"Currently, about 60 percent of people worldwide live in a coastal region, and here in the United States it is expected that by 2025 nearly 75 percent of the population will live in a coastal area," said SUSTAIN Principal Investigator Brian Haus, associate professor of Applied Marine Physics and director of UM's Air-Sea Interaction Saltwater (ASIST) Facility. "Developing a more complete understanding of our environment and its weather, as well as the weather's effects on structures, ecosystems and even on human health is essential. This building will provide an excellent resource to help us to decipher what is taking place on the planet."
Professor Brian Haus led the proposal to establish this new facility with the participation of co-Principal Investigators Robert Cowen, Maytag professor of ichthyology and UM chair of Marine Biology and Fisheries; Hans Graber, UM professor and chair of Applied Marine Physics and director of the Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS); and Professor Antonio Nanni of UM's College of Engineering.
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University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science