About Us

Our Mission

The Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center was created by the Florida Legislature in 2007. Housed within the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Legal Studies in the College of Business at Florida State University, the center supports the state's ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from catastrophic storms.


Specifically, the center: 

  • Coordinates and disseminates research efforts that are expected to have an immediate impact on policy and practices related to catastrophic storm preparedness 
  • Coordinates and disseminates information related to catastrophic storm risk management, including but not limited to research and information that benefits businesses, consumers and public policymakers 
  • Facilitates Florida's preparedness and responsiveness to catastrophic storms and collaborates with other public and private institutions 
  • Creates and promotes studies that enhance the educational options available to risk management and insurance students 
  • Publishes and disseminates findings primarily related to risk management 
  • Organizes and sponsors conferences, symposia and workshops to educate consumers and policymakers
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