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Digital Coast Fellowship
2022-2024 Fellowship Project Summaries
Coastal States Organization: Annika Tomson, from the University of Michigan and nominated by Michigan Sea Grant, was matched with the Coastal States Organization (in partnership with the Association of State Floodplain Managers) to develop technical guidance resources to support local communities in planning for and managing residential coastal properties acquired or vacated due to erosion, inundation, and flooding worsened by climate change.
National States Geographic Information Council: Nadine Doiron, from the University of Southern Mississippi and nominated by Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, was matched with the National States Geographic Information Council at the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys to bolster communication networks with Alaskan stakeholders to map 66,000 miles of rugged coastline, seeking engagement, inclusion, and equity among growing local, tribal, state, federal, and private partnerships that enhance data sharing and access.
The Nature Conservancy: Sabine Bailey, from Auburn University and nominated by Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, was matched with The Nature Conservancy in partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to reform marsh protection activities and promote marsh migration and community resilience in Maryland.