NOAA COCA Grant: "Linking Rural Decision-Makers with Local Churches to Build Coastal Resilience to a Changing Climate"
DIPP stakeholders Michael Paolisso, Christina Prell, Brian Needelman, and Jen Dindinger, and colleagues from the University of Maryland were awarded in the fall of 2017 a grant from NOAA's Coastal Oceans and Climate Applications (COCA) program to expand DIPP's collaborations with churches and rural decision-makers on the Lower Eastern Shore. The award is for work that will take place between 2017-2019 and will build upon ongoing efforts to enhance resilience to ongoing and future changes impacting the Peninsula and elsewhere. The goal of the research project is to find ways better integrate faith-based knowledge with science knowledge to improve dialogue and understandings, and better support local needs in the face of climate change impacts. More information coming soon! Please feel free to get in touch with any questions.