Today we were blessed to meet with two of the University of Puerto Rico's finest professors; Carmen Concepcion & Maritza Barreto. Both meetings gave tremendous insight regarding Puerto Rico's planning process in regards to disaster response and recovery. The meeting also fostered a chance to discuss and share information on the similarities between beach profile monitoring projects underway at both universities. The interactions of today informed us on critical success stories at the local community level by municipality mayors. Stories that we heard today are fundamental to what this PRacticum wants to accomplish. Through feedback in both Hawaii and Puerto Rico success stories are something we want to highlight as deliverables in efforts to promote duplication success in areas with similar context.