On the road with CLIVE: PEI’s coastal erosion visualization tool

A 3-D image of North Rustico, created by CLIVE, simulating two meters of sea-level rise.
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Posted on Friday, 13 June 2014

Dr. Adam Fenech, director of UPEI’s Climate Research Lab, will tour Prince Edward Island communities this July to give demonstrations of the Coastal Impacts Visualization Environment tool, better known as CLIVE. Dr. Fenech will lead discussions about coastal erosion and sea-level rise, and the risk to homes, cottages, roads, and communities.

CLIVE allows users to manipulate a 3-D map of Prince Edward Island with a video game controller. It simulates erosion and sea-level rise over the next 90 years, and shows their impact on Prince Edward Island infrastructure.

Attendees will be encouraged to share ideas about how we might best adapt to these conditions, and through CLIVE, view local areas that may be affected.

The schedule includes:

· Victoria—the Old School House on Victoria Road, Tuesday, July 8
· Souris—St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Wednesday, July 9
· Abram-Village—Evangeline Recreation Centre, Tuesday, July 15
· Montague—Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre, Thursday, July 17
· North Rustico—Lion’s Club, Tuesday, July 22
· Charlottetown—Beaconsfield Carriage House, Wednesday, July 23
· Summerside—Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club, Thursday, July 24
· Alberton—Community Centre, Wednesday, July 30

Each session begins at 7:00 pm and will run for approximately one hour. Drinks and light snacks will be provided.

The events are sponsored by the PEI Department of Environment, Labour, and Justice, and by the Climate Research Lab at the University of Prince Edward Island.

For more information, visit upei.ca/climate.

For more information:

Dave Atkinson, Research Communications Officer, UPEI
(902) 620-5117, datkinson@upei.ca