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Coastal Management Fellowship
2019-2021 Fellowship Project Summaries
Minnesota: Melanie Perello, from Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and nominated by Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, was matched with Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Management Program to provide data, tools, and resources to area practitioners and landowners tackling Lake Superior erosion in Minnesota.
New Hampshire: Ben Sweeney, from the University of Rhode Island and nominated by Rhode Island Sea Grant, was matched with the New Hampshire Coastal Management Program to develop creative funding mechanisms and policy to support on-the-ground adaptation and resilience in coastal New Hampshire communities.
New Jersey: Sabrina Pereira, from the University of Rhode Island and nominated by Rhode Island Sea Grant, was matched with the New Jersey Coastal Management Program to identify measures or frameworks for evaluating community resilience, develop a method for equitable community resilience planning, and suggest integration of these findings with state initiatives in New Jersey.
New York: Leah Feldman, from the University of Rhode Island and nominated by Rhode Island Sea Grant, was matched with the New York State Coastal Management Program to develop a scenario planning tool (potentially utilizing virtual reality or augmented reality) that will support three goals: community and regional resilience planning, local waterfront revitalization planning, and improved federal consistency review.
Oregon: Adrian Laufer, from Oregon State University and nominated by Oregon Sea Grant, was matched with the Oregon Coastal Management Program to improve the availability of public access information for planning efforts and to encourage public enjoyment of and appreciation of the Oregon coast.
Wisconsin: Emma Cutler, from Dartmouth College and nominated by New Hampshire Sea Grant, was matched with the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program to apply geospatial technologies and resources, developed by Wisconsin’s partners, NOAA Digital Coast, and others, to Great Lakes coastal hazard issues, culminating in a self-guided project to develop a multi-hazard vulnerability viewer.
State Project Summaries