AXA Chair at UC Santa Cruz funds efforts to build coastal resilience naturally

Global insurance company AXA has established the AXA Chair in Coastal Resilience at UC Santa Cruz to support the work of Michael Beck, a research professor in the Institute of Marine Sciences and the Department of Ocean Sciences, to advance the conservation and restoration of coastal habitats as natural defenses against storms and climate change.

Gulf Coast braces for hurricane and tropical storm warnings, coastal experts available to discuss emergency preparation, disaster response and recovery

Virginia Tech has a team of coastal experts available to talk with reporters as the Gulf Coast prepares for back-to-back hurricane and tropical storm warnings. Researchers can provide insight about hurricanes, flash flooding, storm surge, sea-level rise and emergency response.…