International Hurricane Research Center At Florida International University
Serving the state of Florida, the International Hurricane Research Center is a Type I interdisciplinary research facility located at Florida International University (Miami,Florida) that focuses on the mitigation of hurricane damage to people, the economy and the manmade and natural environments. This designation makes the IHRC Florida's official hurricane research center for 11 universities comprising the state university system. The citizens of the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts and Caribbean islands are severely impacted by hurricanes, and the IHRC promotes an interdisciplinary, large-scale disaster research agenda to address this vulnerability. Disciplines such as architecture, business, economics, engineering, finance, geosciences, insurance, political science, sociology, and urban planning are involved in a long-term, integrated research program that helps Florida, the nation, and its regional neighbors to mitigate hurricane exposure.