The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2016
Dr. Trepanier is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University. She received her bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and her master’s and Ph.D. in geography from Florida State University. Dr. Trepanieris work focuses on the quantification of extreme hurricane wind and storm surge risks in coastal locations. This risk estimate provides planners and managers with an understanding of how often the most extreme events will occur in the region, which can help them better prepare structures for the worst-case scenario. Dr. Trepanieris main research focus is on quantifying tropical cyclones, for which she has two different statistical approaches. The first uses extreme value statistics to estimate wind speeds or storm surges to specific locations. The second utilizes a copula model to find the combined probability of joint wind and storm surge occurrence.