Dozens of students and faculty from FIU’s Department of Journalism + Media and eyesontherise.org 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 to collect and analyze flooding during that weekend’s King Tides, students and citizens gathered throughout Miami to capture the effects of the region’s changing environments (see map, below). Student video crews and citizens worked the day before, as well, to capture images of flooding.
The 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 to feature the Toolkit and to showcase what students are doing to tell stories of rising seas.
Take a look at the citizen-reported flood data and images below.