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Overview and Proceedings

The Department of Homeland Security Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence, in collaboration with U.S. Coast Guard, will host the 7th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium (MRS 2016) on Nov. 14-15, 2016, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This event will focus on “Integrating Maritime and Coastal Resilience.”

MRS 2016 is designed to bring together invited leading researchers and practitioners in the maritime and homeland security sectors to build networks and generate ideas for future research projects that may be pursued via the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Centers of Excellence or other complementary means. The event will encourage practitioners to identify pressing needs in their fields and inspire researchers to think beyond their current focus. Working together, we seek to define a research horizon that will enhance maritime and coastal resilience to disturbances that are both natural and man-made.


The 2016 Maritime Risk Symposium Chairs are:

  • Dr. Rick Luettich, Professor and Director of UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences and Lead Principal Investigator of the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence
  • Dr. Joe DiRenzo III, Director of Research Partnerships, Research and Development Center, U.S. Coast Guard

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Event Registration

This is an invitation-only event. If interested in receiving an invitation, please contact Anna Schwab at

If you have received an invitation, you can register at this link.

Payment made upon registration is to cover the cost of food, up to the allowable federal per diem rate.


The event will be held at the Carolina Club, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (550 Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514). Driving and parking directions can be found at this link, or seen on this map.

Parking for the Carolina Club is at the Rams Head Parking Deck, at 104 Ridge Road. Once inside the garage, go to the 3rd level and park near the Hill Alumni Center & Carolina Club walkway.  Signs inside the garage will direct you to that location. Parking vouchers will be available at the Symposium, so bring your garage ticket to the conference for exchange.

Visit this page to find a list of hotels located near the event venue. All distances are approximate.


2016 Maritime Risk Symposium Program


For more information, contact Coastal Resilience Center Program Manager Anna Schwab at or (919) 962-0344.

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