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RIA # 134: Dr. Michelle Covi on Sea Level Rise Research

Dr. Michelle Covi

On this episode, Katie is joined by Michelle Covi, an assistant professor of practice at Old Dominion University in the Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and a Virginia Sea Grant extension partner. She conducts research and outreach activities for climate adaptation and coastal resilience efforts for Virginia with an emphasis on Hampton Roads. Her research areas include sea level rise and resilience risk perception and communication, public participation in adaptation planning processes and engagement/outreach practices. She co-organizes the Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise/ Flooding Adaptation Forum, a quarterly meeting of adaptation stakeholders and co-chaired the Citizen Engagement Working Group of the Hampton Roads Intergovernmental Pilot Project. She completed her doctorate in Coastal Resources Management at East Carolina University, where her focus was on sea level rise risk communication and policy. She has a Masters degree in Marine Science from University of Georgia where she studied salt marsh ecology.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Sea Level Rise Research [00:00-11:57]

In this first segment, Michelle shares about her research on sea level rise.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Sea Level Rise Risk Preparation [11:58-23:20]

In segment two, Michelle shares about her work with sea level rise preparation.

Segment 3: Interdisciplinary Partnerships [23:21-35:59]

In segment three, Michelle discusses the interdisciplinary nature of her work.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

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