Hurricane Sandy Recovery, One Year Later

30:01 minutes

A year after Hurricane Sandy, recovery efforts are still ongoing, and questions remain about how to rebuild and prepare the coastlines for the next storm. A group of experts discusses rebuilding and protective options—from sea walls to “oyster-tecture”—and considers calls for a “managed retreat” from the shore.

Segment Guests

Philip Orton

Philip Orton is a research scientist in physical oceanography at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Joseph Vietri

Joseph Vietri is director of the National Planning Center for Coastal and Storm Damage for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New York, New York.

Robert Young

Robert Young is director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines and a coastal geology professor at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

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About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is Science Friday’s SciArts producer. She’s visited Olympic ski jumps and a nuclear reactor, all in the name of science.

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