NSF Funds RU Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience Initiative

Experts in coastal climate-related risk and resilience from across Rutgers have successfully teamed to win a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to provide graduate students with training in developing and conducting both basic and applied research addressing real-world challenges. The Institute of Earth, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences will administer the grant. Professor Robert Kopp in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is the principal investigator, and his co-investigators are Professors Rebecca Jordan in the Department of Human Ecology, Clinton Andrews in Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Jie Gong in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; as well as Lisa Auermuller of the Jaques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve.