Faculty Advisor

Ludwig, Reinhold

Faculty Advisor

Nikitina, Svetlana

Project Center

Puerto Rico


Some of Puerto Rico's critical infrastructure may not be structurally fit to withstand the effects of climate change such as sea level rise, coastal erosion, storm surge and tsunamis. In an attempt to reduce the dangers of climate change, our group worked in conjunction with our sponsor, the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER), to assess critical infrastructure in Puerto Rico's coastal zone. The goal of our project was to provide the DNER with insight into which infrastructure was most susceptible to the hazards of climate change and variability.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts