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New Technology Installed at Santa Monica Pier Helps Public Visualize Beach with Rising Seas


A new virtual reality installation on the Santa Monica Pier reveals how sea level rise will affect the Santa Monica shoreline in the not too distant future. Will its iconic beaches be underwater in 30 years? The freestanding viewer is located on the north side of the Pier, adjacent to the current shoreline. Inside the viewer is an immersive virtual reality display showing panoramic views of Santa Monica Beach accurate to the vantage point in where it is mounted. The public can see how the beach and infrastructure will flood with sea level rise and big storms by the end of the century.  Don't miss it - the installation will be in place through the end of the year.


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10/29/2016 - Community Climate Action Summit at St. Monica's Grand Pavilion

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Climate Final Report    View Final Report

7/28/2016 - Office of Sustainability and the Environment with the project team launch the development process with stakeholders who are now part of a Steering Committee and a Green Ribbon Committee. 

See content from the kick-off event:
CAAP Event Report
CAAP Event Presentation

1/26/2016 - City selects DNV-GL to provide consulting services to develop and deliver the Climate Action & Adaptation Plan (Council meeting staff report)

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Climate Final Report The 15x15 Climate Action Plan, published in February 2013, was developed to meet the City’s target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 15% below 1990 levels by the end of 2015.

It is a short-term, action-oriented plan identifying fifteen measures that, when completed, will achieve our community greenhouse gas emission reduction goal.

15x15 Climate Action Plan (6MB) pdf

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C-CHANGE.LA is hosted by the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, composed of leading municipal governments, agencies, universities and organizations.

Last updated: Friday, 01/13/2017


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