About CTBS

“Landscape Designs addressing Flood Risk Protection”

Presented by
Anne Loes Nillesen
Founder & Director of Defacto Architecture and Urbanism, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Defacto works on, and connects, different scales that reach from interiors to urban environments and from gardens to regional landscapes. An innovative combination of research and design is a key factor in their work.


“More Storms and Rising Seas: Can We Adapt?”

Presented by
Dale Morris
Senior Economist at the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Washington DC
Morris directs the Dutch Government’s Water Management efforts in the United States, in particular in Louisiana, Florida, California, Virginia and, more recently, New York and New Jersey.

Texas A&M University at Galveston
Mary Moody Northen Student Center Building (3004): Banquet room (125)
Wednesday, October 19, 2016,  3:00 – 5:00 PM
Everyone is welcome        Refreshments

The Center for Texas Beaches and Shores (CTBS) at Texas A&M University at Galveston was established in 1993 by the Texas Legislature to address beach erosion and wetlands loss throughout the state. We seek to become the gateway for research on coastal sustainability and resiliency.

This Center is dedicated to the conservation and protection of the Texas shoreline, bays and waterways through innovative research in cooperation with government and private sector agencies. Our focus is to develop comprehensive, holistic approaches to Texas coastal research and restoration solutions while incorporating natural, economic and political processes.


The Texas Coast is one of the most productive and ecologically distinctive shorelines in the World.  It is dynamically being reshaped by both natural and man-made forces.  The Center for Texas Beaches and Shores aims to gain further understanding and educate the Texans living in this 18-county coastal region.

We have worked to create the Texas Coastal Planning Atlas using detailed geographic information that assists in providing guidance in decision-making, policy, and planning.

Watch a video about the Coastal Atlas

Questions About CTBS?

Dr. Sam Brody: Email- sbrody@tamu.edu

Communication Coordinator Sarah Reinert:
Email- sarah.reinert1016@tamu.edu

For questions about the Center:

Dr. Sam Brody
Ocean and Coastal Studies Building
1001 Texas Clipper Rd
Galveston, TX 77551
Bldg. 3029, Room 366
Phone (409) 740-4939
Fax (409) 740-4429

For media/meeting coordination:

Sarah Reinert
Communication Coordinator
Phone (817) 888-0002

CTBS Partners

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