On October 14, 2016, the SSPEED Center hosted a meeting, "A System of Systems Approach to Building Resilience to Surge and Nuisance
Flooding under Present and Future Conditions." The meeting included a special presentation from Louisiana State University's Scott Hagen. Other attendees included representatives from the SSPEED Center at Rice University, the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University at Galveston.
The meeting's topics included Integrative research meeting between LSU Center for Coastal Resiliency, SSPEED Center, and the NSF-PIRE Coastal Flood Risk Reduction Program, discussions with the National Science Foundation's PIRE group within SSPEED and other notable faculty members within Civil and Environmental Engineering.