The group has more/less converged on having a large driving question that focuses the overall research and that justifies the need for the network.
Underneath that large-scale question, sub topics/questions are formed that are necessary to address first and that lead toward the transformative knowledge at the large-scale question,
Possible large-scale questions:
1) What are the factors that affect a coastal communitiy's chaning risk over time? While this certainly lets CC/SLR enter the discussion in a natural way, it also allows for other pressures that can be independent of CC/SLR like population migration toward the coast, development density, etc.
2) What does is take to save and sustain a vulnerable community? Again, this can be independent of CC/SLR.
Others? Let's use this topic to flesh out the driving proposal concept.