are affected by climate change.
The region of interest is the Pacific Islands, with a focus on Commonwealth countries (Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu).