Coastal Resilience in Rhode Island



CRC’s Sea Level Stick is on the Move

Teresa Crean presented to URI Professor Richard Sheridan’s junior class landscape architecture students as they toured the Charlestown, RI coastline to consider long term adaptation measures for the town’s coastal neighborhoods. Charlestown’s GIS coordinator Steve McCandless and URI Ocean Engineering Professor Emeritus Malcolm Spaulding were on hand to discuss the local context and modeling that has been completed to assess coastal risk.  Sea level stick was handed off to the students so they could visualize future sea level scenarios at the water’s edge.