CCC MA NSF Project

Smart and Connected Coastal Communities in Massachusetts - An NSF Proposal in response to NSF Smart and Connected Communities RFP.
The proposal was submitted by the University of Massachusets, Boston with the lead Principal Investigator (PI) being Professor Bob Chen from the School for the Environment. The proposal was submitted on 24 February 2021. Successful award August 25 2021.NSF Award 2125264  Duration 1 September 2021 - 31 August 2022. This is a planning grant and pilot program and the intention is to submit a larger proposal to NSF in 2022/3.
The original idea emerged from conversations in a nascent coastal community network in MA initiated by a partnership between the Woods Hole Institute and the College of Exploration.
This web page is created by the College of Exploration and is an unofficial record for the project and its activities. It is created purely as a collection of related documents and links to help staff at the College of Exploration. It may be of use to other team members, members of the two locations and communities, and the general public.
Mind Map of the Original Project Proposal 
Overall Goal: To develop effective and sustainable responses to the climate change impacts that affect coastal communities. Specific Objectives include:
1) To promote deep personal connections with the coast through unstructured data such as images, videos, and social media and structured data from both embedded sources as well as community science efforts using distributed sensors;
2) To expand connections across geographical boundaries among communities with similar relationships with their coasts;
3) To enhance sustainable connections with place through history and traditional ecological knowledge.
Project Summary      Project Description   References in Project Description   CCC-MA Team Members
Two Areas for the NSF Project.
The original proposal identified two areas to compare and contrast. These were the Rock Harbor Watershed and the Herring Pond area.  For a number of reasons the Rock Harbor Watershed Environment Justice Area is now replaced with Falmouth MA with a focus on the Cape Verde Island community.
Falmouth MA
Map of Falmouth MA
Herring Pond
Herring Pond
Falmouth to Herring Pond
Falmouth to Herring Pond

Area in original proposal replaced by Falmouth.
Rock Harbor Watershed Environment Justice Area
Rock Harbor EJ Area
Herring Pond to Rock Harbor, Orleans.
Orleans Map    Town of Orleans   Lower Cape Outreach Council    Nauset Regional Middle School    

Related Information and Links
Wampanoag Tribe

  This SCCC Project is working with the Herring Pond Tribal Council
Cape Verde Community
This SCCC project is working with the Cape Verde Museum in Falmouth   Museum Opening Article
Consultate of Cape Verde  Cape Verdean Community Description  Global Boston Cape Verde Info
Countries and Cultures Website
Smart and Connected Communities
Verizon Smart and Connected Communities
Example City/Area/Project Dashboards - should we create one?
Examples from Alan Wiig  City example Dublin
Structured and Unstructured Data
Coastal Sensor Networks in MA
Unstrucutured Data 
Environmental Justice in MA
Facebook Pages
Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe  | Herring Pond Group   |  Search results for "Herring Pond Wampanoag"   | 
Orleans Group on Facebook   |   Things to do in Orleans von Facebook   |  Orleans Natural Resources  |  Orleans Police Department
Orleans Chamber of Commerce   |   Search results for  "Orleans"
Linked In
Wampanoag Tribe 
Wampanoag History
MA information
Beach Profiling 
Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Partnership (MASSBAYS)
MA Science Walk 2021     Orleans Town Walk
MA Coastal Zone
Massachusetts Coastal Zone Boundary
Resilient MA
Story Maps
Massachussetts Shoreline Project     Massachussetts My Coast           Boston Harbor Habitat Atlas
Map of Massachusetts
Wampanoag Shellfish Farm   Wampanoag Nation on Facebook   
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ecosystem Restoration
Alan Wig website of embedded data and related info.
Alan Wig Notion Website

Other Resources or Examples
Structured Democratic Dialogue  Reflections on a career
21st Agoras
Stockton University Coastal Research Center   NJ Beach Profile Locations
Resilient NJ   Long Beach Island
Climate Modelling

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