EOAS offers graduate students a certificate in Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience (C2R2), designed to stimulate new collaborations between students and faculty from different disciplines that can lead to ground-breaking research and discoveries.
Coastal areas and their populations are extremely vulnerable to effects of climate change ranging from sea level rise to intensified storm events, and understanding both the risks and the adaptation opportunities requires knowledge from several disciplines. The proposed new graduate-level certificate program, titled Coastal Climate Risk & Resilience, focuses on the theories, methods, practical skills and contextual knowledge needed to work productively on this topic. This innovative and interdisciplinary program integrates existing coursework offered in several graduate programs with a few new courses. Students who complete this certificate will be well equipped to work on coastal risk and resilience issues within their own home disciplines.
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy (Bloustein), the Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS), the Department of Human Ecology (Human Ecology, and the Department of Civil Engineering (Civil Engineering) have developed this certificate in order to offer graduate students throughout Rutgers an unparalleled learning opportunity. This collaboration, these perspectives and these skills will be the focus of this certificate program.