Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could come soon

Miami_skylineMiami could know as early as 2020 how high sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of international researchers including FIU Earth and Environment Professor Rene Price.

Sea level rise is one of the most certain consequences of climate change. But the speed and long-term height of the rise is one of the great scientific unknowns. Some scientists believe sea level rise is accelerating, some suggest the rate is holding steady, while others are saying it’s actually decelerating. More information >>

Professors win national journalism education grant to continue studies on sea level rise

Sea-level-riseProfessors Robert E. Gutsche, Jr., Susan Jacobson, Kate MacMillin and Juliet Pinto from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication(SJMC) were recently awarded a 2014-15 Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education grant to conduct community-engaged journalism about the threats of sea level rise in South Florida.

Their proposal focused on using public data feeds, public media, “crowd hydrology,” and student-led journalism to conduct a public campaign that informs and engages South Florida residents on the impacts of sea level rise on their neighborhoods. The team, one of 12 selected from 125, received a $35,000 grant to seed their project. More information >>