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IDEAS Hive — Let’s Love Our Oceans

February 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm

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Oceans are an essential part of the social, economic and environmental health of our world. Thomas Wahl, Ph.D., dedicates his life to researching the connection between Civil Engineering and the impacts of sea level rise to the plants’ most vulnerable coastal regions. Come join us for a presentation on erosion, coastal adaptation and how we can prioritize the health of our oceans for the future.

About Thomas Wahl, Ph.D.
Thomas Wahl is an Assistant Professor for Coastal Risks and Engineering at the University of Central Florida (UCF), where he am affiliated with the Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Department and the National Center for Integrated Coastal Research (UCF Coastal). He obtained a Diploma in 2007 and PhD in 2012 in Civil Engineering at the University of Siegen in Germany. Afterwards, he took a postdoc position at the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida. Before joining UCF in 2017 he was a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow of the European Union in Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton, UK. Through his research he connects engineering and various science disciplines (e.g., oceanography, hydrology, meteorology, climatology) to better understand the vulnerability of coastal societies, built infrastructure, and fragile ecosystems under climate change conditions. He studies changes in coastal sea levels (mean and extreme), ocean waves, and freshwater flows and the associated impacts to support the development of sustainable and resilient adaptation strategies.

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