The challenge to society from extreme events continually increases with coastal population growth and sea level rise. The 6th Summit provides an opportunity for in-depth presentations and discussions focused on quantifying the hazard, vulnerability and impact of hurricanes and the influence of climate change. In particular, we seek contributions that consider the use of physically-based models and focus on risk assessment. Submissions may focus on modern, past, or future climate states.
Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
The intellectual merit of the Summit is the bringing together diverse views and expertise and the expected outcome of a significant advance in our ability to understand and assess the risk associated with hurricanes. The broader impacts will be a better understanding of the future hurricane threat to the U.S. and elsewhere, together with improved risk and impact communication approaches, and better ways of disseminating knowledge among government agencies and the public and private sectors.