Guidance for Developing More Resilient Airport Infrastructure in California

Research Team: Jasenka Rakas (lead) and Sarah Lindbergh

University: UC Berkeley

Problem Statement: Despite major progress in climate risk management in the last decade, particularly within the air transportation sector, airports have lagged behind in developing more resilient infrastructure.

Project Description: This research will develop an introductory guide to climate-sensitive policies for airport infrastructure maintenance, operation, development and investment; conduct a state-wide analysis of airport infrastructure exposure to coastal flooding based on projected sea level rise and storm surge data from California’s 4th Climate Change Assessment; and identify the roles of major stakeholders in setting airport climate adaptation policies.

Status: In Progress

Budget: $25,000

Project Partner(s): San Francisco International Airport