The Coastal Hazards, Equity, Economic prosperity, and Resilience (CHEER) Hub is a five-year, $16.5 million project funded by the National Science Foundation Coastlines and People (CoPe) program and housed in the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. The Hub’s vision is to advance the understanding of the complex interactions among three intersecting goals in coastal communities – achieving equity, economic prosperity, and resilience to hurricane-related hazards – and develop tools to help address these challenges.
INTEGRAL TO OUR WORK
A driving force of the Hub’s vision is equity. With an aim to advance the science that will make it an integral part of future decisions to address coastal hazards and economic development, the Hub is committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion into its practices, leadership, and research. It is infused in all aspects of who we are, what we do, and how we do it.
Case Study Areas
The Hub conducts research in three case study areas – Eastern North Carolina; Port Arthur, TX; and Houston, TX.