An international research consortium led by Dr. Sam Brody, Professor in the Department of Marine Science and Director of the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores (CTBS) at Texas A&M University at Galveston was awarded a prestigious Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) $3.6 million grant by the National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering. The team will conduct assessments, research and education activities focused on the physical flood risk characteristics, land use change, the built environment and mitigation techniques to reduce risk and vulnerability to damaging coastal floods.
Dr. William J. Merrell, Professor and the George P. Mitchell `40 chair in the Department of Marine Sciences at Texas A&M University at Galveston will be a member of the investigative team that includes scientists from Jackson State University, Rice University, University of Houston, Texas A&M University, Texas Sea Grant and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. This international consortium will allow U.S. researchers the ability to leverage Dutch data, methods, and facilities associated with flood management.
Media contact: Bob Wright, Texas A&M University at Galveston.