Every year the European Geosciences Union (EGU) grants a limited number of awards to outstanding scientists among its more than 12,500 members. This includes Outstanding Early Career Scientist Awards for students, postdocs, or young scientists within seven years of completion of their PhD degree. This year, CECE Assistant Professor Dr. Thomas Wahl, who is also a core member of the new National Center for Integrated Coastal Research (NCICR), has been selected as the recipient of this prestigious award by the Natural Hazards division. The award honors Dr. Wahl’s continued outstanding contributions to the broad field of coastal hazards, in particular his work on sea level changes, storm surges, and associated socio-economic impacts. Over the last few years, he has also worked at the forefront of assessing and making coastal communities more resilient against combined hazard events, such as simultaneous storm surge and extreme precipitation. Dr. Wahl will receive his prize during the award ceremony at the next EGU General Assembly, which will be held in Vienna, Austria, in April 2018.