Coastal Hazards, Risk, and Environmental Justice

May 20-22, 2015
Tulane University, Center for Bioenvironmental Research
New Orleans, LA

Note: this workshop has already taken place. Read the workshop synthesis for a summary of key ideas and see the workshop outcomes for materials developed in association with the workshop. Workshop presentations and summaries of discussions are available on the program page; participants' activity, course, and essay contributions are available via the participants page.

Taking place between the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon blow out in the Gulf of Mexico and the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the workshop will enable teams of faculty members and administrators, especially from minority-serving institutions, to explore the interplay among Coastal Hazards, Risk and Environmental Justice and develop plans for actions that they will take on their own campuses to better incorporate these issues into their curriculum and campus programs.

The workshop combines presentations from leaders (such as the keynote by Dr. Maureen Lichtveld of the Center for Gulf Coast Environmental Health Research, Leadership, and Strategic Initiatives ( This site may be offline. ) ), opportunities to learn about InTeGrate resources and funding opportunities, and structured opportunities to work with team members and other workshop participants to develop action plans. An optional pre-meeting tour of post-Katrina New Orleans will provide an opportunity to see the interface between Coastal Hazards, Risk and Environmental Justice in a very personal way.

This workshop is targeted for teams from minority-serving institutions and other colleges and universities that serve populations that are under-represented in the geosciences and related fields.

Workshop Conveners

  • David Blockstein, Senior Scientist, National Council for Science and the Environment
  • Cathy Manduca, Director, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
  • Michael J. Blum, Director, Tulane-Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, Tulane University
  • Felicia Davis, Managing Partner, Building Green Campuses
  • Monica Teets Farris, Director, Center for Hazards Assessment Research and Technology (CHART), University of New Orleans

NSF logo This workshop is part of the InTeGrate project for interdisciplinary teaching about Earth for a sustainable future. InTeGrate is a 5-year, National Science Foundation (NSF) STEP Center grant, running from 2012 through 2016. This work is supported by a NSF collaboration between the Directorates for Education and Human Resources (EHR) and Geociences (GEO) under grant DUE - 1125331. Learn more about this project.

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