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Stanford University Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering (CIFE)



As part of Stanford University's Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering, we research policy and engineering responses to climate-change impacts on seaports. We focus on complexities and strategies of planning for future impacts of sea-level rise and changing storm intensities on coastal infrastructure. In particular, we have been pursing four major themes:

1. Development of an estimate for the global construction’s capacity to respond to sea-level rise;

2. A global survey of ports authority perceptions around adaption;

3. Decision support systems to model and understand impacts and adaptation strategies on a local level;

4. Case studies of seaport decision-making systems.

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Regional focus All regions
Sector Oceans and coastal areas
Transport, infrastructure and human settlements
Adaptation delivery activity Climate-resilient development planning
Disaster risk reduction
Knowledge management
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling
Climate related risks and extreme events
Methods and tools
Technologies for adaptation
Climate hazards Flood
Storms/tropical cyclones
Operational scale Community-based

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