UWindsor to track coastal changes through Parks Canada Coastie Initiative

October 28, 2021
The University of Windsor will be using pictures of the coast to examine shoreline changes as part of the new Coastie Initiative launched by Parks Canada. This year, cell phone cradles will be installed at five national parks: Prince Edward Island National Park, Fundy National Park, Kouchibouguac National Park, Point Pelee National Park, and Sable Island National Park Reserve. Park visitors can use the cell phone cradle to take a picture of the location, which UWindsor will use to track coastal changes such as shoreline retreat, dune erosion and recovery, storm surge and ice cover, vegetation structure, beach use, and rip current locations. “Citizen science is an ideal way for us to collect the very important information we need to monitor shoreline change across Canada,” said UWindsor faculty of science dean Chris Houser. UWindsor | Lethbridge News Now | CBC (AB)