Christopher Emrich

University of Central Florida

Chris Emrich's research interests include the application of geospatial web-based technologies to emergency management planning and practice, long term recovery from disaster, and the intersection of social vulnerability and community resilience in the face of disaster. From 2004 - 2007 he provided geospatial support for response and long term recovery to the state of Florida and has since been actively involved in identifying trends in long term recovery for coastal Mississippi and supervising FEMA's public assistance web-transparency initiative for the gulf coast. Dr. Emrich has been a strong advocate of the transition of knowledge from academia and research to real-world application and has been a key player in the development of theory, data, metrics, methods, applications, and spatial analytical models for understanding the newly emergent field of hazard vulnerability science.