Visualizing Sea Level Rise Impacts for Transportation Planning

Visualizing SLR Impacts Local leaders have historically communicated sea-level rise to communities by presenting two-dimensional maps, charts and photos; however, three-dimensional, immersive technologies offer new ways to convey complex concepts related to urban planning. Using a quasi-experimental design, the FAU team measured the degree to which virtual reality (VR) technologies improve (or impede) constituents’ absorption of information regarding sea-level rise risks in their communities. The project has the potential to significantly impact how sea-level rise risk information is communicated to the public in coastal areas such as Fort Lauderdale, Florida and elsewhere. Read the report


Dr. John L. Renne


Jeremy Hajek
Dr. Arjun Chakravarti



SURP Graduate Student Amir Koleini and Outreach Coordinator Serena Hoermann presented research by Professor John L. Renne, PhD, AICP at Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 9th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization in Action on November 5-6, 2019 in Washington, D.C.


The poster highlights results from   Dr. Renne’s research project   Visualizing Sea Level Rise Impacts in Transportation Planning,   which uses virtual reality to demonstrate climate impacts in a community setting.