The Center for Coastal Studies’ mission is to inspire societally relevant solutions to the complex challenges emerging in the coastal zone.
Nearly half of the world’s population lives in the coastal zone and is, therefore, exposed to impacts of terrestrial and marine processes. Currently, six in ten Virginians live in the coastal zone. Sea-level rise, urbanization and other stressors threaten important nodes of the global economy, critical infrastructure for civil and national security, and fragile ecosystems. Human and ecosystems well-being, economic prosperity and security are interdependent and form a complex coupled network, defining a nexus of resource limitation, opportunity, and vulnerability from which knowledge crucial for the design of sustainable solutions can emerge–the Center for Coastal Studies overarching goal.
The Center for Coastal Studies promotes a vibrant future for the world’s coastal zones through enabling, facilitating, and rewarding transdisciplinary research, education, and engagement.
HokieTalks: Sea levels are rising - Solutions for watermen and waterbirds
Sarah Karpanty with the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, gives her presentation "Sea levels are rising: solutions for watermen and waterbirds."
HokieTalks: Coastal Geotechnics - From sand castles to sea mines
Nina Stark with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, gives her presentation "Coastal Geotechnics : From sand castles to sea mines."
HokieTalks: Supply chains for disaster relief operations
From Dan Mirolli on November 12th, 2019
Chris Zobel, Professor of Business Information Technology in the Pamplin College of Business, presented during the 2019 HokieTalks. Watch his talk, "Supply Chains for Disaster Relief Operations."
HokieTalks: Tsunamis - Of sand and computers
Robert Weiss with the Department of Geosciences in the College of Science, gives his presentation "Tsunamis: Of sand and computers."