Sea Level Rise App Launched: What’s SLR Mean to You?

App allows users to view sea rise projections in South Florida; see related news coverage by Fusion

Today,, a project of four Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communication professors and their students, takes a proactive step in helping South Florida citizens understand the sea level issues affecting their areas.

Through funding from the Online News Association, the project’s Sea Level Rise App — also know as the Sea Level Rise Toolbox – is now available at

The app is free and was officially launched at BarCamp Miami at the Miami Ad School in Wynwood. It is also being featured in reporting on the Miami Beach Centennial celebration by the media company Fusion.

Click to use the app




Eyes Team Member Part of Miami Beach Party

Dr. Juliet Pinto joined other faculty members from Florida International University on March 27 to present research and journalism on sea level rise that’s become a major initiative of the university. Pinto represented the project and other efforts from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at FIU that are related to reporting and researching issues[…]

Presenting Research on App Development: IAMCR 2015

The team has been selected to present their paper, “It takes a village to build a sea level rise app: Civic hacking as an approach to inform citizens about climate change in Miami,” in the Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group at the IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research) conference in Montreal in July.

The paper is related to the team’s app, which will be released Saturday.

The abstract for the paper, authored by Susan Jacobson, Jennifer Fu (FIU GIS Center), Kate MacMillin, Juliet Pinto, Robert E. Gutsche, Jr., and Rebekah Monson (Code for Miami and Hacks/Hackers Miami) is below: […]

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Charnele Michel, who has worked as a graduate assistant on the project since its launch, has been awarded FIU’s University Graduate School Provost Award for Student Engagement. Michel will receive the award on April 10. Without Charnele’s innovation, dedication, and creativity, would never have been able to do what it’s done in the past year.[…]