Author Archives: Caitlin Cerame

Community Input on Adaptation Strategies

During the Spring 2013 Adaptive Design Studio, the project team met with Cedar Key and Rosewood community residents and stakeholders for workshop activities, design presentations, and interviews. Through these interactions, the project team captured local experiences and adaptation preferences. Community members in … Continue reading

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Conclusion of the Civic Engagement Studio

As the fall semester comes to a close, the studio class would like to wish our professor, Gail Easley, a wonderful retirement. Gail has been an invaluable asset to the studio. Her experience, leadership, and charisma contributed greatly to the … Continue reading

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Yankeetown Seafood Festival

The Coastal Engagement Studio had another opportunity to meet residents and visitors of Levy County at the 31st Annual Yankeetown Seafood Festival on November 17-18.  The festival hosted hundreds of tents offering food, crafts, and outreach. Our booth displayed project … Continue reading

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Presentation to Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce

On November 14th, 2012, students from the UF coastal engagement studio, Doug McDuffie and Stephanie Zarkis presented past, current, and future trends of sea level rise to the Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce. We would like to thank the … Continue reading

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Storm Surge

Increase in average sea level rise affects certain hydrologic processes such as storm surge. Storm surge is a coastal high water level caused by wind from storms. Many of us have become familiar with the effects of storm surge from … Continue reading

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Habitat Migration

Related to sea level rise, another issue affecting coastal communities is ecosystem change. Habitat migration – the gradual replacement of one natural environment by another – is a key concern when planning for the future of Florida’s coastal communities. As … Continue reading

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Florida Sea Grant and Sea Level Rise

The video below is a 5-minute overview of currently observable impacts of sea level rise in Florida. The video narrator, Thomas Ruppert, is Florida Sea Grant’s statewide specialist in coastal planning, and his expertise lies in law, hazard mitigation, post-disaster … Continue reading

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