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Uploaded on Jun 28, 2010
Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology at the University of Houston, deals with how to mitigate damages to structures and pipelines onshore and offshore, and how to protect coastal areas during extreme weather conditions. He discusses the current oil spill situation, the threat of hurricanes and the issues the scientific community is looking at to learn from this event.