FIU has a demonstrated history of success working with government, the private sector and non-government organizations.

Core Collaborations

The Sea Level Solutions Center has built strong ties with the local and regional community. Over the last 5 years, the center has worked hand-in-hand with community leaders and organizers to tackle some of the world's most daunting environmental threats, like sea level rise and climate change. In addressing these issues, the center has fostered important core partnerships across our county, city and state.

  • Resilient305 Collaborative

    The Resilient305 Collaborative is a joint academic-government research partnership among Florida International University (FIU), Miami-Dade College (MDC), University of Miami (UM), and government and non-government organization (NGO) leaders of Greater Miami & the Beaches. The Collaborative began in 2016 as an outcome of the MetroLab Network and was created to work together in support of comprehensive resilience research and learning. Within the universities, the team includes faculty across disciplines of physical, environmental, and social sciences, including public and mental health, information technology, communications, disaster risk management, engineering, architecture, planning, and education. Find out more about the research we are doing with the Resilient305 Collaborative.

  • SE Florida Regional Climate Change Compact

    The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact unites counties in Southeast Florida to articulate a proactive plan for increasing resilience to climate change. SLSC researchers are advisors to the Compact and work with counties to develop science-based plans around exposure data. At the city level, we work with experts from the City of Miami Beach to address sea level rise in the area. This project will inform and transform the city’s outlook for the future, serving as a model for building socio-ecologically resilient systems in vulnerable regions globally.

  • Sea Level Rise Solutions Conferences

    The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Sea Level Rise Solutions Conferences, which focus on building a business case for Sea Level Rise in South Florida and include constructive dialogue on ways to confront the important issue. The conferences focus on solutions, business opportunities and showcase examples of resiliency methods implemented in other geographic regions.

  • City of Miami Beach Partnership

    In 2014, Florida International University and the City of Miami Beach forged a partnership leveraging unique assets within their organizations. The four anchors of this collaboration include Arts, Culture, and History; Florida Coastal Resilience and Adaptation; Youth and Education Development and Transportation. Since the beginning of this partnership many milestones were reached with regards to sea level rise and resiliency. Learn more about the Miami Beach partnership

  • Florida Climate Institute

    We are a member of the Florida Climate Institute, a multi-disciplinary network of national and international research and public organizations, scientists and individuals concerned with developing a better understanding of climate variability and change. Over 200 individual affiliates, including university researchers and representatives from government and industry, have joined FCI. We also work closely with the Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities (USF, FSU and FIU) and the neighboring South Florida universities (e.g., UM, FAU and Nova Southeastern University) as the first-of-its-kind collaborative organized research unit.

    The Florida Climate Institute and FIU partnership allows for both organizations to work together to tackle regional climate challenges. 

    FCI fosters interdisciplinary research, education, and extension to:

    1. Improve our understanding and the impact of climate variability, climate change, and sea level rise on the economy, ecosystems, and human-built systems;
    2. Develop technologies and information for creating opportunities and policies that reduce economic and environmental risks; and
    3. Engage society in research, extension and education programs for enhancing adaptive capacity and responses to associated climatic risks.