This book comprises of theories, methodologies and case studies from five continents (Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Oceania) addressing climate change and the adaptation planning of ports and transportation infrastructures.
Kretsch presented his poster on the economic impacts of climate change on port infrastructure. Kretsch was also awarded a Graduate Scholar Award, which are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the field of climate change research.
The ICNet is a network of over 50 academics, students, and practitioners who are dedicated to accelerating climate science and engineering research in the Northeastern United States. ICNet focuses on climate change and sea level rise impacts and adaptation for sustainable bridges, roads, and transportation networks. The group established in October 2012 with support from the National Science Foundation.
Prof. Becker and MAF PhD student Duncan McIntosh participated as invited experts in the 2-day Mobile Bay Joint Agency Resilience Workshop at NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center in Mobile, AL.
A group of 17 University of Rhode Island students in a sustainable design studio course made a series of recommendations to representatives of a dozen state and local agencies about storm resilience strategies, sustainable designs and policy proposals for the working waterfront in Providence harbor.
February 10, 2015 – The Department of Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tall Ships America, an industry trade group that represents educational sail training programs throughout the country, to collaborate on research, education and outreach.
In December of 2014, Eric Kretsch (MAMA 2016) was awarded the Enhancement of Graduate Research Award Grant from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School. These grants are provided to support students with research opportunities and scholarly work. The funding will be used to provide Eric with technology that is needed to conduct his graduate research. […]
On October 8, 2014, close on the two year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, two URI Marine Affairs PhD students, Duncan McIntosh and Peter Stempel joined over 350 leading environmentalists, policy makers, scientists, and insurance industry experts for the Northeast Risk & Resilience Leadership Forum in Stamford, CT, to assess the lessons learned from the second costliest storm in […]
The URI Marine Affairs department was well represented this past week at the combined conference between Restoring America’s Estuaries (RAE) and The Coastal Society (TCS) held at National Harbor. During the nearly week long conference entitled “Inspiring Action, Creating Resilience,” former and current MAF students, MAF faculty, and close colleagues of the department were involved […]
Students from Landscape Architecture Class Present Analysis of Port of Providence at Stakeholder Workshop
Undergraduates from Landscape Architecture and Graduate students from Marine Affairs and Environmental Science and Management presented their analysis of the Port of Providence to Stakeholders on Wednesday, the 29th of October. The sustainable design studio studio combines these disciplines to design a more resilient Port of Providence through policy, planning, and design. The presentation of […]