Hurricane Irma Local Academic Expertise
Surface wind speeds show Hurricane Irma moving through the Carribean on Sept 9th, 2017. Credit: earth.nullschool.net, 2017.
We've been gathering resources that could be helpful to those seeking further information on hurricanes and other extreme coastal weather events. The links below will take you to the numerous resources we've curated on the event. These pages are being updated regularly, so please check back often.
Last updated September 18 at 4:45 p.m.
Florida International University
Extreme Events Institute
The purpose of the Extreme Events Institute is to better understand disasters, catastrophes, and emergencies by using a transdisciplinary and multi-hazard approach.
International Hurricane Research Center
The International Hurricane Research Center is a multi-disciplinary research and educational organization with the mission to reduce the damage and loss of life caused by hurricanes through more effective mitigation.
The Laboratory for Coastal Research
The purpose of the Laboratory for Coastal Research is to quantitatively assess the vulnerability of flooding and coastal erosion caused by hurricanes.
The Laboratory for Insurance, Financial and Economic Research
The work of the Laboratory for Insurance, Financial and Economic Research focuses on the economic impact of hurricanes and seeks to predict long-term wind damage and insured losses.
The Laboratory for Social Science Research
The Laboratory for Social Science Research considers the socially constructed nature of disasters in order to strengthen and protect natural, built, economic and social environments.
The Laboratory for Wind Engineering Research
The Laboratory for Wind Engineering Research focuses on converting information on structural mitigation into practical tools to create a hurricane resistant society.
Florida State University
Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center
The purpose of the Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center housed within the FSU College of Business is to support the state’s ability to better prepare for, respond to, and recover from extreme weather events.
University of Florida
The Powell Laboratory
The Powell Family Structures & Materials Laboratory conducts research pertaining to earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, structural damage mitigation, and human intervention.
University of Florida NHERI Experimental Facility
The goal of the University of Florida NHERI Experimental Facility is to support groundbreaking and transformative wind hazard research.