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Eyes on the Rise

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About Eyes on the Rise

A mail truck drives through flooded streets in Miami.

Eyes on the Rise is an interdisciplinary project of the Department of Journalism + Media in the College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts (CARTA) at Florida International University. 

This project was initially funded in 2014-2015 for one year by the Online News Association Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education.  The grant was awarded in Spring 2014 to faculty members in the Department of Journalism+Media at Florida International University: Ted Gutsche, Susan Jacobson, Kate MacMillin and Juliet Pinto. The goal of the Sea Level Rise: South Florida initiative was to raise awareness and educate South Florida communities about the impact, challenges and threats of sea level rise, to create solutions for a sustainable future.

Climate Apps

Use these applications to see how your neighborhood may be impacted by sea level rise.

Sea Level Rise Toolbox
South Florida’s original interactive sea level rise viewer. Enter your address to see the potential impact of up to 6 feet of sea level rise on your neighborhood.



High Tide Calendar
Does your area see flooding during the King Tides, the highest high tides of the year? Enter your address into this app to see when the highest high tides may


In 2014 FIU Professors Kate MacMillin and Juliet Pinto produced South Florida’s Rising Seas, one of the fist documentaries to discuss the increased flooding in South Florida that was due to sea level rise. This award-winning documentary was quickly followed by South Florida’s Rising Seas: Impact, a web series produced by Professor MacMillan and her students that became a second documentary that aired on WPBT, Miami’s PBS station, in 2015.

FIU students have continued to produce short videos on climate change and sea level rise. See the Gallery.

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