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.
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.
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.
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 to Herring Pond
Area in original proposal replaced by Falmouth.
Rock Harbor Watershed Environment Justice Area
Herring Pond to Rock Harbor, Orleans.
Related Information and Links
Cape Verde Community
Smart and Connected Communities
Example City/Area/Project Dashboards - should we create one?
Structured and Unstructured Data
Other Resources or Examples