The Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (MARI)

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

logo-MARIClimate change and sea-level rise pose unprecedented threats to communities across the world, especially the heavily-populated urban coasts. There is increasing evidence that the changes anticipated for the 21st Century will push the climate outside the range known to civilization and into a phase of much greater variability. This will challenge decision-making in all societal sectors, and it will require a new level of preparedness to mitigate the impacts and adapt to the changes.

The Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (MARI) at Old Dominion University engages in research that produces the practice-relevant knowledge needed to address the challenge of climate change and sea level rise for the coastal zone. In doing so, MARI responds to the knowledge needs of a wide range of community stakeholders, including government, military, private sector, and private citizens. The investment that Old Dominion University has already committed in the form of the interdisciplinary CCSLR Initiative has paid dividends, with many local and non-local stakeholders already actively engaged and faculty from across ODU’s departments and colleges in an active, collaborative attempt to begin to seek solutions to the problems we face.

MARI facilitates and engages in research, education and outreach to promote and enhance the understanding of climate change and sea level rise and their multi-faceted impacts on the built environment and the social fabric of coastal cities. MARI works with societal stakeholders to develop options to mitigate and adapt to these impacts and support these stakeholders in the application of the knowledge resulting from the research.

Visit the MARI web workspace at www.odu.edu/mari.

Resiliency News Feeds

Sign Up for E-News

Get news and notifications from Resilient Virginia.

Volunteer With Us!

Resilient Virginia volunteers are at the forefront of the climate resiliency initiatives happening in our region and nationally. Sign up today!

Calendar

Due to COVID-19, please check listings for cancellations.
  • Clean Energy Virginia Webinar 5: The Virginia Advantage in Offshore Wind
    Date: August 19, 2020
    Location: https://covaconf.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=covaconf&service=6&rnd=0.10017613034438788&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcovaconf.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b000000049bca01716e4caf3c16bc4b2e8d051fdca2f574c9a74dbe0c20710ac7e03eb5ac%26siteurl%3Dcovaconf%26confViewID%3D165033875396898522%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAARF7wL0c2L-vr2NTc25A8aZ7tww7AQSjBUwXIfOouROcQ2%26

    Deep water, no overhead air draft, plenty of land, an unparalleled workforce and a committed state government, this is the Virginia Advantage. Join a group of industry experts as they discuss what makes Virginia…

  • ACE Climate Action Group meeting
    Date: August 19, 2020
    Location: Walter Reed Community Center (Room TBD) 2909 16th St S, Arlington, VA

    (1) Updates since our previous month's meeting
    (2) Climate Action planning
    Stephanie Burns, ACE Volunteer
    sdburns13 at gmail.com
    703-862-2092

  • Leaders in Energy 7th Annual Green Jobs Forum Awards
    Date: August 20, 2020
    Location: https://leadersinenergy.org/2020-event-calendar/
  • Better Food, Less Carbon in the New Digital Economy - Smart systems systems to link stakeholders with farmers, ranchers and foresters
    Date: August 21, 2020
    Location: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5740773817464924430

    Smart systems can link agricultural stakeholders with farmers, ranchers, and foresters. Traditional agriculture negatively affects biodiversity and emits about 26% of global greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. The agriculture ecosystem comprises land use,…

Latest News & Resources