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Reports and Tools

Below is a list of reports and tools published on project activities and research. These include summary reports to funding agencies and partners on research findings and next steps, summaries of student research projects, and tools and handouts produced from DIPP research and collaborative initiatives.

Somerset County Planning and Zoning (2020)

The final report of the assessment of drainage issues in the Oriole and Dames Quarter areas, which was carried out by Somerset County in response to ditch flooding concerns identified through the Integrated Coastal Resiliency Assessment.

Elizabeth Van Dolah, DIP Coordinator (November 2019)

This guide summarizes DIPP's approach to collaborative learning and provides tips for integrating similar approaches into other multi-stakeholder engagement and decision-making processes. 

Christine Miller Hesed, Elizabeth Van Dolah, Michael Paolisso (Conference Poster, Marsh Resilience Summit 2019)

This handout summarizes key findings on the benefits and challenges of applying a collaborative learning approach to engage rural communities on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. These results are from DIPP's Engaging Faith for Coastal Resilience Project, an initiative that explored how rural churches can serve as conduits to improving support for rural communities.  

Alex Sahi, Masters Student Research, University of Maryland Department of Anthropology (June 2019)

A report summarizing the history of different stakeholders' uses and management of the Deal Island Peninsula's salt marshes. This report was written as part of a Master's research carried out through the University of Maryland Department of Anthropology . 

Moriah James, Undergraduate Student Researcher, University of Maryland Department of Anthropology (2017)

A white paper summarizing the entangled histories of Native, African American, and white populations living on the Eastern Shore, and how these histories have helped shaped the Black experience in Somerset County and on the Deal Island Peninsula. This report was written as part of an undergraduate research project to improve understandings of the Peninsula's Black heritage.

Julia Keane, Undergraduate Student Photographer, University of Maryland (2016)

Photo essay developed by UMD student and photographer, Julia Keane and shared at the 2016 Skipjack Race and Labor Day Festival. These photos were taken as part of the Integrated Coastal Resiliency Assessment Focus Area documentation during June - September 2016. 

Katherine J. Johnson, University of Maryland Department of Anthropology (2016)

Executive Summary of the NOAA Science Collaborative Funded research project, the Deal Island Marsh and Community Project (2012-2015)

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