Dr. Austin Becker

Department of Marine Affairs


Austin Becker is an Assistant Professor of Coastal Planning, Policy, and Design. He teaches courses in coastal climate adaptation, maritime transportation systems and ports, planning/policy/design for coastal communities, and GIS. Prof. Becker oversees the Marine Affairs Coastal Resilience Lab, where his graduate students and research associates work across the fields of planning, policy, design and engineering. Their research contributes to untangling complex problems involving uncertainty, consequences of large-scale shifts in climate over time horizons, and the resulting challenges in policy and planning.


Prof. Becker's co-edited book now available: Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports


Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports is the first book of its kind to focus on these themes. It offers useful and comprehensive guidance to senior policymakers, industrial practitioners and researchers who are eager to understand the dynamics between climate change, adaptation planning of ports and transportation infrastructures.



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