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Risk Mitigation and Climate Change


Climate change is expected to affect every country in the world, but not all regions are equally impacted. Data from climate science, including precipitation, wind, temperature, drought, and sea level rise, assist with identifying locations with the greatest climate change impacts. Such data can then be used to fuel engineering solutions and provide climate resilience opportunities in the short- and long-terms.


  • Estelle Chaussard

    Estelle Chaussard, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist in the Structures and Natural Hazards Research group of commercial property insurer FM Global. As part of her responsibilities, Estelle advances Natural Hazards characterization and champions effective use of satellite data for both rapid disaster response and long-term monitoring. Over her 15 years of research experience, she has led peer-reviewed publications in the fields of climate-change, water-sustainability, hydrology, earthquake science, volcanology, and satellite techniques. Prior to joining FM Global, Estelle was a university professor and received funding from NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF), including the prestigious NSF Career Award.