Our coastal wetlands are among the first to reflect changes associated with increases in sea level. Understanding these changes will allow us to develop strategies for action to address the events and risks associated with climate change.
The geoscience or earth sciences are all those sciences related to the study of the planet earth. These include such important areas as: geology, oceanographer, atmospheric sciences, computer science (GIS), among others. The modern approach to these disciplines is a more multidisciplinary and constantly changing and interaction with the elements of the environment. This discipline has become a tool for understanding the impacts of our actions on nature, understanding the causes of natural phenomena and plan the necessary actions for the sustainable use of our natural resources. It is a discipline that is most relevant to climate change and the impacts of these on our quality of life.
We hope this project will stimulate interest in careers in geoscience students, the development of research projects in these areas and the commitment of the participants to the environment. The Principal Investigator (PI) of this project is Dr. Carlos M. Padin, Dean of the School of Environmental Affairs UMET, and CO-PI are: Dr. Ruby Montoya (UMET), Dr. John C. Musa (UMET), Dr. Teresa Lipset (UT) and Prof. Antonio Gonzalez (UT)