Preventing and reducing risks as well as increasing preparedness for response against coastal hazard exposure and vulnerability to natural or man-made disasters are critical aspects for the well-being and security of coastal populations and the preservation of wildlife.

The AIR Centre will stimulate collaborative research on coastal resilience (with emphasis on floods, sea level rise, extreme weather, and coastal erosion) and promote the development of multi-hazard early warning systems to prevent loss of life and reduce the economic and material impacts of hazardous events.