Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (ICAR)

Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (ICAR)


Executive Director: Jessica Whitehead

ICAR, a national center for the science and practice of coastal resilience at Old Dominion University, leverages ODU faculty’s disciplinary depth and interdisciplinary breadth in leading research, education, and community partnerships to develop practical solutions to challenges faced by coastal communities.

ICAR builds on over eight years of investment and commitment by Old Dominion to leadership in coastal adaptation and resilience. This repository community (formerly ODU Resilience Collaborative) attempts to collect and archive materials from all of ODU's efforts with coastal adaptation and resilience.

* * * * Spring 2022: See Waters Rising: A View From Our Backyard

A collaboration between the Chrysler Museum and Old Dominion University exploring
the research undertaken by ICAR to strengthen coastal resilience in Hampton Roads.


Browse the Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (ICAR) Collections:

Occasional Paper Series

ODU Articles

Presentations, Lectures, Posters, Reports

News Items

Special Topics

Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise/Flooding Adaptation Forum 2012-present

Commonwealth Center For Recurrent Flooding Resiliency (CCRFR) 2016-present

Hampton Roads Intergovernmental Pilot Project Archive 2014-2016

Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (MARI) 2014-present

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative (CCSLRI) Archive 2010-2014