Connor Brooks

Coastal Hazards Research Technician

Connor joined GMRI as a Coastal Hazards Research Technician after graduating with a B.Sc. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2023. His work at GMRI centers on understanding present and future climate-driven coastal hazards such as sea level rise and coastal inundation.

At GMRI, Connor is supporting climate vulnerability assessments in four of Maine’s working waterfront communities – building on work he began as an intern in the Climate Center assessing flood hazard at GMRI’s Union Wharf through the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates program. This work will engage local stakeholders and community members to collaboratively develop local climate adaptation and mitigation plans for Maine’s working waterfront. He is also joining an interdisciplinary project that will expand the Northeast’s coastal water level monitoring network and leverage the new data alongside community science observations to build coastal resilience and multi-generational engagement.

Outside of work, Connor enjoys going to the beach, checking out local art galleries and museums, and getting lost in the woods.