Register now for a free one-day training course in Warwick, RI, on January 5. The course will discuss funding, policy, design, resilience, sustainability, mitigation and damage risk reduction on the state, federal, and local level. CRC Dr. Gavin Smith assisted in the development of the course and will also be delivering the course.

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Smart Growth America is hosting an online discussion to introduce a new resource, Building Resilient States: A Framework for Agencies. Coastal Resilience Center Executive Director Dr. Gavin Smith will be speaking at the event.

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The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes has announced their 2016 Annual Conference: FLASH Back to the Future – the Next Generation of Resilience.


Join us in attending a talk by Dr. Kuniyoshi Takeuchi, a graduate of the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning. Titled “Risk, Resilience and Hydro-Meteorological Disasters – An International Perspective,” will take place Monday, September 21, from 3:30-5:00PM, in the Chapin Reading Room in New East 211.

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On April 23rd, 2015, the Coastal Hazards Center held their 7th Annual Meeting. Hosted virtually over WebEx, 15 Principal Investigators presented their most recent findings, including the transition and development of their work.


Building on the work from the past several years, FEMA is coordinating updates to the National Planning Frameworks. The National Planning Frameworks, part of the National Preparedness System, set the strategy and doctrine for building, sustaining, and delivering the core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal. They describe the coordinating structures and alignment of […]

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On November 18th, 2014, Virginia Tech will host the Disaster Resilience Symposium, discussing interdisciplinary perspectives on coastal resilience. CHC’s Principal Investigators Dr. Brian Blanton and Professor Donald Resio will speak at the event.

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CHC Principal Investigator Phil Berke will be speaking during HUD’s National Resilience Competition’s webinar. The webinar will take place November 14, 2014, at 12 noon CT.

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The One Medicine Symposium will bring together professionals from several backgrounds including disaster response, veterinary science, and emergency management.

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The Center’s Director Dr. Rick Luettich will be participating in March in a webinar sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of University Programs. The webinar highlights technology transition successes, such as the ADCIRC storm surge computer modeling developed by Luettich and his team.

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