Brad Romine is the PI-CASC University Consortium Deputy Director and also works as a coastal resilience extension specialist with the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program. As deputy director, he works with the U.S. Geological Survey, consortium partners at University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and University of Guam, and university and federal researchers to provide the best-available science on climate change and landscape-scale stressors throughout Hawaiʻi and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands.
In his extension position, Brad applies the latest and best-available coastal and climate science to reduce natural hazards and climate risks for coastal communities and to improve management and conservation of coastal environments. He interfaces with federal, state, and county government agencies and the public on collaborative projects to support resource management, planning, and decision-making, most notably guiding local government agencies and the community on understanding and planning for climate change and sea level rise hazards.
Brad completed his PhD in geology and geophysics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2013 with a focus on coastal geology, and has published research articles and contributed to government reports on coastal geology, beach processes, shoreline change, sea level rise impacts, climate adaptation, and disaster preparedness.