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HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Dr. Thomas Herrington, an Associate Professor of ocean engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology's Davidson Laboratory, will be a speaker at the workshop, "Understanding Hazard Mitigation Planning: Safe and Sustainable New Jersey Communities," on April 18, 2006. The workshop will be held at Ocean County College's Technology Lecture Hall.

Herrington, who is affiliated with the Center for Maritime Systems at Stevens and a member of the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium, will make two presentations at the workshop. The first, "What are Coastal Hazards," will address the specific types of threats to which coastal communities are susceptible. "These include flooding, tsunamis and even earthquakes," said Herrington. "Though earthquakes are rare, they do happen."

Herrington's second presentation, "Hazard Mitigation Techniques," will cover various ways to prepare locally for natural disasters to mitigate consequences.

"Each year in the United States, natural and technological disasters are responsible for the loss of hundreds of lives and dollar losses that average more than $50 billion," said Herrington. "Nowhere is the need for multi-hazard resilient development greater than along the coastal margins of the nation."

To address the critical need of the nation to develop hazard resilient communities and systems, Stevens' Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering is developing a graduate certificate program in multi-hazard engineering. Leveraging the department's existing research and academic expertise in coastal ocean monitoring, forecasting and engineering, topics in natural processes, hazard assessment, hazard modeling, forecasting and technologies/methodologies for all-hazard design, planning and mitigation will be explored. Although focused on engineering design, the breath and depth of the course work is applicable to contractors, construction officials and builders as well as practicing engineers. Based on
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Contact: Stephanie Mannino
smannino@stevens.edu
201-216-5602
Stevens Institute of Technology
28-Mar-2006


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