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Extreme Events in Central America, Free Live Conference, Thursday, February 25, 2021, 9:00 am – 4:45 pm

Join us for this one-day conference that will examine how Central America can reduce risk, increase resilience and manage the increasing impact of extreme events which have become the “new normal” for the…

Eye of the Storm Virtual Video Series

The International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) at Florida International University (FIU) and Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) invite families across the nation, especially those in hurricane-prone regions, to explore this free virtual…

2019 Eye of the Storm – Hurricane (Science, Mitigation & Preparedness) Free Museum Event, Saturday, May 18th, 10am to 5pm

FIU’s International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) sponsors the FREE Eye of the Storm community outreach event at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) on…

World Premiere Showing of Documentary BUILT TO LAST? on Wednesday, May 30th, 2pm to 4pm at FIU

A one-hour independent documentary, inspired by the book ‘Resilience-The Ultimate Sustainability’ and featuring FIU Extreme Events Institute Director Dr. Richard Olson, communicates what ordinary people around the world can do to make their…

Eye of the Storm – Hurricane (Science, Mitigation & Preparedness) Free Museum Event, Saturday, May 19th, 10am to 5pm

Eye of the Storm – Hurricane (Science, Mitigation & Preparedness) Free Museum Event, Saturday, May 19th, 10am to 5pm FIU’s International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM)…

National Weather Service – Miami Office Open House

The FIU Extreme Events Institute and International Hurricane Research Center will participate in the National Weather Service – Miami Office public open house. Saturday, March 18, 2017 10 AM – 2 PM Location:…

New federal research funding makes Florida universities national hub for hurricane mitigation research

The National Science Foundation today announced grants to Florida International University and University of Florida totaling nearly $8 million that will position the state to become a national hub for research into making…

Feel the Force

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 · Media Releases FIU’s International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) sponsors the free Feel the Force community outreach event at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami…

Wall of Wind Mitigation Challenge

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 · Media Releases FIU’s International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) hosts the Wall of Wind Mitigation Challenge, a judged competition for South Florida high school students. Teams of high school…

FIU-IHRC Joined NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter Awareness Tour

Florida International University’s (FIU) International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) participated with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) on the 2015 East Coast Hurricane Hunter Awareness Tour. (PDF)

Extreme Events Institute

On May 19, 2014 at the New York headquarters of the United Nations, the R!SE Alliance for Disaster Risk-Sensitive Investments was formally announced. FIU’s Extreme Events Institute is one of the principal, and…

FIU Issue Forum and Reception in Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014, Florida International University, the BuildStrong Coalition, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and other members of the Florida Congressional Delegation, and a number of high level…

Feel the Force: Hurricanes and Other Hazards

Feel the Force: Hurricanes and Other Hazards Location: Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129 Time: 10 am to 6 pm When: Saturday, May 31st Tel: 305-646-4200

Hurricane Experts Release Top 10 Mistakes

With the official start of the hurricane season, the National Hurricane Survival Initiative released a list informed by hurricane experts of the “Top 10 Mistakes” Americans make that increase their risk from deadly…

Designing for Disaster

The National Building Museum’s exhibition, Designing for Disaster, examines how we assess risks from natural hazards and how we can create policies, plans, and designs yielding safer, more disaster-resilient communities. The FIU Wall…

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