NC State project aims to create faster storm surge forecasting

June 12, 2018

Planning for a hurricane is a complicated process involving many stakeholders and varying degrees of uncertainty. Accurate predictions of storm surge and wave heights are vital to decision-making before, during and after the storm. Creating these predictions through modeling software … Continued

CRC certificate students host resilience symposium

May 23, 2018

Graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill who are part of a Natural Hazards Resilience Certificate course taught as part of a Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC) education project hosted a Climate Change and Resilience Symposium on April 20, 2018. The event included … Continued

ADCIRC Week introduces new tools, honors top contributors

May 10, 2018

Coastal modelers and decision-makers gathered April 9-13, 2018, to learn, discuss, plan and build capacity for ADCIRC, a tool that provides decision support for hazards like storm inundation during tropical and extratropical cyclones. The 22nd ADCIRC Week, a gathering of … Continued

Colloquium focuses on ‘rethinking flood analytics’

April 24, 2018

Floods are the most common, most frequent and most costly type of disaster in the United States. A flood-resilient nation uses state-of-the-art analytics and data tools to help reduce or eliminate fatalities, minimize disruptions and reduce economic losses, according to … Continued

New standard helps predict and evaluate erosion caused by storms

March 26, 2018

A Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC) researcher has established a new ASTM International standard using a portable, vertical water-jet probe to measure sand detachment and evaluate erosion related to storms. The standard describes the components and recommended testing scheme … Continued

FEMA Administrator to speak at UNC as part of CRC speakers series

March 19, 2018

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long will speak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s campus on Monday, April 16, as part of the Coastal Resilience Center’s (CRC) Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series. Administrator Long will … Continued