June 20, 2014

Mission & Goals

About Eyes on the Rise

(Updated 6-9-16)

Eyes on the Rise is a project of the Sea Level Rise: South Florida initiative funded, in large part, by a Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education grant funded and awarded by the Online News Association, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the Excellence and Ethics in Journalism Foundation, the Democracy Fund, and the Rita Allen Foundation. The $35,000 grant was awarded in Spring 2014 to Robert E. Gutsche, Jr., Kate MacMillin, Susan Jacobson, and Juliet Pinto – all professors in the newly named School of Communication and Journalism at Florida International University.

Mission Statement

Eyes on the Rise aims to raise awareness and to educate South Florida communities about the impact, challenges and threats of sea level rise to create possible solutions for a sustainable future.


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Project Goals

Project Approaches

Measuring Outcomes