SSI Brown Bag Series/SSI Celebrates Earth Day: "The Spatial Economics, Ecology and Engineering of Natural Coastal Defenses"

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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  • Michael W. Beck, Ph.D., AXA Chair in Coastal Resilience, Research Professor, Institute of Marine Sciences, Adjunct Professor, Department of Ocean Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz

Professor Michael W. Beck is the AXA Chair in Coastal Resilience, Research Professor in the Institute of Marine Sciences, and Adjunct Professor in Ocean Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Mike aims to reduce risks to people, property and nature in his work across science, policy and practice.  Mike served for 20 years as Lead Marine Scientist at The Nature Conservancy. He has advised government agencies in the US, Germany, UK, EU, Philippines, Jamaica, and Grenada among others. He has collaborated with many global agencies and companies including the World Bank, AXA XL, Munich Re, Swiss Re, Lloyd’s of London, Risk Management Solutions, and Jacobs.  Mike has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers and numerous Op-eds in the NY Times, The Hill, and the Miami Herald. He has been a Fulbright Fellow and Pew Marine Conservation Fellow.

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