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RISC-KIT heading to the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting
RISC-KIT researchers will feature during a special session on Coasts in Crisis: Sea Level Rise and Inundation and the Drivers for Adaptation III in New Orleans, 21-26 February, 2016.
RISC-KIT coordinator, Ap van Dongeren, Deltares, Netherlands, together with WP2 leader, Christophe Viavattene, Middlesex University, UK, will present the RISC-KIT project and the tools that are currently under development.
The RISC-KIT presentations will be part of a special session on Coasts in Crisis: Sea Level Rise and Inundation and the Drivers for Adaptation III, chaired by Dr. Charles Lemkert, a member of the RISC-KIT International Expert Board.
Dr. van Dongeren will introduce the RISC-KIT project, giving an overview of the products and results being developed. These will include tools for determining the location of risk "hotspots", areas that are particularly vulnerable to multi-hazard threats. For these hotspot areas, high-resolution Early Warning and Decision Support tools are being developed with which it is possible to compute in detail the effectiveness of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) measures in storm event scenarios. Promising DRR measures and experiences will contribute to a web-based Management Guide, and a Coastal Risk Database.
Dr. Viavattene will present the Coastal Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) tool to identify risk "hotspots" at a regional scale. The tool will be applied to three European Case Studies: the Flemish highly protected low-lying coastal plain with important urbanization and harbors, a Portuguese coastal lagoon protected by a multi-inlet barrier system, the highly urbanized Catalonian coast with touristic activities at threat.
To read the abstract for the presentations, please follow the links below:
RISC-KIT will feature during the session, Coasts in Crisis: Sea Level Rise and Inundation and the Drivers for Adaptation III:
EC34B-1179: A Coastal Risk Assessment Framework Tool to Identify Hotspots at the Regional Scale.
The full conference programme can be consulted here.
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