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Article ID: 682447

Puerto Rico Needs a Repeal of the Jones Act, Further Incentives

Cornell University

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6-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 682344

World-Leading Expert on Humanitarian Logistics From Rensselaer To Discuss Puerto Rico’s Supply Chain Struggles To Disperse Aid

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Two weeks after Hurricane Maria wrecked devastation on Puerto Rico, destroying the power grid and leaving millions without access to necessities, distributing aid remains an issue. Extreme events pose serious logistical challenges to emergency and aid organizations active in preparation, response, and recovery operations, as the disturbances they bring about turn normal conditions into chaos. On Thursday, October 5, José Holguín-Veras, the William H. Hart Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will host a press conference and webinar titled “Lessons from Large Disasters and Catastrophes for Post-Disaster Response: Implications for Puerto Rico” beginning at 11:30 a.m. The press event will take place on the Rensselaer campus in the Jonsson Engineering Center (JEC), room 3117.

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5-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 682208

Researchers Receive Funding to Advance Accuracy of Hurricane Storm Surge Forecasts

University of Notre Dame

During the four-year study, University of Notre Dame researchers will work to develop improved storm surge models that incorporate fine-scale data to increase the accuracy of forecasts, while also maintaining reduced computer time and reasonable computational costs.

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4-Oct-2017 8:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 682197

Reactions to Las Vegas Mass Shooting and Recent Hurricanes Vary Among Americans

West Virginia University

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3-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 682016

Helping Communities Weather the Storms

Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System-Regional Association (GCOOS-RA)

GCOOS collects data from more than 2,000 ocean sensors that play a critical role in hurricane forecasting and ensures that the information is timely, reliable, accurate and -- above all -- available to those working to understand ocean systems and subsequently provide better forecast data to save lives and protect coastal economies during hurricanes.

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2-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 681857

Relaxing the Jones Act Would Provide Economic Relief for Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico, Says Expert

Virginia Tech

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27-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 681817

Power in Puerto Rico – How ‘Nanogrids’ Could Help in the Future

Cornell University

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26-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681719

Florida Sea Grant Helps Keys Lobstermen Get Back on Feet After Irma

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Sea Grant is helping lobstermen by quickly locating the traps lost during Hurricane Irma -- a move that will help an industry worth $150 million in the Keys.

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25-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681710

Columbia Engineers Win NSF grant to Study NYC Storm Surge Infrastructure Resilience

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

.With so many hurricanes ravaging the Caribbean and the southern U.S., it has become clear that addressing threats to infrastructure is critical to keeping our communities safe, functional, and healthy. Storm surge has emerged as one of the most destructive forces on infrastructure, especially interconnected structures in cities. To address this issue, Columbia Engineering researchers recently won a NSF grant to study storm surge threats to New York City infrastructure.

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25-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681643

Expert Media Comment: Dominica - the Forgotten Island of Hurricane Maria

University of Portsmouth

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22-Sep-2017 12:45 PM EDT
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