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August 2016

The Coastal Resilience Center recently wrapped up several summer programs and has some exciting events going on this fall. Read more below and at

Learn more about CRC projects:

The Coastal Resilience Center has 22 projects in 12 states & Puerto Rico. Check out our project partner map at!

CRC researcher impacting National Weather Service models

Coastal Resilience Center Principal Investigator Dr. Isaac Ginis and colleagues at the University of Rhode Island have made significant contributions to the National Weather Service’s operational hurricane prediction models. Learn more about Ginis and his team’s contributions on our website!

Improving on ADCIRC modeling

The ADCIRC storm surge model is a major focus of the Coastal Resilience Center’s hazards modeling research portfolio. Four projects focuses on making improvements to the model to allow faster simulations of flooding, both onshore and inland, in time-sensitive situations.

The decreased response time will benefit coastal communities, including emergency management personnel, who will have more time to make decisions before and during the storm event. Read about the four projects on our website!

How we spent our summer 'vacation'
This summer, undergraduate and graduate students, along with visiting faculty, took up guest postings at various CRC research project sites. You can learn more about these students and their experiences on our Students page. Learn more about the work of visiting faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill in our News section.
Featured project
Dr. Phil Berke leads a project at Texas A&M called “Local Planning Networks and Neighborhood Vulnerability Indicators.” The project's focus is to enable local planners and emergency managers to improve integration of hazard mitigation to guide land use and urban development in hazardous areas. Learn more on our website!
UNC-CH to host Maritime Risk Symposium
Invited university, government and private sector representatives will gather this fall to discuss the intersection of maritime and coastal resilience. The 7th annual Maritime Risk Symposium (MRS 2016) will be held on Nov. 14-15 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Learn more at
Dr. Mei joins Center as research scientist
Dr. Wei Mei joined the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC) as an Assistant Research Scientist in August. Dr. Mei specializes in the study of tropical cyclones and climate change. Read more about his background on our website.
Learn about our partners
We have started a series of interviews with individuals from partner organizations, many of whom are end users of our research and products. Check out the first interviews on our News page.
Partnering with ASPBA conference
We are partners in the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association annual conference, held on Oct. 25-28, 2016, in Long Branch, N.J. This year’s event is themed “Lighting the Way for the Coastal Future.” To learn more about the conference, visit
Got jobs? Want an internship? Check our listings
The CRC wants to empower the next generation of hazards professionals, so we want to share your opportunities related to coastal hazards resilience! If you have an opportunity you want us to share on social media and through our website, send us an email. Looking for an internship, fellowship, scholarship or other related opportunity? See our Opportunities page.
Next time
In our next edition, learn about new projects we’ll be involved with, more features about our PIs and our new blog!
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