Hurricane Irma struck the small Caribbean Island of Barbuda on September 6th, 2017 with 185 mph winds. The storm decimated the island, leaving 2000 people homeless. Shayna is working on filming & photographing the cleanup effort in order to share the story of the Barbudans and help encourage donations that will fund the recovery of the island.
Partnering with Scripps Institution of Oceanography, we are hoping to share the stoke we feel about the ocean with Salty Cinema, a community event that screens show ocean-themed films and scientific panels quarterly in La Jolla. Bringing together community leaders, scientists, and San Diego businesses to celebrate the ocean, we hope to entertain and foster ocean conservation. Ranging from scientific to inspirational, Salty Cinema features films big and small, including short films made by Scripps students.
UNMANNED is a short investigative documentary explores the rapidly advancing technologies of using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to observe marine mammals such as whales, dolphins, and sea lions. Unmanned has partnered with Eco-Drone.org & OceansUnmmaned.org.
CLEAN COAST: THE WATER QUALITY
STICKER FOR SURFERS
Coastal water quality presents a health hazard to many surfers, especially throughout storm season when waves are best. Poor water quality leads to countless documented illnesses in Southern California every year, and last season caused the death of a surfer in Imperial Beach. CleanCoast: The Water Quality Sticker is a gel-based sticker that changes color when a person should not swim in a coastal area. Using a health-based sensitivity test that adheres to EPA guidelines, CleanCoast helps surfers answer a simple question: “Is the water safe?” Unlike beach closure advisories, CleanCoast gives surfers a warning they cannot miss so they can make an informed decision for themselves about surfing a contaminated break.