Eyes on the Rise is a project of the Sea Level Rise: South Florida initiative, which is largely funded by a Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education grant. The 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. Eyes on the Rise aims to raise awareness and educate South Florida communities about the impact, challenges and threats of sea level rise, to create solutions for a sustainable future.
Sea Level Rise Toolbox
The Sea Level Rise Toolbox is part of Eyes on the Rise, a project of Florida International University School of Communication and Journalism professors Susan Jacobson, Robert “Ted” Gutsche, Kate MacMillin and Juliet Pinto, and their students.
The goal of the Sea Level Rise Toolbox is to inform citizens of South Florida about the potential impact of sea level rise in their neighborhoods. We want to help our fellow Floridians adapt to sea level rise and better understand what local governments, including Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County, are doing to adapt to sea level rise. To this end, FIU Journalism students have produced a video series on Sea Level Rise Impact for WPBT2, and have partnered with journalists from Fusion, whose reporting on the Miami Beach Centennial and sea-level rise adaptation efforts helps provide this context to the app.