Hardly a day goes by that a staff member of Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines isn’t asked how such a program ended up in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
The National Park Service has awarded a $483,404 grant to the Western Carolina University Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines to map the storm vulnerability at 12 coastal parks, from Alaska to Florida.
Thanks to a $40,655 grant from the Department of the Interior Office of International Affairs and the National Park Service, WCU’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines has begun a series of workshops in the Caribbean and Latin America aimed at coastal vulnerability.
WCU's Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines will screen the film “Shored Up,” a critically acclaimed documentary that examines the ways that different communities are trying to deal with coastal erosion, storms and rising sea levels.
Rob Young, professor of geology and director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at WCU, has been invited to join scientists participating Feb. 17 in Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill.