Project Name:Coastal Hazards Analysis, Modeling, and Prediction System for Emergency Management and Response
Other Research Participants/Partners:Pam Rubinoff (URI Coastal Resource Center); Christopher Damon (URI Environmental Data Center); Isaac Ginis (URI/GSO); Peter Stempel (Penn State University); Sam Adams (Asst. Director of URI Public Safety and MAF PhD student)
The Year 7 project will deliver a real-time Rhode Island Coastal Hazards Analysis Modeling and Prediction system (www.RICHAMP.org) for hurricanes and nor’easters in Rhode Island (RI) that incorporates end-user concerns and can be used by emergency managers in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during a storm event. By the end of Year 7, the system will be ready for transition to operations.
Dr. Becker’s current research focuses on modeling the consequences of natural hazards on coastal infrastructure. His modeling approach illustrates the impacts of storm and flooding scenarios that are relevant for decision making and planning (when does a road become impassable, when would a generator go out, etc.). Dr. Becker works closely with expert stakeholders and utilizes visualization tools to present his findings in a way that is tailored to the needs of the end user. CV Department Website
Presentations and Reports:
Publications 2017 Annual Meeting presentation 2018 Annual Meeting presentation 2019 Annual Meeting presentation 2020 Annual Meeting presentation 2021 Annual Meeting presentation Year 1 Annual Report Year 2 Annual Report Year 3 Annual Report Year 4 Annual Report