Future Directions for Enabling Coastal Storm Flooding Prediction for High-Resolution Forecasts and Climate Scenarios

Workshop at Columbia University in the City of New York:

Future Directions for Enabling Coastal Storm Flooding Prediction for High-Resolution Forecasts and Climate Scenarios

Friday, October 25, and Saturday, October 26, 2019 (registration closes Oct. 21)
Butler Library, Room 523, Morningside Heights Campus, Columbia University
Maps & Directions

Coastal hazards related to strong storms are one of the most frequently recurring and wide spread hazards to coastal communities today and in the future. These flooding hazards include storm surge, wind-waves and extreme precipitation all of which are predicted to grow in danger with climate change impacts. The purpose of this workshop is to gather people from across the academic and government to discuss what future directions computational modeling of these hazards is going and should go to better enable protection of our coastlines under the current and future threat of climate change.

Featured speakers include: 

Brian Blanton
Director of Environmental Initiatives and Coastal Oceanographer
Renaissance Computing Institute / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Andrew Kennedy
Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences,
College of Engineering, University of Notre Dame 

Saeed Moghimi
NOAA/UCAR Scientist, Coast Survey Development Lab,
Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, NOAA 

Don Resio
Professor / Director, Taylor Engineering Research Institute,
College of Computing, Engineering & Construction  

Workshop organizer: Kyle Mandli, Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics, Columbia University

Event Poster

Registration / Funding

The registration fee is $25 and online registration closes on October 21.

Columbia University ID holders can enter Butler Library, but all other participants will have to check in at the security desk in order to receive a temporary pass. Advanced registration is required by Oct. 21st so that we can provide your information to the security guards ahead of time. If your name is not on the list, you will not be allowed to enter Butler Library.

Agenda (tentative)

Friday, October 25, 2019

9:00 AM: Breakfast
9:30 AM: Welcome & introduction
9:45 AM: Don Resio
10:45 AM: Break
11:00 AM: Saeed Moghimi
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:30 PM: Panels - Wave Modeling
2:30 PM: Brian Blanton
3:30 PM: Break
3:45 PM: Panels - Coupled Processes
4:45 PM: Discussion

Saturday, October 26, 2019

9:00 AM: Breakfast
9:30 AM: Andrew Kennedy
10:30 AM: Break
10:45 AM: Panels - Numerical Modeling
11:45 AM: Discussion
12:30 PM: Lunch
2:00 PM: Space is Open for Discussion

Directions / Maps

Butler Butler Library, Room 523 (5th floor)
535 West 114th St., New York, NY 10027
Morningside Heights Campus, Columbia University in the City 
Maps & Directions

Butler Library the is large white building in the center of the south end of campus. There is only one public entrance to Butler, from the campus side; there is no street entrance.

Columbia ID holders can swipe in at the front desk, but all other visitors will need to check in at the front desk when they arrive. A workshop staff member will also be there is greet you on Friday morning and give you a pass which will allow you to enter and exit the building from October 25th-26th.  Please note: if you have not registered by Oct. 21, your name will not be on the list and you will not be able to enter the building.

After you check in at the front desk, turn right and take the elevators to the fifth floor. Turn right after exiting the elevators and 523 Butler will be at the end of the hallway.

Hotel Room Block

A room block is available at the Aloft Harlem Hotel.

Hotel Block: Aloft Harlem
2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10027
King Rooms: $250 per night (plus tax)

To reserve a room, use the Booking Link for Storm Flooding Prediction Group or call 866-961-2995 and reference the room block name: Storm Flooding Prediction. The room block will be release by 1:00 PM on October 10, 2019. After the cut-off date, it is at the hotel’s discretion whether to accept additional reservations, which will be subject to standard hotel rates and availability.

Campus Guest Rooms & Other Hotel Options

Please note - you can secure lower rates by booking at a campus guest room. Space is limited, so book early.

Teacher's College Guest Rooms
517 West 121st
(Check in at the Office of Residential Services, located in
Whittier Hall, 1230 Amsterdam Avenue)
New York, NY 10027
(212) 678-3235

International House Guest Rooms
500 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10027-3916
(212) 316-8465

Other Columbia University Recommended Hotels


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