15 Sep Great Lakes Region, MI – Helping Rural Counties to Enhance Flooding and Coastal Disaster Resilience and Adaptation (NSF Award ID: 2133279)
Thomas Oommen, Michigan Technological University
Since 2012, rural communities bordering the Great Lakes face unprecedented challenges due to rising water levels, resulting in significant coastal erosion and accompanying flood hazards to the communities. The proposed project brings together university (Michigan Technological University & the University of Washington) – community (Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community – Natural Resources Department) partners to develop methods that use remote sensing data resources and citizen engagement (crowdsourcing) to address current data gaps for improved flood hazard modeling and visualization that is transferable to rural communities in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Read the abstract on nsf.gov.