From Adam Shaham (SFS'22): "Mangroves are trees that grow along Mumbai's coastline. Mangrove forests absorb 8x the CO2 of any other ecosystem in the world and also protect Mumbai from ocean rise and monsoon flooding. They're often cut for coastal infrastructure projects like roads, bridges, and ports. On my grant, I'm using satellite imagery and geospatial analysis tools to examine three dozen mangrove restoration projects in Mumbai over the last decade."
"Don't be afraid to cold email when looking for affiliation! People love to hear from students interested in their work. Even if it isn't a match, they'll likely point you in the direction of someone who can help you. (Also what my project ended up being is not the project I proposed! It's version #4.) So if you're nervous to commit to an idea, know that you'll have flexibility once you arrive."