Laura Engeman has a joint appointment between the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation and the California Sea Grant extension program. She specializes in providing California coastal communities with scientific research and tools to understand the impacts of climate change and inform adaptation strategies.
- Coastal resilience
- Sea-level rise, coastal erosion
- Climate change impacts to marine and coastal ecosystems
- Climate adaptation policy and financing
Engeman’s research focuses on applying scientific modeling, observations, and tools to guide local and state climate change policies and investments. She investigates methods for tracking climate change trends and assessing experimental adaptation strategies. Her research also includes financing mechanisms and policies to advance climate change preparedness.
Extension and Outreach
Engeman engages often and frequently with coastal managers, research scientists, state policymakers and stakeholders. She specializes in developing multi-disciplinary and multi-sector partnerships to identify important knowledge gaps and broaden shared understanding of climate science. Engeman also serves on the Technical Advisory Council of the Governor’s Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resilient Program, co-chairs the San Diego Sea-Level Rise Working Group, and is a founding Board Member of the Climate Science Alliance.