Coastal Climate Risk & Resilience Initiative

Rutgers University

Our goals are as follows:
1) A sustainable and replicable transdisciplinary graduate training model for coastal climate risk management
2) A diverse cadre of highly qualified coastal climate risk management researchers and practitioners
3) Impactful research that informs coastal climate risk management

Department/Institute/Unit: Institute of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Institution: Rutgers University
City: New Brunswick
Country: United States
State/Province: New Jersey
Program Leader(s): Carrie Ferraro and Robert Kopp
Point(s) of Contact: Carrie Ferraro
Contact Email(s):
Year Initiated: 2016
Currently Active: Yes
Program Scale: Campus
Participant Model: Cohort Based
Participant Eligibility: Master’s Student, Ph.D. Student
Time Commiment for Participants: 60+ hours
Requirements for Participation: Completion of 4 core and 3 elective courses as well as attendance at aprofessional development events
Application Frequency: Rolling
Application Process: Email of interest to Carrie Ferraro at
Program Recruitment Strategies: Through alumni and faculty networks
Cost to Participant: No
Funding or Support Available to Participants: No
Amount or Types of Support Available to Participants (if applicable): N/A
Mentorship Model: Mentorship with the leadership team as well as peer mentorship
Number of Participants in Program: 30-39
How Program is Funded: Public Grants
Other Program Partners: New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center, Rutgers Climate Insitute, and the Rutgers Raritan River Consortium
Number of Program Staff: 1
Is the Program Credit Bearing or Credentialing: Yes
Is there a Program Evaluation Conducted: Yes
Type(s) of Evaluation(s) Conducted: Our external evaluator has conducted front-end and formative evalutations with students and student mentors.