Learn about "The Role of States in Disaster Recovery," a project featuring former Govs. Jim Hunt (NC) and Haley Barbour (MS).

Coastal Resilience Center hosting MRS 2016

Learn more about this year's Maritime Risk Symposium

A team led by Dr. Isaac Ginis has made significant contributions to national hurricane prediction models. Read more in News.

Learn more about CRC education and research projects.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Cravotta.

Interested in student opportunities in coastal sciences? Find out more here.


Welcome to the Coastal Resilience Center

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence

Disaster losses continue to rise rapidly in the United States, particularly in coastal areas where more than 50% of the US population resides. Thus, it becomes increasingly important to build resilience in coastal communities.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has officially launched its new Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC), made possible through a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate, Office of University Programs five-year, $20 million grant. The CRC initiative led by UNC-Chapel Hill will include collaboration with more than a dozen partner universities to address the unique challenges facing communities across the United States that are vulnerable to coastal hazards. Read more…