David Holland, Center for Sea Level Change

Coastlines Under Threat

Many cities are built at sea level or slightly above it. Rising seas caused by melting ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland will reshape coastlines as we know them today.

Studying Sea-level Change in Greenland

Watching History Unfold

Researchers David and Denise Holland share their footage of an enormous slab of ice breaking off the Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland and floating into the ocean.

In the News

Research by NYU Abu Dhabi faculty is frequently featured in local and international media.

Will rising waters leave Abu Dhabi under water? Scientists seek answers
Without models predicting how ice sheets interact with the ocean, one of the biggest questions on climate change remains unanswered.
The National | May 9, 2018

How Abu Dhabi will help save the world from disaster
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year grant to experts in the UAE and US to research rising sea levels.
Abu Dhabi World | May 3, 2018

Unprecedented U.S.-British project launches to study the world’s most dangerous glacier
The Washington Post | April 30, 2018

NYUAD to research sea level rise in Antarctica thanks to $2.1 million science grant from UK
The National | April 30, 2018

Abu Dhabi scientists' study of shrinking glaciers is subject of new film
The National | April 15, 2018

Global Warming Special (Video)
CNN | December 4, 2017

Designing a Power System for Radars in Greenland
UNAVCO | February 17, 2017

Visualizing The Real-World Effects Of Climate Change On Glacier Streams
Labocine | January 8, 2017

With sea levels rising, what can you do to help fight this global problem?
Time Out Abu Dhabi | August 15, 2016

Greenland Continues to Lose its Ice Sheet (Video)
VOA | November 19, 2015

Seals Help Scientists Track Climate Change In Greenland (Video)
AJ+ | November 18, 2015

Scientists Point to Overlooked Forces that May Slow Predicted Antartic Ice Retreat
New York University | November 10, 2015

On the Rocks: The Challenges of Predicting Sea Level Rise
Eos | October 19, 2015

Greenland’s Iceberg Factory – Where the Empire State Building is Too Short a Yardstick
The New York Times | July 3, 2015

Watch a Piece of Ice Larger Than Two Empire State Buildings Break Off a Glacier in Greenland
Vice News | July 1, 2015

Winds of change blow worldwide
The National | August 30, 2014