Using phones and drones to monitor how El Niño changes the California coastBy Coastal Resilience
Project URL: http://coastalresilience.org/project-areas/california/el-nino-california/
Project Twitter: @CoastResilience
Climate change and the accompanying sea-level rise are changing California’s shoreline, impacting coastal communities and coastal habitats.
Anyone with a smartphone or drone can participate in the El Niño Monitoring Initiative. Their device will do the hard work of capturing the time, date, and location. Users’ geo-tagged images will contribute to a map of the shoreline as it looks under El Niño conditions; they will provide real, on-the-ground data that can be used to test the accuracy of the models.
Monitoring both gradual and episodic changes to the shoreline as they happen helps provide real-world evidence to support models that predict impacts of sea-level rise. The more accurate these models are, the better communities can plan to protect people and nature into the future.
Last updated: 12th of September, 2016