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OSU wave lab construction

For third year, summer programs pair education projects with research

Posted 2 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

Darien Williams

Q&A: E&WD Grant recipient Darien Williams

Posted 3 months 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

Resilient Design Cover

Study recommends expansion of resilient design education

Posted 3 months 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

Maria impact on infrastructure

Lessons learned from hurricanes Irma and María

Posted 4 months 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

Coastal impact at the El Mani community

Puerto Rico project perseveres in the wake of María

Posted 4 months 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

AMS summer policy group

Science and Policy: Perspectives and Opportunities

Posted 5 months 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

Dr. Casey Dietrich

NC State project aims to create faster storm surge forecasting

Posted 7 months ago

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

Norfolk State University students Mikel Johnson an Raisa Barrera participated in a summer research team project at Old Dominion University.

Summer Research Team to build on collaborative summer project work

Posted 8 months ago

Two researchers from Norfolk State University (NSU) will continue a second summer of funded collaboration with Old Dominion University (ODU) as part of a Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC) project. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Summer Research … Continued

Resilience symposium panel

CRC certificate students host resilience symposium

Posted 8 months ago

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 users group

ADCIRC Week introduces new tools, honors top contributors

Posted 8 months ago

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

Flood Analytics Colloquium report cover

Colloquium focuses on ‘rethinking flood analytics’

Posted 9 months ago

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

field work

New standard helps predict and evaluate erosion caused by storms

Posted 10 months ago

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

Brock Long

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

Posted 10 months ago

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


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