On December 2nd, the FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society and FIU Sea Level Solutions Center hosted their “Changing Waters” event: an innovative science-art event focused on the issue of sea level rise. The event featured a science panel with experts from a variety of disciplines in addition to musical and theatrical performances inspired by the global rise of sea levels and the search for solutions. AOML researcher and oceanographer Chris Kelble sat on the panel, sharing his unique knowledge of water quality in Biscayne Bay and the impact of sea level rise in South Florida’s coastal communities.

  • AOML Oceanographer Chris Kelble (right) sharing his knowledge on the scientific panel. Image credit: NOAA
  • Adopt a Mangrove. Mangroves act as important coastal buffers to the threat of sea level rise. Image credit: NOAA
  • Panel of experts, from left to right: Laura Bracken, Dr. Rolando Santos Corujo, Dr. Chris Kelble, Dr. Tiffany Troxler, Matthew Smith and Xavier Cortada. Image credit: NOAA

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From Left:

  1. Adopt a Mangrove. Mangroves act as important coastal buffers to the threat of sea level rise. Image credit: NOAA

  2. Panel of experts, from left to right: Laura Bracken, Dr. Rolando Santos Corujo, Dr. Chris Kelble, Dr. Tiffany Troxler, Matthew Smith and Xavier Cortada. Image credit: NOAA

  3. AOML Oceanographer Chris Kelble (right) sharing his knowledge on the scientific panel. Image credit: NOAA