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New Hazus Tool Uses CRC ADCIRC Predictions for Storm Damage Assessment

On March 31, 2022, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hosted a webinar to announce and showcase updates to their Hazus software, including the new Flood Hazard Import Tool (FHIT). The Department of Homeland Security Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence … Continued

Large waves crashing against shoreline Dr. Isaac Ginis featured in NPR article about new research on New England flooding

Coastal Resilience Center researcher and University of Rhode Island professor of oceanography Dr. Isaac Ginis is featured in a recent NPR article about his team’s new research on the combined threat of rising sea levels and extreme weather focuses on … Continued

Computer model of Eastman Massachusetts URI leads team of researchers awarded $1.5 million NOAA grant

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island and Penn State University have been awarded a four-year, $1.5 million grant through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study the effects of sea level rise and how it may exacerbate the … Continued

Picture of online digital map of Southern New England Tropical Storm Henri provides opportunity to test ADCIRC Prediction System™ real-time storm modeling capabilities

As the weekend of August 21, 2021 drew near, it became increasingly evident that Tropical Storm Henri would not only impact Southern New England, but could become a hurricane before making landfall. This situation gave researchers at the University of … Continued


About the Coastal Resilience Center

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

The mission of the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC) is to conduct research and education to enhance the resilience of the nation’s people, infrastructure, economies and the natural environment to the impacts of coastal hazards such as floods and hurricanes, including the effects of future climate trends.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill leads the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC), made possible through a five-year, $20 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate, Office of University Programs.
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