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The CRC’s Rhode Island-based modeling team collaborates on unique aspects of storm modeling, bringing together stakeholders from local and state government, the private sector and academic institutions to advance tools for emergency managers to respond to real-time storm and impact modeling.

URI partners continue work with Rhode Island emergency managers

Posted 2 months ago

  Coastal Resilience Center (CRC) researchers from the University of Rhode Island (URI), led by Principal Investigator Dr. Isaac Ginis, have partnered with area emergency managers to lead a series of training scenarios focused on coastal storms. Starting in May … Continued

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CRC announces new and updated projects

Posted 3 months ago

The Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC) has updated project information for the fifth year of its grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), Office of University Programs, as it continues work on … Continued

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2019 COE Summit to feature CRC work on community engagement

Posted 4 months ago

  The Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, Office of University Programs’ nine Centers of Excellence (COE) will convene in late July for the Centers of Excellence Summit 2019. This year’s event, held at George Mason University’s Arlington, … Continued

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CRC prepares for annual summer research exchanges

Posted 5 months ago

  This summer, the CRC will continue its two annual summer exchange programs by facilitating research collaborations involving two Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and by sponsoring a student exchange program between May and August. The SUMmer Resesearch EXperience, or SUMREX, … Continued

Image from a CRC video of flooding in eastern North Carolina.

CRC launches video series on center impacts

Posted 5 months ago

  The Coastal Resilience Center, which manages more than 15 research and education projects dedicated to protecting lives and property in U.S. coastal communities, has started a video series focusing on its work around the country. The series focuses on … Continued

Properties in the floodplain acquired via federal buyouts are shown in red for Edgecombe and Lenoir counties in eastern North Carolina.

Study: Mitigation investments yield returns in eastern NC

Posted 5 months ago

  A lower percentage of low-to-moderate-income households and mobile homes, and a higher percentage of home ownership, make a community more resilient to natural hazards like hurricanes, according to a new study published on the Coastal Resilience Center website. Conducted … Continued

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CRC student leads regional disaster recovery partnership

Posted 6 months ago

Students involved in Coastal Resilience Center (CRC) projects have been key to a regional partnership that assists Southeastern states with training, resources and access to organizations that help coastal communities recover from disasters. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill … Continued

Dr. Jason Fleming leads a session at the ADCIRC Boot Camp during the 2018 ADCIRC Week.

2019 ADCIRC Users Group Meeting registration open

Posted 8 months ago

  The ADCIRC modeling community will gather this spring for the 2019 Users Group Meeting to share experiences, discuss, plan and build capacity for coastal ocean modeling.  The 2019 ADCIRC Users Group Meeting will be held on May 20-21, 2019, … Continued

Mecklenburg County Storm Water Engineering & Flood Mitigation Program Manager Tim Trautman explains the county’s buyout program to students in CRC Director Gavin Smith’s “Natural Hazards and Climate Change” course during a trip to Charlotte on Nov. 9, 2018. Trautman explained the process by which half of an apartment complex east of downtown Charlotte was bought out and converted to a public park in the floodplain, increasing the value of some nearby homes.

Students learn about Charlotte flood buyout program

Posted 9 months ago

  Shortly after Hurricane Florence came through North Carolina, causing record rainfall and floods, students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill visited a county where years of investments in flood control measures have yielded clear results. The … Continued

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For third year, summer programs pair education projects with research

Posted 11 months ago

In a continuation of its exchange programs, the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC) facilitated exchanges between students, faculty and research projects this past summer. As part of the SUMmer Research Experience (SUMREX) Program, Bryan Acevedo-Marerro and Jorge Santiago-Hernández, civil … Continued

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Q&A: E&WD Grant recipient Darien Williams

Posted 1 year ago

Darien Williams, a recent master’s graduate in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was one of two students to receive an Education and Workforce Development Grant from the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence … Continued

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Study recommends expansion of resilient design education

Posted 1 year ago

  The growing cost and frequency of natural hazards point to a need to better educate and train future designers and practitioners, according to a new study from the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC), but such education programs are … Continued

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Lessons learned from hurricanes Irma and María

Posted 1 year ago

  Professors Ismael Pagán-Trinidad and Ricardo López, who lead a Coastal Resilience Center education project at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, recently discussed the lessons learned by the university, the territory and themselves after hurricanes Irma and María hit the … Continued

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Puerto Rico project perseveres in the wake of María

Posted 1 year ago

  Last spring’s graduating students at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPR-M) ended their semester a month later than usual, which was reflective of a school year that was far from normal. Plunged into darkness for weeks beginning … Continued

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Science and Policy: Perspectives and Opportunities

Posted 1 year ago

Last fall semester I was excited to take CRC Director Dr. Gavin Smith’s Survey of Natural Hazards and Disasters course. During the course, Dr. Smith brought in many great speakers that enriched our discussions in class and exposed us to new knowledge … Continued


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