Looking into the Crystal Ball Down Under - Research Spotlight Series | Going Coastal
Discovering the science behind coastal storm warnings!
In this episode of Going Coastal, Dr. Chris Leaman joins Marissa and Jon from Brisbane, Australia to talk about his PhD in the land down under. Hear about how he identified his passion for fluid mechanics, sediments and structures as an undergraduate civil engineering student, and how that led him to pursue a PhD in coastal engineering. Chris discusses his recently completed PhD thesis on Coastal Storm Hazard Early Warning Systems. Hear about the storm hazard matrix he and his colleagues developed, and how he was able to use data driven techniques to create an early warning forecasting system for coastal communities. Learn about the important role community engagement and outreach played and continue to play in the development and future implementation of the system.