Group DescriptionWHAT IS THE KING TIDE PHOTO INITIATIVE?
The British Columbia Climate Action Secretariat invites you to participate in the annual King Tide photo initiative.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
To identify and catalogue coastal areas currently vulnerable to tidal inundation.
To gather compelling graphics and pictures, so we can promote awareness of the specific potential impacts of sea level rise on the British Columbia coast.
To generate support for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
This initiative is part of a West Coast partnership with Washington State (website, flickr) and others in Oregon and California (San Francisco Bay Area website, flickr).
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
This season, extreme high tides are predicted for late November through January.
ONE: During the King Tides for your location, visit coastal areas such as beaches, roads, parks and estuaries, known to be subject to flooding and erosion or areas where the high water levels can be gauged against familiar land marks, such as sea walls, jetties, bridge supports, dikes, buildings or other coastal infrastructure.
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TWO: Point and shoot! We highly encourage “before and after” pictures showing average water levels and the extreme high water levels for the same location.
THREE: Read the rules for participating in this initiative and then upload your images and submit to this group.
For more help, check out our TUTORIAL VIDEOS.
HOW WILL THE PHOTOS BE USED?
The photographs and associated information will be used to build a geo-referenced catalogue of coastal areas that are currently affected by extreme water levels. We encourage you to apply a creative commons licence so the images may be used in presentations, websites and publications on sea level rise impacts, coastal initiatives and climate action.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TAKE PICTURES?
The best time to take pictures is at peak tide. Peak tide levels occur on different days and at different times along the BC coast. Tide levels can be found at waterlevels.gc.ca. The following table uses information found on this web site and provides a selection of locations with corresponding peak tide dates and times.
Contact us for more information at:
1. Join this Flickr Group.
- pretty self-explanatory (watch video)
2. Take some photos.
- Be careful during high water and/or stormy conditions
- Make sure your camera is set to the correct DATE and TIME (so metadata is accurate)
- Turn ON the camera's GPS if it has one (all King Tide Photos must include Geotags)
3. Upload photos to your Flickr Photostream.
- Add descriptions to your photos, and make sure the following fields are filled-in and accurate:
* TIME TAKEN * DATE * GEOLOCATION *
- Also nice would be: which direction the camera was facing, whether the photo is a low-tide comparison, what the tide height was above chart datum (e.g. 3.7 m)
- TAG your photos as appropriate -- We suggest "King Tide" "King Tide BC" "King Tide 2014/2015" and maybe others like "tofino" or "prince rupert"
- ALSO, consider what kind of Licensing to add to your photos -- We request "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License" (This will allow us to feature your photography in presentations, websites, publications, etc).
4. Add King Tide photos to the Group and tune in to see yours.
- "Send to group" option, then wait for us to approve it
(watch the 2nd-half of this video)
Do you agree to these rules?
- This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
- Members can post 20 things to the pool each day.
- Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images
- Accepted safety levels: Safe