Determining the Best Protection from Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge

Jun 08 2021

Researchers led by Professor Kyle Mandli and colleagues, Professor George Deodatis in Civil Engineering and Professor Daniel Bienstock in IEOR/APAM, have published a paper that attempts to provide a way to determine the best way to protect coastlines from future storm surge and sea level rise.

Unique to the work, is the incorporation of NYC stake-holder input that was incorporated into the approach. This was made possible thanks to a tight collaboration with researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Heather Lazrus and Rebecca Morss, who lead this aspect of the research. With this feedback, the strategies combined both quantitative results with qualitative information from a number of city and state agency and community leaders, hopefully leading to a more robust solution for all involved.