See CLIVE in North Rustico, Charlottetown, Summerside, Alberton

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Posted on Tuesday, 22 July 2014

How will coastal erosion affect your community? UPEI’s Climate Research Lab is touring Prince Edward Island Communities this month to demonstrate its Coastal Impacts Visualization Environment tool, better known as CLIVE. Dr. Adam 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:

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