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Seasonal King Tides (highest of the high tides) happen each year and have been causing flooding in our urban Miami community. The Sea Level Solutions Center within the FIU Institute of Water and Environment, in collaboration with several partners, host yearly events to collect sea level rise data through “citizen science” flood reporting. This information is then aggregated and deposited into a living database to be used to verify frequency and extent of urban flooding in Miami, Florida.

Sea Level Solutions Day calls on citizen scientists to come together during the King Tides to take water samples across several sites in Miami. Citizen scientists are equipped with “citizen science kits” that include sampling materials. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM on Saturday, October 27 at the Viscaya Village within Viscaya’s Museum & Gardens. Citizen science volunteers will split up into groups and venture out to a sampling location to collect flooding data. Be sure to wear waterproof footwear (preferably rain boots).

You can learn more about previous sampling events here. Please be sure to register for the event on Eventbrite.