2525 Correa Rd
Honolulu, HI 96822
Brad is a coastal resilience extension specialist with the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program and deputy director of the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center (PI-CASC) university consortium. He applies the latest and best-available coastal and climate science to reduce natural hazards and climate risks for coastal communities and improve management and conservation of coastal environments. Brad interfaces with federal, state, and county government agencies and the public on collaborative projects to support resource management, planning, and decision-making, most notably guiding local government agencies and the community on understanding and planning for climate change and sea level rise hazards. As deputy director for PI-CASC, he works with the U.S. Geological Survey, consortium partners at University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and University of Guam, and university and federal researchers to provide the best-available science on climate change and landscape-scale stressors throughout Hawaiʻi and the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands.
Brad completed his PhD in geology and geophysics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2013 with a focus on coastal geology, and has published research articles and contributed to government reports on coastal geology, beach processes, shoreline change, sea level rise impacts, climate adaptation, and disaster preparedness. He has served as Hawaiʻi Sea Grant extension faculty since 2012 and was a Sea Grant graduate fellow during his PhD work.