A UD-Led Hub

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.

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We’re looking for post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate summer scholars to join this interdisciplinary, multi-university, multi-year project. We look forward to working with you!

OUR GOAL

The CHEER Hub will advance understanding of the complex interactions among equity, economic prosperity, and resilience to hurricane-related hazards in the context of climate change, and will develop tools to help address these challenges.
Hurricane Harvey, pictured here, brought catastrophic rain, extensive flooding and more than $125 billion in damages to Texas in August 2017.
Research Aims
  1. Identify, explain, and quantify the interactions and tradeoffs among the coastal community goals of equity, economic prosperity, and resilience to hazards.
  2. Develop methods to model long-term hurricane hazards in a way that accounts for climate change and integrates wind, rain, storm surge, and wave hazards.
  3. Develop a computational tool to help design policies that can achieve sustainable equity, economic prosperity, and coastal resilience in the context of climate change.

Break the Cycle of Repeated Hurricane Disasters

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OUR PARTNERS

University of DelawareBoston UniversityCornell UniversityEast Carolina University logoUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC State UniversityUniversity of OklahomaStony BrookTexas A&MUCLAUniversity of Florida

Research

Advance knowledge at the intersection of hurricane resilience, equity, economic prosperity, and climate change

Education

Engaging research and professional development opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs

Thrust Areas

Research areas relate to hazards, buildings, households, government, economy, and integration of all of them

Partners

We work with university, community, practitioner, research, and education partners

Jobs

We are seeking post-docs, graduate student researchers, and undergraduate summer scholars to join this interdisciplinary, multi-university, multi-year project.

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