Brad is a coastal geologist and coastal management specialist with the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program and the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center (PI-CASC). Brad’s role as Hawaiʻi Sea Grant extension faculty is to provide bridges between university, communities, and government toward the complimentary goals of protecting coastal environments and reducing natural hazards and climate risks for coastal communities. He works closely with the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources and interfaces with other federal, state, and county government agencies and the public on collaborative projects to support resource management, planning, and decision-making based on the latest and best-available coastal and climate science, including follow-on work and guidance related to the 2017 Hawaii Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report.
As deputy director for the PI-CASC consortium he works with the U.S. Geological Survey and university researches to provide the best available science on climate change and landscape-scale stressors to natural resource managers throughout Hawaiʻi and the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands. Brad completed his PhD in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2013 and has published research articles on coastal geology, beach processes, shoreline change, and sea level rise impacts in Hawaiʻi.