Posted: Thursday, 23 October 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014, proved to be a very educational morning at the US Committee for the Marine Transportation System (CMTS). We had the honor of hearing Dr. Julie Rosati speak on “MTS Resilience: What is Resilience and How to Put it into Practice.”

Dr. Rosati gave a very detailed, yet comprehensible, briefing on standard resiliency definitions and the resilience assessments she and her team have created for inland and coastal systems. These models range from rapid, screening-level assessments to rigorous, design-quality assessments. These methods were developed and evaluated as part of a project for Jamaica Bay, NY: a study of community resilience to storm damage. She demonstrated that these models are generally applicable to any watershed system with functional objectives and recovery goals. Many thanks to Dr. Rosati for taking the time to speak!

Dr. Julie Rosati is a research coastal engineer with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC’s) Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL). She is an ERDC leader in coastal navigation research and has been the lead scientist on incorporating resilience into USACE practice through engaging other agencies and academia in an interagency, interdisciplinary team approach.

Dr. Rosati will be leading the new CMTS MTS Resilience Integrated Action Team.

Dr. Julie Rosati Speaks to the CMTS on MTS Resilience
The CMTS is a Federal interagency coordinating committee directed by Congress and charter to improve the coordination of and make recommendations with regard to Federal policies that impact the MTS.