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Call for Proposals for Research on the Economics of Disaster Preparedness

DECEMBER 21, 2020 — On November 30, The University of New Hampshire (UNH) Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC) working with OR&R's Disaster Preparedness Program and Assessment and Restoration Division economists released a request for proposals for technical support to enhance our knowledge of economic valuing of preparedness, specifically in coastal disasters.

overhead view of a neighborhood after a flood.
A Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City aircrew flies over Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, while in transit to drop off medical personnel on the island Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Image credit: U.S. Coast Guard.

The goal of this project is to identify and support credible research strategies to quantify relationships between dimensions of preparedness and outcome metrics. Dimensions of preparedness include planning, training, incident drills/exercises, continuous improvement, and incident coordination. Examples of preparedness outcomes include improved community health outcomes, reduced emergency response costs, reduced property damage, reduced wildlife mortality or morbidity, and reduced recovery durations. This project will help kick off a broader effort to determine the value of preparedness in the broader context of OR&R's mission.

Learn more at the University of New Hampshire’s website.

For more information please contact Jason.Murray@noaa.gov.

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