Strategic Partnerships


The Center for Coastal Solutions applies an open-source model to centralizing data, forecasting and mitigating coastal hazards to prevent environmental crises that impact Florida’s environment, public health and economy.

CCS is strategically based out of the University of Florida to capitalize on the university’s comprehensive expertise, exceptional computational resources, facilities, and status as an acclaimed research school.  CCS will become a Smart Resource Hub, providing sensing, modeling and forecasting to state national organizations.

CCS Network

Invaluable Partnerships

NOAA“The transdisciplinary partnerships initiated by the University of Florida’s Center for Coastal Solutions will be invaluable, creating synergies across public, private and academic sectors and leading to significant innovations.” 

Paul M. DiGiacomo, Ph.D. 
NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) 
Chief, Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division (SOCD) 


The Right Expertise, Resources and Facilities

Connected dots“The Center for Coastal Solutions is a bold initiative that will build on more than half of a century of research at the University of Florida focused on safeguarding coastal communities from natural and human-caused hazards.”

Forrest J. Masters, Ph.D., P.E. 
Prof. and Assoc. Dean for Research and Facilities
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
University of Florida 

Accelerating Technology

Christine Angelini“Accelerating progress in technology development through building more coordinated, high-functioning partnerships and developing a well-trained workforce is vital for responding to Florida’s coastal water quality crises. We need everyone at the table to collectively solve these types of challenges.”

Christine Angelini, Ph.D., Director of CCS
Associate Professor
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
University of Florida