Our vision is to be recognized as the Gulf Coast's top university-based resource for research and education related to protection strategies for severe storm flooding and hurricanes-related surge.

Our mission is to educate the Gulf Coast region by increasing governmental and public awareness of the risks associated with severe storms and hurricanes. We address both structural and non-structural mitigation strategies at all scales for the region. 

  • To conduct research on improving lead-time for flood warning, accuracy and impact associated with severe storms and hurricanes.

  • To research and communicate scientific knowledge regarding the development of a resilient Gulf Coast.

  • To inform growing Gulf Coast population of severe storm impacts through conferences, workshops, civic engagements, media outreach and educational outreach activities.

  • To develop and encourage public and private partnerships and stakeholder groups. 

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