Federal grant funds development of warning systems in Southeast
February 23, 2022
The Sitka Sound Science Center and several regional and national partners have received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop natural hazard monitoring and warning systems in tribal communities throughout Southeast.
Project KUTÍ — the Tlingit word for weather — builds on the center’s community process used in Sitka to build a landslide warning system.
Sitka will serve as a hub for the project, but the goal is to “develop a co-produced regional system for warning residents of events that might lead to flooding, avalanches and landslides,” ac...