A Karanci, L Stillwell, C Lenhardt, JC Dietrich (2018). “Cyberinfrastructure for Enhancing Interdisciplinary Engagement in Coastal Risk Management Research.” 9th International Conference on Environmental Modelling and Software, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, M Arabi, O David, J Carlson, DP Ames (eds).
Tackling critical questions often requires the collaboration of researchers from different disciplines or institutions. Coastal hazards research is necessarily interdisciplinary and multi- methodological and often requires a team of researchers, due to its combination of storm-induced changes to the coastal environment, the effects of these changes on built infrastructure, and the combined effects on decision-making for individuals and communities. This paper introduces an interdisciplinary coastal hazard risk model that combines high resolution geospatial data, storm impact forecasts, and an agent-based model in the analysis, and then describes the model’s implementation in a data science cyberinfrastructure. Lessons learned and limitations are also outlined.