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Coastal Resilience in Practice

The UPRM – DHS Coastal Resilience Center (CRC) invites you to the webinar Coastal Resilience in Practice.  This will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM AST (UTC-4) by Esteban L. Biondi – Associate Principal, Applied Technology & Management, Chairman, PIANC Recreational Navigation Commission; and Diego Delgado Tamariz – Engineering Associate, Applied Technology & Management. Coastal Resilience in…

Convergence Ecotones

The UPRM – DHS Coastal Resilience Center (CRC) and the National Institute of Energy and Island Sustainability (INESI) invites you to the webinar Convergence Ecotones: A New Framework for Understanding Adaptive Learning and Community Resilience.  This will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM AST (UTC-4) by Dr. Cecilio Ortiz Garcia, Professor of Political Science, Department of Social Science,…

Puerto Rico Tsunami Map Tool

The UPRM – DHS Coastal Resilience Center (CRC) invites you to the webinar Puerto Rico Tsunami Map Tool. This will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM AST (UTC-4) by Roy Ruiz Vélez – Research Associate / Coordinator TsunamiReady Program (PRNTHMP), Puerto Rico Seismic Network (PRSN), University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Conference Language: Spanish C.E.…

EPA Region 2 Technical Assistance Resources

Access the EPA Region 2 technical assistance and funding resource guide for the month of March. This monthly guide is designed to assist communities and partners within EPA Region 2. It is a compilation of tools and resources relevant to community and economic development and includes important deadlines, application information, and webinars for funding opportunities.…

Job Opportunity

Interested people can contact the subscriber at any of the following telephones: 1.  Project Office: (787) 705-8131 ; E-Mail: administración250@bellagiocorp.com<mailto:administración250@bellagiocorp.com> 2.  Cel. Eng. Eddie García: (787) 420-8050; E-Mail: egarcia@bellagiocorp.com<mailto:egarcia@bellagiocorp.com> 3.  Central Office: (787) 998-5495, 983-7007; recepcion@bellagiocorp.com<mailto:recepcion@bellagiocorp.com>   Project Manager Engineer Leading company in the construction industry is looking for and Engineer with a minimum of 8 to…

Open Faculty Positions at the Gallogly College of Engineering – University of Oklahoma

We are excited to share with you that the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma currently has more than 20 open faculty positions across the college! We would welcome applications from graduating PhD students. The Gallogly College of Engineering (GCoE) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) has a bold strategic plan that…

Research Project Opportunity

  The US Naval War College, in partnership with the University of Rhode Island Dept. of Marine Affairs, seeks a graduate student (or other researcher with appropriate experience and a graduate degree) to develop and prepare a comprehensive report on storm models, hazards assessment, and war gaming/scenarios. The project will provide an overview of how…

FEMA Region 2: Upcoming Webinars

Subscribe To Our Bulletin Continuity Planning for Houses of Worship [spanish and english deliveries] Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 from 11:00am-12:30pm ET | 12:00pm-1:30pm AST (English) Thursday, January 28th, 2021 from 11:00am-12:30pm ET |12:00pm-1:30pm AST (Spanish) Please join the Region II National Preparedness Division for a webinar on continuity planning for  faith-based organizations. This webinar will…

VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Tornado Loads on Building Structures

VIRTUAL SEMINAR Tornado Loads on Building and Structures: Development of Tornado Hazard Maps and Load Provisions for ASCE 7-2 Wednesday January 27, 2021 10:00AM MST (12:00PM EST) Marc L. Levitan, Ph.D. Lead Research Engineer, National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program National Institute of Standards and Technology Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 987 0635 5931Passcode: 234051  …

EPA Hiring Webinar

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a series of hiring webinars, each intended for a specific and diverse audience of students and recent-alumni. The webinars will include information on how to apply to federal positions and will outline the unique opportunities at the EPA. See flyer here. The events are also posted to…

UPRM CRC Conference Series – October Calendar

October 1, 2020 – Resilient Design of Coastal Structures — Dr. Alí­ Saffar, Professor, UPRMOctober 7, 2020 – Compound Inundation: Puerto Rico vs. Louisiana — Félix L. Santiago-Collazo, PhD Candidate, Louisiana State UniversityOctober 14, 2020 – Past, present and future conditions for tide, surge and hydrologic flows over low gradient coastal land-margin systems of the northern…

In Norway: A devastating landslide wiped out eight seaside homes in the north

“A devastating landslide razed eight houses by the sea in northern Norway. One person was evacuated from a property. There were no fatal nor injured victims. The detachment of a piece of land more than 600 meters wide and 150 meters high occurred in the municipality of Alta on Wednesday afternoon. Police were notified of…

Guide for Resilient Community Center Design in Island Communities

The Resilient Community Center guide is a response to the need to design community centers with the capacity to face climate, social, and economic changes. At the same time, serve as community educational and socio-economic development centers throughout the year. This duality of being prepared for an emergency, but also being relevant and active throughout…

Earthquakes of the Caribbean: 1918 – 2019

The M6.0 earthquake that occurred near Puerto Rico on September 24, 2019, was the largest earthquake to strike the U.S. territory in five years. It was not, however, the largest recorded earthquake there. That distinction goes to the July 7, 1943, M7.7 earthquake that thankfully did not generate a tsunami. Other earthquakes, and sometimes the…

UPRM/CRC focus on greater diversity in STEM/HSE

The Coastal Resilience Center (CRC) is committed to increasing the representation of minority groups in the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE), in emergency management, planning and engineering fields. To meet this goal, the CRC is partnering with four Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) to create undergraduate and graduate programs to improve access to the education needed to pursue…