CSR hosts seminar on Science and Technology in Disasters

Dr. Mitch Erickson, DHS S&T Directorate, and former Director of the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL), recently presented a seminar entitled Science and Technology in Disasters, Preparedness Opportunities Revealed by Sandy at Stevens Institute of Technology.  Dr. Erickson's talk emphasized  the role of the science community in informing and shaping the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force's recommendations, and the critical role of technology in moving forward with managing disasters.  Dr. Erickson's presentation highlighted various scientific proposals to protect critical infrastructure and to mitigate the impacts of extreme weather events against urban and coastal communities.