Dozens of students and faculty from the Department of Journalism + Media helped to organize and work the Sea Level Solution Center’s Sea Level Solution Day in Miami-Dade County on Oct. 16.
Using the School of Communication + Journalism’s Sea Level Rise Toolkit (eyesontherise.org/app) to collect and analyze flooding during that weekend’s King Tides (http://slsc.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/King-Tide-Measuring-Manual-v2.pdf), students and citizens gathered throughout Miami to capture the effects of the region’s changing environments. Student video crews and citizens worked the day before, as well, to capture images of flooding.
The eyesontherise.org (eyesontherise.org) team — Susan Jacobson, Kate MacMillin, Juliet Pinto, and Robert Gutsche, Jr. in the Department of Journalism + Media — also organized a citizen science event at Marine Stadium on Oct. 16 as part of the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival (http://www.coconutgroveseafoodfestival.com) to feature the Toolkit and to showcase what CARTA students are doing to tell stories of rising seas.
See more about the eyesontherise.org activities here (http://www.eyesontherise.org/post-archives/).
Banner Image: Student Cindy Castro (reaching into bay) collects data as part of the Oct. 16 Sea Level Solutions Day in Miami-Dade County.
Image 1: FIU student Linda Flores captures an image of flood waters during a King Tide on Oct. 16 as part of the Sea Level Solutions Day in Miami-Dade County. Images contributed to flood reports and data for the eyesontherise.org Sea Level Rise Toolkit at eyesontherise.org/app.
Image 2: Shelby Servais, an FIU student (in red jacket) measured flood water during the Oct. 16 Sea Level Solutions Day in Miami-Dade County. Data were submitted to the eyesontherise.org Sea Level Rise Toolkit at eyesontherise.org/app.
Image 3: Groups of citizens and CARTA students gather on Oct. 16 in Miami to capture data of King Tide Flooding as part of an eyesontherise.org co-sponsored event.