EMK receives the prestigious Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize in London (Nov 2014)

The award recognizes his work on Evaluating Flood Resilience Strategies for Coastal Megacities (published earlier this year in Science), jointly undertaken with Jeroen Aerts, Wouter Botzen, Hans de Moel (VU University, Amsterdam), Kerry Emanuel (MIT) and Ning Lin (Princeton University).

In the work, Dr. Michel-Kerjan and his colleagues performed a full cost-benefit analysis of resilience strategies to protect large costal megacities against storm surge, today and in the future, and applied their new methodology to New York City. The jury recognized a innovative multidisciplinary approach and its applicability to building resilience and measuring return on investment that could be deployed around the world.

Here is the link to the story by Lloyd’s