Supporting Regional Implementation of Integrated Climate Resilience: Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN)

Lead PI: Dr. Radley M. Horton , Dr. Malgosia Madajewicz, Robert Chen

Unit Affiliation: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

Unit Affiliation: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

September 2015 - August 2021
North America ; Northeast United States
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: 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.