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Amanda Martin

CRC student highlights in 2019

Posted 1 month ago

Since 2015, the Coastal Resilience Center (CRC) partners have taught more than 50 courses and had more than 2,200 enrollments in supported courses. CRC students have opportunities to present their work at national conferences, to be part of unique summer … Continued

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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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

CRC Impacts: Preparing for Natural Hazards

Posted 9 months ago

The Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence, funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is a consortium of research and education projects around the United States focusing on creating more resilient coastal communities. This is the first in a series … Continued

Amanda Martin

CRC student leads regional disaster recovery partnership

Posted 9 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 11 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 12 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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