Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering

Land-building wetland plants, champions of CO2 capture, can help counterbalance the effects of climate change

Peat bogs, salt marshes, mangrove forests and seagrass meadows cover only 1 percent of the Earth’s total surface but sequester more than 20 percent of all the CO2 absorbed by ecosystems worldwide. This unique property arises because plants build these… Read More

UF Center for Coastal Solutions awarded multi-institution grant to study Harmful Algal Blooms

University of Florida Center for Coastal Solutions (CCS) Associate Director David Kaplan, Ph.D., and a team of CCS-affiliated scientists and engineers from UF, the University of South Florida, North Carolina State University and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation have received $2.3… Read More

Predicting Damage from Hurricanes Before They Make Landfall

Weather forecasting systems today predict ever more accurately where hurricanes will make landfall, but tomorrow they may also predict how much damage the hurricanes will do. Maitane Olabarrieta, Ph.D., associate professor, and Arthriya Subgranon, Ph.D., assistant professor, in the Department of Civil &… Read More

UF Partners with SAS to Expand Artificial Intelligence Efforts in Coastal Communities

The University of Florida’s Center for Coastal Solutions (CCS) and SAS Institute (SAS) entered a strategic partnership to develop tools, training programs, curriculum and research that will continue to trailblaze around the UF AI initiative and the Herbert Wertheim College… Read More

Improving coastal restoration by temporarily imitating nature

This article was written by Radboud University and originally published on the ru.nl website. Christine Angelini, Ph.D., an associate professor of environmental engineering sciences, worked with a talented, international team to boost marsh and seagrass restoration success by mimicking emergent traits… Read More

Doctoral Student Named Margaret A. Davidson Fellow

Sydney Williams, an environmental engineering sciences doctoral student, was accepted to the Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship Program and received funding by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal Management to research the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research… Read More