Robert Kopp is Director of the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences and a Professor in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University. He also serves as co-director of Rutgers’ Coastal Climate Risk & Resilience (C2R2) initiative, which trains graduate students to work together across disciplines and with stakeholders to address coastal resilience challenges, and as a director of the Climate Impact Lab, a multi-institutional collaboration applying climate modeling, econometrics, and Big Data approaches to assess the economic risks of climate change.
Professor Kopp's research focuses on past and future sea-level change, on the interactions between physical climate change and the economy, and on the use of climate risk information in decision making. He is a lead author of Economic Risks of Climate Change: An American Prospectus, the Fourth National Climate Assessment, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report.
Professor Kopp is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a recipient of the American Geophysical Union’s James B. Macelwane and William Gilbert Medals and the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)’s Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal.