Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Faculty Advisor

Ludwig, Reinhold

Project Center

Nantucket, Massachusetts


Storm surge, produced by increasingly frequent severe storms, threatens the daily operations of downtown Nantucket. This project identifies and analyzes ways the Town might protect Nantucket’s downtown critical infrastructure from storm surge and offers recommendations for mitigating future adverse impacts. In collaboration with Dave Fronzuto and the Nantucket Emergency Management Agency, we assessed the risks caused by storm surge for each piece of infrastructure within the downtown area and developed a prioritized list of infrastructure to be modified. We compiled a database of relevant information for each infrastructure element in our study area, along with a GIS layer to facilitate data retrieval.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering