Thursday, May 17, 2018
A frequent question we get asked during HMS Florida workshops is who else is doing this kind of work? Or phrased another way, who else is engaging local communities to address heritage at risk from climate change impacts?
Scottish Coastal Archaeology and the Problem of Erosion (SCAPE) directed by Tom Dawson and Joanna Hambly out of St. Andrews University. Their Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk Project (SCHARP) asked the public to explore a sites at risk map, help survey sites on the map using the ShoreUPDATE app, and request to revisit high priority areas over 3 years. Their Results and Highlights page captures work done over four years by 1200 volunteers, including 1074 ShoreUPDATE surveys and 400 new sites recorded. Tom and Joanna remain close friends of FPAN and have traveled twice so far to assist with the development of HMS Florida and the Tidally United Summit held each summer.
|Click image or here to view SCHARP Sites at Risk map.|
|Click image or here to see CITiZAN Sites at Risk map.|
For more information on CITiZAN:
CHERISH (Ireland and Wales)
Climate Heritage & Environments of Reefs, Islands and Headlands (CHERISH) is different from community engagement-based models like SCAPE and CITiZAN. They did not release an interactive map for the public to submit reports but are working collaboratively across borders to assess and manage sites at risk with the latest technology. They look at impacts of climate change on cultural heritage but also broader impacts on environmental resources such as reefs. CHERISH (Ireland and Wales) It is in their work plan to train citizen scientists in later phases. The program does not yet extend countrywide, but instead is focused on six select counties in Ireland and four in Wales as the EU funding allows.
|Click image or here for CHERISH project area map.|
|Click on image or here to visit CHERISH technique page.|
For more information on CHERISH
|Click image or here for ALeRT distribution map.|
|Click for REMAINS field sites.|
For more information on REMAINS:
Project log: https://www.researchgate.net/project/REMAINS-of-Greenland
Other programs on our radar:
COASTAL- Community Observation, Assessment and Salvage of Threatened Archaeological Legacy (Nova Scotia)
Midden Minders (Maine)
Society for California Climate Change and California Archaeology
Thousand Eyes Archaeological Site Stewardship Program (Tennessee)
More to come!
Text: Sarah Miller, FPAN staff
Images: links to original content provided in captions