CLIVE, the coastal erosion visualization tool created by UPEI’s Climate Research Lab and the Spatial Interface Lab at Simon Fraser University, has taken first place in the Massachusetts Institute for Technology’s (MIT) Center for Collective Intelligence contest on Communicating Coastal Risk and Resilience.
Nearly 600 projects were submitted to MIT’s Climate CoLab for this year’s competition. CLIVE made it through several rounds of competition and broke through to the finals against two other projects. Through the support and votes from the UPEI community, CLIVE won the Popular Choice, as determined by online voting.
“I just want to say what a wonderful feeling it is that the UPEI community and campus were so supportive through the competition,” said Dr. Adam Fenech, Director of the UPEI Climate Lab. “To win because of the support of a community, that’s a nice feeling. I’ll not forget this.”
Dr. Fenech and members of his team will be travelling to Cambridge, Massachusetts to receive the award in early November.
For more information on CLIVE, visit http://youtu.be/XiagWbIvI8k