PEI Faculty Seminar Series Video: Probabilistic Coastal Hazards Mapping for the US

Igor Heifetz ・ High Meadows Environmental Institute

Improving coastal resiliency, and the adoption of natural infrastructure as part of a multiple lines of defense strategy, relies on effective coastal flood hazards and risk assessment and risk management. Current flood hazards maps do not adequately consider geomorphological, physical and modeling uncertainties nor the effects of climate change. Also a number of obstacles prevent the rational application of natural infrastructure for coastal resilience. This seminar will present a proposed framework for Probabilistic Coastal Hazards Mapping for the US for discussion.