About us

Storms are increasing in frequency and intensity. Learn how the ADCIRC Prediction System™ can help you prepare.

Rick Luettich
University of North Carolina
Lead Principal Investigator

Dr. Rick Luettich is the leader of the APS™ development and operations team and the lead Principal Investigator at the DHS Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence, as well as the Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the co-developer of the ADCIRC model.

Jason Fleming
Seahorse Coastal Consulting

Dr. Jason Fleming is the Director of Seahorse Coastal Consulting and a Coastal Resilience Center researcher.

Casey Dietrich
North Carolina State University

Dr. Casey Dietrich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. Read more about his work on the NCSU website and his Coastal Resilience Center work on the CRC website.

Robert Twilley
Executive Director, Louisiana Sea Grant / Louisiana State University

Dr. Robert Twilley is Executive Director of the Louisiana Sea Grant and Professor in the Louisiana State University Department of Oceanography and Coastal Science. Read more about his work at LSU on their website and about his Coastal Resilience Center project on the CRC website.

Brian Blanton
RENCI (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Dr. Brian Blanton is Director of Earth Data Science at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), based at the university of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Read more about his work on the RENCI website and his Coastal Resilience Center work on the CRC website.

Clint Dawson
University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Clint Dawson is a professor and head of the Computational Hydraulics Group at the University of Texas at Austin’s Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. Read more about him on the UT website.

Matthew Bilskie
University of Georgia

Dr. Matthew Bilskie is an Assistant Professor with the University of Georgia. Read more about his work on his website and the CRC website.



ADCIRC is a system of computer programs for solving time dependent, free surface circulation and transport problems in two and three dimensions. These programs utilize the finite element method in space allowing the use of highly flexible, unstructured grids.

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visualization TOOLS


The Coastal Emergency Risks Assessment (CERA) mapping tool visualizes ADCIRC outputs onto a Google Maps-based interface to provide storm surge, wind field and other hazard guidance via a publicly accessible web portal.

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Resilience Center

Funded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate, Office of University Programs, the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence is a consortium of research and education projects focused on protecting lives and property in coastal communities.

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