As we approach hurricane season, which begins June 1, Rhode Island Sea Grant, in partnership with the Coastal Resources Center, the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), and Save the Bay, will host training for community volunteers interested in becoming StormReporters to help document flooding, shoreline erosion and storm damage.
Volunteers will be trained on how to use the MyCoast, a digital application that collects and analyzes pictures and data to visualize the impact of coastal hazards, such as storms and flooding during King Tides. Volunteers will also be trained on locating and safely accessing critical areas, as well as what types of images are most beneficial to the database.
May 31, 2016, 5:30–6:30
Save The Bay, 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence
Please RSVP to July Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org 401 – 272-3540 x130.
The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council partnered with the National Weather Service to make StormReporter operational for Rhode Island. With support from the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS), StormReporter has been expanded to promote rapid delivery and archival of coastal storm damage observations across New England. Local teams and citizens are highly encouraged to report all coastal storm damages in their communities.