Welcome to the Santa Monica Pocket OWL - a virtual reality tour exploring risks associated with coastal flooding, potential impacts of rising sea levels caused by climate change, and possible steps to respond to these threats at this location.

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Check out this beautiful beach! Did you know it didn’t used to be this wide? The dotted line shows where the shoreline was in the 1920s.

Ever since then, people have periodically replaced the sand that got washed away over time.


Before you go on, we’d love to know your relationship to this beach area.

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I live here in Santa Monica

I live in the greater LA region

I am visiting from further away