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Lowcountry Hazards Center

The Center’s mission focuses on the multiple hazards that make the Lowcountry unique.  The center is an interdisciplinary, multi-institution, multi-agency collaborative center that promotes research and outreach on multiple hazards and vunerabilites in and around the Lowcountry Region. 

Currently the types of hazards in the Lowcountry that the center has been working with include:

Seismic Events

  • Earthquakes

  • Tsunami

  • Liquefaction

  • Subsidence

  • Landslides

  • Dam Ruptures

Earth Science Processes

  • Saltwater intrusion into groundwater resources

  • Coastal Erosion

  • Barrier Island Issues

  • Global Climate Change

  • Sea Level Change

Atmospheric Storms

  • Hurricanes

  • Storm surge

  • Flooding

  • Tornadoes

Urban Growth and Human-Induced events

  • Urbanization issues

  • Habitat Loss

  • Toxic Releases

  • Transportation Hazards