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RISC-KIT 5th General Assembly meeting in Brussels, Belgium

The 5th RISC-KIT General Assembly took place in Brussels from 15 to 16 October 2015, with participation by the International Expert Board and a special guest from the EC’s Joint Research Centre.

 

 

The RISC-KIT Consortium gathered in Brussels last week to discuss progress and upcoming elements in the RISC-KIT trajectory.

 

The first day of the meeting saw presentations from Case Study Owners on the application of the RISC-KIT tools for the Case Study sites: Ria Formosa, Zeebrugge, Tordera Delta, La Faute sur Mer, Bocca di Magra, Kiel, Porto Garibaldi, Varna, Kristianstad, and Norfolk.

 

Additional presentations included an Introduction to CRAF phase 2, the Integration of DRR measures and a presentation and discussion session on MCA (multicriteria analysis) and SSM (soft systems method).

A special guest presentation, “LISCoAst – Large scale Integrated Sea-Level and Coastal Assessment Tool,” was given by Dr. Michalis Vousdoukas of the EC’s Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy.

 

The second day saw an in-depth discussion of the RISC-KIT Web-based Management Guide, its aims, focus and content. A further discussion focused on the upcoming Dissemination activities, including options for special issues of scientific journals as well as RISC-KIT Summer Schools, all of which are planned for 2016.

 

Members of the International Expert Board, Prof. Denise Reed from the University of New Orleans, U.S.A., Dr. Michael Paolisso from the University of Maryland, U.S.A., Professor Charles Lemckert from Griffith University, Australia, and Dr. Jay Veeramony from the Naval Research Lab, U.S. Navy, took part in the meeting, offering their insights on advances made in the project so far, and offering advice for dealing with current and future challenges.

 

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