2021 Workshop on

SHared Operational REsearch Logistics In the Nearshore Environment (SHORELINE21): Uniting field and lab research across disciplines to reduce hurricane impacts to the built and natural environments

26-27 April 2021 | Virtual Attendance


  • Register here to virtually attend the workshop


  • NSF NHERI Experimental Facility at the University of Florida  
  • NSF NHERI Nearshore Extreme Events Reconnaissance (NEER) Program  
  • NOAA National Ocean Service Disaster Preparedness Program  
  • UF Center for Coastal Solutions  

Points of Contact

  • Forrest Masters, Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Facilities, University of Florida,  Email 
  • Britt Raubenheimer, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Email 
  • Please cc Susan Triana, Research Coordinator and Business Manager,   Email 

Workshop Summary

The workshop will convene experts from wind/coastal engineering, atmospheric science, oceanography, ecology, emergency management, and crisis communications to foster collaboration across field and laboratory research directed at reducing hurricane impacts to the built and natural environment, with the goal of exposing them to how the NSF NHERI program can amplify their research efforts. Participants will explore how field research planned for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane seasons can (a) inform the design, execution, and validation of laboratory experiments at NHERI experimental facilities (EF) and (b) benefit from NHERI community activities and tools to coordinate and document field experiments. Operational interests in engineering, meteorology, coastal management, emergency management, disaster response, and crisis communication will also attend to help PIs broaden the impact of their work. 

Workshop Goals

  • Share scientific objectives for field research planned for upcoming Atlantic hurricane seasons and identify how they fit within the NHERI Science Plan  
  • Launch the SHORELINE (SHared Operational REsearch Logistics In the Nearshore Environment) directory to optimize field coordination  
  • Strengthen/bridge/unify field and laboratory research efforts through increased involvement with the NSF NHERI community