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How can we increase the resilience of coastal infrastructure?

Taking a break from COVID-19 programming, on November 17, 2020, we were honored to welcome Dr. Austin Becker, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island, to the event series!

Austin Becker describing his research

Austin shared his insights from 15 years of applied research on how to advance climate resilience for coastal infrastructure, including:

  • Communicating storm impacts to emergency managers in Rhode Island
  • Perceptions of climate change amongst port administrators (globally)
  • Impacts of hurricanes on port communities
  • Barriers to resilience investing at northeast ports
  • Vulnerability assessments undertaken by US ports

Thanks to the Institute at Brown for Environment & Society (IBES) for co-sponsoring the event with us!

To take a deeper dive into the issue of climate resiliency, watch the full event recording below or click here.


How to cite this Reflection: Crawley K. (2020, November 17). How can we increase the resilience of coastal infrastructure?. The Policy Lab. https://thepolicylab.brown.edu/reflections/austin-becker-increase-resilience-coastal-infrastructure

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