Prof Robert Nicholls, Dr Sally Brown and PhD student Laurens Speelman have spent a very enjoyable week in the Maldives funded by two European projects, IMPACT2C and RISES-AM-. The Southampton team discussed the impacts of sea-level rise and adaptation, plus wider climate change impacts with different government ministries. They presented some of their research, as well as some from former MSc student Oliver Harvey who studied overtopping and flooding due to sea-level rise last year as part of his dissertation. Robert is keen to continue working with Maldivian engineers, including the possibility of student dissertations in future years. They also visited a major new land reclamation site which is presently under construction. The reclamation is Phase II of the new city that is being built near to the capital to relive population pressure. They discussed how new islands are planned and constructed with the local housing and development department, and learnt about how sea-level rise was considered in the design.