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King Tides: Coming to the news, or a song, near you!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Featured, Media Bar, Project Updates | Comments Off on King Tides: Coming to the news, or a song, near you!

King Tides: Coming to the news, or a song, near you!

A few years ago, extreme high tides weren’t often a feature of North American news. “King Tides” as we know them today have been illuminated thanks to the good work of this international network of King Tides Project organizers. We’ve noticed a significant increase in the use of the term “King Tides” by the news media. This is important, as the term itself is simple, yet interesting. You might even say it’s lyrical. In fact, the Decades After Paris music outreach project (based in Victoria, BC, Canada) has used the term in one of their songs:...

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Thank You Ocean Campaign Highlights King Tides Project

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Media Attention, Project Updates | Comments Off on Thank You Ocean Campaign Highlights King Tides Project

The ‘Thank You Ocean‘ team has featured the California King Tides project in it’s latest video podcast.  Hit play to see inspiring work on the West Coast! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new...

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San Francisco Residents Help Scientists Improve Sea Level Rise Models

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Featured, Media Bar, Project Updates | Comments Off on San Francisco Residents Help Scientists Improve Sea Level Rise Models

San Francisco Residents Help Scientists Improve Sea Level Rise Models

In January, California King Tides partnered with USGS and the Our Coast, Our Future project to collect king tide photos from specific locations around the Bay Area.  The pictures people took are helping scientists better understand which areas are most at risk of flooding and future sea level rise.  Researchers are comparing photos of the high tide against computer simulations of flooding to see how well these simulations match reality. This was a fun, easy way for everyday people to provide important information that will help future sea level rise adaptation planning efforts in the Bay...

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King Tide BYO Chair Party – Portland, ME

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Project Updates | Comments Off on King Tide BYO Chair Party – Portland, ME

THE KING TIDE BYO CHAIR PARTY – Bring your own chair to sit and watch: the rising tides; street theater written by Megan Grumbling and performed by actors Karen Ball, Deirdre Fulton, Corey Gagne, and Tess Van Horn; puppetry by Blainor McGough of Mayo Street Arts; trailers of flood movies in a temporary outdoor cinema (U-Haul Truck); listen to King Tide interviews by Caroline Losneck and interact with a sculptural intervention Observation Shack by Christopher Byron and Kelly Rioux. Additional activities will include Walking the Line, a GPS recording of the perimeter of the water’s edge....

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Pitching King Tides to the Business Community

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Project Updates | Comments Off on Pitching King Tides to the Business Community

How do you sell education, engagement and adaptation to investors? That was my task as a finalist in the Triton Network (TriNet) Entrepreneurial Challenge. The annual business competition at UCSD aims to promote innovative technological approaches to dealing with environmental problems. As a Master’s student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography studying coastal resilience, I entered the competition with the idea of a King Tides app that would strengthen the connection between the citizen scientists who document the tides and the researchers working on flood models and maps for the future...

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Island Nations Already Impacted by King Tides

Posted by on Mar 8, 2014 in Featured, Media Bar, Sea Level Rise News | Comments Off on Island Nations Already Impacted by King Tides

Island Nations Already Impacted by King Tides

In coastal areas around the globe, “king tides” – the highest high tides of the year – can offer a glimpse of the future when sea level rise will impact coastal cities and towns.   For many low-lying island nations, however, the king tides of today are more than just a glimpse of problems to come, they create significant problems in the present. News reports this week illustrate some of the problems faced by island nations during these most recent king tides.   Hundreds were forced to evacuate the capital of the Marshall Islands due to flooding, and in Kiribati, crops...

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