Project: A Tool to Measure Community Stress to Support Disaster Resilience Planning
Other Research Participants/Partners: Joshua Behr, Old Dominion University; Michelle Covi, Old Dominion University; Jose Padilla, Old Dominion University; Wie Yusuf, Old Dominion University
Project Description: Drawing on stakeholder input and state-of-the-art modeling, we will create a Hazards Stress Test Tool, a web-based tool that allows planners and decisions makers to measure community stress and to assess the vulnerability of their communities to a variety of hazards and disaster scenarios. The tool will allow them to explore policy choices related to disaster risk management and mitigation to reduce “stress” and increase resilience under a variety of assumptions about long-term trends in coastal hazards.
Research Interests: Causes of sea level rise and increased coastal flooding; climatology of coastal waters; offshore wind energy; radar measurements of surface currents