Unit Affiliation: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
Unit Affiliation: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
Urban populations and infrastructure have unique vulnerabilities to extreme extreme events, and these vulnerabilities are projected to increase in the future. The metropolitan areas of the Northeast United States are at the vanguard of resilience efforts, in part due to the involvement of CCRUN scientists in each city’s efforts. However, preparation for the full range of climate risks facing the region requires much more work. The primary challenge is to make these resilience efforts – both underway and planned – as successful as possible, and to scale them up to meet the scope of the need. CIESIN has contributed to sustained assessment activities of CCRUN and links in a number of its related projects on flood hazard mapping, coastal adaptation planning, and decision support system development.
2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI)
Building resilience to storm surges and sea level rise: A comparative study of coastal zones in New York City and Boston
Climate Risk Information for Ecosystem-Based Adaptation
Conference: At What Point Managed Retreat?