Barrington, Bristol & Warren Visualizations

This research seeks to understand the ways in which depicting the consequences of storm surge and sea level rise impact perceptions of risk. It provides guidance for creators of realistic and semi-realistic 3d visualizations known as “landscape visualizations”, emergency managers, planners, and policy makers.

The project has fostered a collaboration between the Dept. of Marine Affairs and the ITS lab, which trains undergraduate students that have experience in computer programming and three-dimensional modelling techniques. This project has given the students a chance to develop their skills in an applied setting. This summer the students at the lab developed sea level rise visual­izations created for the coastal towns of Warren, Bristol and Barrington in the state of Rhode Island.

Cargo Collective, Inc. Los Angeles, Calif.