Coastal Risk Consulting Names Dr. Brian Soden to Lead Science and Technology Initiatives
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 7, 2015—Coastal Risk Consulting, LLC (CRC), helping property owners, businesses, and communities become climate ready and storm safe, has appointed Brian Soden, Ph.D., as Vice President of Science and Technology. Widely regarded as a leading authority in climate change science and climate modeling, Dr. Soden continues to serve as Professor at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science.
CRC’s online Coastal Risk Rapid Assessment™ and Flood Inundation Risk Score and Table (FIRST Score™) document the risk of flooding at individual properties over a standard 30-year mortgage cycle, helping more than 50 million property owners in U.S. coastal zones become climate ready and storm safe.
Coastal Risk Consulting has been recognized by the 2015 Smart City Startups Festival in Miami as one of the most promising startup companies helping America prepare for inevitable rising sea levels and coastal flooding, and was named a top finalist in the 2015 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge for the significant value that CRC’s services can provide to property owners and communities.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Brian to CRC. His appointment underscores our commitment to seeking outstanding scientific authorities to continue to advance the Company’s proprietary services. We expect that his deep understanding of and experience with climate systems and climate change research will add tremendous value to our growing franchise,” said Albert J. Slap, CRC’s President.
Dr. Soden said, “With steadily rising sea levels and the prevalence of ‘sunny-day flooding’ already affecting many coastal towns and properties, knowing the risk of flooding of a home or business is priceless information. I look forward to leveraging CRC’s outstanding science and technology platform as CRC helps property owners, prospective homebuyers, businesses and municipalities make informed decisions regarding inevitable rising water levels, and assists mortgage lenders and insurance companies assess the impact on property values to optimally manage their portfolio assets.”
Dr. Soden’s research focuses on the use of satellite observations to test and improve model projections of future climate change. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Miami and earned his M.S. and Ph. D. in geophysical sciences from the University of Chicago. He has served as a Visiting Scientist and Lecturer at Princeton University, a Physical Scientist with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, and Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
About Coastal Risk Consulting:
“This Startup Wants to Flood Score 50 Million Coastal Properties in the U.S. – Yours Included”
Coastal Risk Consulting is a Florida LLC formed in 2014. The mission of CRC is to help individuals, communities, business and government become climate ready and storm safe. CRC has developed strategic partnerships with several leading companies. CRC’s management, scientific team and board include leading professionals in the field of climate risk and sea level rise. For further information, please go to:www.coastalriskconsulting.com or see CRC’s short video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?