Rhode Island
Coastal Hazards, Analysis, Modeling & Prediction



Our mission

The RICHAMP project advances storm model capabilities and develops a real-time hazard and impact prediction system for hurricanes and nor'easters in Southern New England. The system includes cascading consequences of extreme weather impacting critical infrastructure (such as wastewater treatment facilities, sewer systems, airports and seaports). 

This project has received initial funding from the US Department of Homeland Security, through the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence.
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End users

The project engages key users of information in the development and dissemination of the tools to make them more relevant, and useable as a planning and response tool.

FEMA Region 1
National Weather Service (NWS) Eastern Region
Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate
US Coast Guard


Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency
RI Dept. of Environmental Management
RI Dept. of Transportation
RI Dept. of Health


Providence Emergency Management Agency
City of Providence Planning Dept.
Providence Public Works Dept.

case study
Research in Westerly identified 108 "consequence thresholds" resulting from impacts to 11 critical infrastructure facilities in the floodplain.

case study
Research in Providence identified 302 "consequence thresholds" resulting from impacts to 105 assets across the 45 critical infrastructure facilities in the floodplain.

Naval Station Newport
on Aquidneck Island
case study
Our latest case study focuses on "A hazard resilient future for Naval Station Newport within its coastal Community: Military installation resilience review for short-term preparedness and long-term planning."
Impact of Nor'easters
case study
This case study examines Nor'easters' impact on National Parks.