The Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is making available an independent scientific body referred to as the Scientific Resolution Panel (SRP) that can be convened when deemed necessary by FEMA or upon a joint agreement between FEMA and a community. SRPs are independent panels of experts organized, administered, and managed by the National Institute of Building Sciences (the Institute). They are established for the purpose of reviewing and resolving conflicting scientific and technical data submitted by a community challenging FEMA's proposed flood elevations.

SRP Expertise

  • Coastal flood hazard analysis
  • Riverine flood hazard analysis
  • Lacustrine flood hazard analysis
  • Alluvial fan engineering
  • Water resource engineering
    • Surface water hydrology
    • Open-channel flow hydraulics
    • Hydrologic engineering
  • Coastal storm and hydraulic engineering
  • Coastal geotechnical engineering
  • Coastal storm generation
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Topographic data – surveys, light detection and ranging, photogrammetric, etc.