Climate change threatens airport operations and resiliency in many ways. With tidal flooding, permafrost collapse, rising sea levels, and more severe storms threatening an increasing number of airports, operators must start reviewing infrastructure plans to take into account near- and longer-term climate risks and prioritize resilience.
To ensure these airports have the guidance and assistance they need, the FAA and the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Volpe Center initiated a project in September 2021 to identify best practices and solutions and uncover priorities and opportunities related to climate resilience. Research is expected to continue expected to continue through 2026.
Alan Strasser, DOT/FAA
Kent Duffy, DOT/FAA
Kristin Lewis, DOT/Volpe Center