The Center for Coastal Solutions

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Leveraging innovative technologies, applied Artificial Intelligence, workforce training programs, and multi-sector collaboration to enable local communities, the state of Florida, and the nation to better track, forecast, mitigate and prevent coastal hazards.

The CCS serves as a hub where decision-makers and other stakeholders can identify experts across UF who can address a range of challenges facing coastal communities, post jobs and seminars and find relevant news.

In addition, the CCS is leading a new multi-sector initiative called the Comprehensive Coastal Observing Network (CompCON). This flagship effort focuses on advancing how we monitor, model and deliver data products immediately useful for informing decisions related to addressing coastal hazards. CompCON seeks to envision, build and continually advance the coastal monitoring and modeling systems of the future, technologies that will deliver information to decision makers, stakeholders and the public at the scales, in the formats and with the level of certainty required to make proactive solutions for addressing water quality and other hazards on the coast.

The N-EWN partnership hopes to augment the technical capabilities and ultimate impact of the CompCON initiative, as well as dramatically enhance CCS education and outreach capabilities.

In The News

  • Gulf Coast hurricane resilience: UF natural infrastructure research featured by NPR

    Gulf Coast hurricane resilience: UF natural infrastructure research featured by NPR

    Researchers from the University of Florida were featured in an article from NPR on Thursday, Feb. 15 titled Hurricane Idalia shows nature may provide the best shoreline protection. The article describes how the team encouraged the growth of oyster beds by building artificial reefs offshore with the goal of slowing storm surge and flooding. “We…

  • Growth of EWN featured in UF Center for Coastal Solutions’ Directors Note

    Growth of EWN featured in UF Center for Coastal Solutions’ Directors Note

    The University of Florida’s Center for Coastal Solutions (CCS) recently published their November 2023 Director’s Note reviewing the accomplishments of CCS’s team this year. These accomplishments included their annual summit on Dec. 1, which focused on “optimizing actionable solutions for resilient coasts, in the context of the emerging risks facing our coastal communities, which call…

  • ERDC Coastal and Hydraulics Lab (CHL) Researchers Participate in Network for Engineering With Nature (EWN) Kick-Off Workshop with the University of Florida’s Center for Coastal Solutions

    ERDC Coastal and Hydraulics Lab (CHL) Researchers Participate in Network for Engineering With Nature (EWN) Kick-Off Workshop with the University of Florida’s Center for Coastal Solutions

    ERDC Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) researchers participated in a kick-off workshop in St. Augustine, FL with the University of Florida’s Center for Coastal Solutions through a partnership within the Network for Engineering with Nature. The ongoing collaborative effort which includes the ERDC Coastal and Hydraulics Lab, the ERDC Environmental Lab, and the University of…

  • N-EWN Knowledge Series: Blue Carbon Storage Potential in USACE Beneficial Use Projects

    N-EWN Knowledge Series: Blue Carbon Storage Potential in USACE Beneficial Use Projects

    The Network for Engineering With Nature® invites you to the N-EWN Knowledge Series: A Continuing Education Series about Engineering with Nature… Blue Carbon Storage Potential in USACE Beneficial Use Projects with Speakers Nia Hurst and Jacob Berkowitz  Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:30-1:30pm ET on Zoom To register, visit https://limno.zoom.us/j/86092683540?pwd=bUc0ZGltekN1VHB1SHRhNUF5VW1PZz09 Continuing Education Credit (1-hr) will be available to…

  • Three new post-doctoral researchers join the N-EWN team!

    Three new post-doctoral researchers join the N-EWN team!

    We’re excited to announce the addition of three new colleagues to the N-EWN team: Dr. Andressa Mansur, Dr. Charles van Rees, and Dr. Hithaishi Hewageegana. These researchers will further the N-EWN mission by leveraging their combined expertise in engineering, socio-ecological systems, numerical modeling, ecology, biology, marine and coastal management.

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Team Lead

Christine Angelini

Director, University of Florida Center for Coastal Solutions

c.angelini@ufl.edu