Helping Pacific Northwest coastal communities prepare and adapt to coastal hazards through research and community engagement

With inextricably linked tectonic and climate-driven coastal hazards, Cascadia provides a unique opportunity for the study of local coastal changes spanning time scales from minutes to millennia, reflecting complex and locally-specific layering of impacts from chronic and acute hazards.  Research teams are studying a host of coastal issues including earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, sea level rise, flooding, and coastal change.

Tectonic Geohazard sources and integrated probabilistic modeling

Team 1

exposure to inundation and Coastal Change Hazards

Team 2

Community Adaptive Capacity

Team 3

broadening participation and inclusive STEAM Education

Team 4

community engagement and co-production of coastal hazard knowledge

Team 5


Collaboratories (in blue) are main areas where Hub members work on coastal hazards and resilience with community partners. They are initial laboratories for in-depth, equity-focused, community-engaged study of localized coastal issues.

Collaboratories are varied in geography, geology, ecology, and community characteristics. By honoring long-term relationships and creating new partnerships, Cascadia CoPes Hub work is advancing convergent hazard research and enhancing regional resilience.

Everett to Bellingham, WA
Humboldt county, CA
Coos Bay, OR