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During the 6th Annual All-Hands Meeting of the Coastal Hazards Center of Excellence, the Keynote speaker Tom Wilbanks, presented on “Enhancing Resilience to Surprises in Coastal Hazard Management.” Wilbanks, a Corporate Research Fellow at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been active for over three decades in international and national energy and environmental research and policy analysis. During his presentation, Wilbanks discussed how in coastal hazard management, “the only surprise would be if there are no surprises.”