Florida Sea Grant provides research and suggestions to improve hazard-resilience.

The Florida coastline is at risk from a variety of natural hazards, most notably the winds, waves and floods generated by tropical storms and hurricanes. In 2004 and 2005, eight hurricanes slammed the state, inflicting $31.3 billion in insured losses.

Florida Sea Grant is funding development of technologies and policies that reduce hurricane damages, creating new options for innovative and low-cost retrofits, better building codes, and more realistic models for insurance companies to value properties and asses risk.


Coastal Planning

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Funded Projects

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Flood Insurance



Faculty and Staff

Tom Ankersen
Specialist, Legal
Thomas Ruppert
Coastal Planning Specialist
Arindam Chowdhury
Director, FIU Wall of Wind

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David Prevatt
Assistant Professor, University of Florida

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