The Davidson Laboratory works to preserve and secure our nation?s maritime resources and assets through collaborative knowledge development, innovation and invention, and education and training. It uniquely integrates the fields of naval architecture, coastal and ocean engineering, physical oceanography, marine hydrodynamics and maritime security to create a trans-disciplinary enterprise that can address both the highly-specialized issues confronting each discipline, as well as the more complex, integrated issues facing natural and man-made maritime systems.
In response to extreme weather events, federal, state and local agencies are engaging Stevens experts to safeguard our nation's coastal cities, rivers and ports. Davidson Laboratory researchers are expanding their efforts to assess, predict and mitigate the damage of natural and man-made disasters while improving port efficiency and resilience. Our innovative approaches and ground breaking technological advancements are setting new standards in environmental science and maritime engineering.
Learn more about the exciting research Davidson Laboratory is conducting:
New York City Hurricane Threat Assessment
Researchers funded by NASA collaborate to quantify the effect of storm surges and climate-change on both sea level and rainfall in NYC neighborhoods.
Protecting Coastal Cities from Floods
Funded by NOAA, Stevens and Columbia partner with local officials in New York City and Boston to minimize the damage from severe weather and rising sea levels.
Online Storm Surge Risk Analysis
NYSERDA has commissioned a customized Web application that merges flooding data into a single model that aids public officials, resources managers and the public in assessing the risks to their community.
Drought Hinders River Transport
Using innovative technology, experts at Stevens assist the Hudson River Pilots Association navigate shallower waters.
Engineering Resilient Ports
Stevens DHS National Center of Excellence for Secure and Resilient Commerce is collaborating with the Weirton Area Port Authority to enhance port performance, improve security and increase profitability.
Better prediction and warning systems minimize the impact of natural disasters.
Inspiring Words on the Stevens Legacy
Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping and President of the International Shipping Federation, Spyros M. Polemis speaks about how Stevens affected his career and life.