URI expands community coastal data collection technology 

NEW DATA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGY encourages residents to help monitor shoreline changes in Barrington, South Kingstown and Westerly. Pictured are Jennifer Ogren (left), assistant administrator for Rhode Island State Parks; Pam Rubinoff (center), coastal resilience specialist for URI's Coastal Research Center and R.I. Sea Grant; and URI graduate student Sarah Schechter (right) stand with CoastSnap technology at Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly. / COURTESY MICHAEL SALERNO, URI
NARRAGANSETT – The University of Rhode Island is calling for Ocean State residents to act as “community scientists” as it rolls out new CoastSnap data collection technology in three towns.  The international program, overseen at URI by the School of Oceanography at URI’s Narragansett Bay Campus, was developed at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and works with partners across 22 countries…

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