Making an Impact

Since opening in 2014 with a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and private philanthropic donors, the Rosenstiel School’s SUSTAIN Laboratory has contributed to studies in a wide range of fields, including:

  • Air-Sea interactions
  • Wave dynamics
  • Hurricane rapid-intensification studies
  • Storm surge impacts on structures
  • Sea spray generation
  • Harmful algal blooms
  • Rogue waves
  • Oceanographic instrumentation
  • Oceanographic imaging applications
  • Surface oil spill transport
  • Gas transfer
  • Ocean Aquaculture
  • Coral reef restoration and hybrid coral/breakwater structures
  • Extraction of design loads on residential and commercial structures, bridges etc.
  • Hurricane re-enactments for documentary and commercial productions


List of SUSTAIN Laboratory Research Themes
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List of SUSTAIN Laboratory Research Projects
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SUSTAIN and ASIST Laboratory Publications
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