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    Date: 12 - 16 Sep 2016
    Country: Italy
    City/State: Ferrara

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RISC-KIT Summer School on Disaster Risk Reduction in Coastal Areas


Type: Training Course Date: 12 - 16 Sep 2016 Location: Italy (Ferrara) Venue: Università Degli Studi di Ferrara


Learn from and work with experts on how to assess coastal risk, identify coastal hotspots and find applicable Disaster Risk Reduction solutions.

The course is open to PhD students who have completed their first year of study and early-career researchers, particularly those with transdisciplinary interests. Priority will be given to candidates based in Europe.

The course will have practical and theoretical components including a field trip to Porto Garibaldi-Bellocchio on the Italian Adriatic coast.

The course will be given by experts in coastal engineering, coastal management and social sciences, including:

  • Dr. Christophe Viavettene, FRHC, Middlesex University, UK;
  • Dr. Grit Martinez, Ecologic Institute, Germany;
  • Dr. Paolo Ciavola, University of Ferrara, Italy;
  • Dr. Ap van Dongeren, Deltares, Netherlands.

Course outline:

Day 1:

Introduction to the RISC-KIT toolbox Coastal Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) Phase I - Identifying hotspots along a coastline.

Day 2:

CRAF Phase II - Deepening our knowledge of hotspots on a smaller regional scale.

Day 3:

Introduction for the RISC-KIT Web-based Managment Guide.

Day 4:

Visit to Porto Garibaldi-Bellocchio on the Italian Adriatic coast.

Day 5:

Applying RISC-KIT tools to assess coastal flood impacts, vulnerability and resilience of the Porto Garibaldi-Bellocchio field site. *The provisional programme is liable to change. The final course programme will be available in April 2016.

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