Austin Becker is a Ph.D. candidate in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University. He is researching the risks and vulnerabilities posed by climate change to seaports and dependent socio-political systems. Prior to Stanford, he worked as a coastal manager in Rhode Island, focussing on workingwaterfront and port land-use policies. He earned a Masters of Marine Affairs (2005) and Masters of Environmental Science and Management (2006) from the University of Rhode Island. He also holds a 500-Ton U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license for ocean-going vessels.
Articles By Austin Becker
Will Ports Become Forts? Climate Change Impacts, Opportunities and Challenges
The Stanford University Policy and Engineering Responses to Sea Level Rise (SUPERSLR) project is examining various solutions and the constraints for worldwide ports which could face the challenges of sea-level rise all at roughly the same time.