Norddeutsches Küsten- und Klimabüro
 
Helgoland

How fast is sea level currently rising?

To answer this question for Helgoland, we compare the sea level trend of the last 50 years with all previous 50-year periods. Since the beginning of data availability (1954), there are 19 overlapping 50-year periods.
50 years
  • So far, the largest 50-year trend was in the period of 1968-2017, whereas the smallest trend was in the period of 1954-2003.
  • The trend of the last 50 years is within this range of the past.