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11 Jul 2017
Coastal Engineering published the first RISC-KIT papers online as part of the Special Edition of the journal. [Read More]
18 May 2017
Sea change: How the Dutch confront the rise of the oceans [Read More]
07 May 2017
Coastal Storms: Processes and Impacts [Read More]
04 May 2017
Research supported by the European Commission continuously highlights that many areas of Eu-rope’s coastline face serious problems. Numerous research projects in the EU alone have been car-ried out on coastal hazard zones investigating storm surges, erosion and others. They have provided data and scenarios, and presented possible strategies to meet these challenges. [Read More]
04 May 2017
Deliverable 6.4 and 6.6 are now available for public consultation. [Read More]
03 May 2017
Further dissemination activities from the CIMA team raise the profile of RISC-KIT in Portugal. [Read More]
02 May 2017
March 21-25 Riederalp, Switzerland. [Read More]
30 Apr 2017
23 -28 April 2017, Vienna, Austria. [Read More]
30 Apr 2017
WATER HAZARDS: HOW FLOODS AND STORMS IMPACT US AND HOW WE IMPACT WATER RESOURCES
Tuesday, 25 April, 09:00–10:00 [Read More]
29 Apr 2017
A new book is published by members of the RISC-KIT Consortium [Read More]
28 Apr 2017
Missed the RISC-KIT Summer Schools? You can still access much of the course content online! [Read More]
27 Apr 2017
RISC-KIT report on upcoming Special Issue publications is released! [Read More]
27 Apr 2017
28-30 March 2017, Telford, UK. [Read More]
26 Apr 2017
Deliverable 4.2 Evaluation of DRR Plans now available! [Read More]
30 Mar 2017
5-7 April 2017, Delft, Netherlands. [Read More]
21 Jan 2017
Part of the DRR Working Group of the UN MGCY Young Scientists Platform on DRR [Read More]
20 Jan 2017
A new Testimonial film is on the way for RISC-KIT... [Read More]
16 Jan 2017
The course ran from 16 to 20 January 2017 at the University of the Algarve, Faro. [Read More]
10 Jan 2017
Severe storms experienced throughout Europe during winter 2016/17. [Read More]
04 Jan 2017
Find out all about the RISC-KIT project through our brand new animated film. [Read More]
06 Dec 2016
20-23 November 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. [Read More]
02 Dec 2016
Read contributions to the FloodRISK 2016 Conference held in Lyon, France, 17-20 October 2016. [Read More]
01 Nov 2016
24 October to 04 November 2016 [Read More]
09 Oct 2016
17 to 21 October 2016, Lyon, France. [Read More]
07 Oct 2016
MCA is the fifth tool in the RISC-KIT toolbox and brings stakeholder feedback into the Decision Support System [Read More]
30 Sep 2016
The RISC-KIT Consortium will come together from 28-30 September. [Read More]
27 Sep 2016
6 September 2016, Bremen, Germany. [Read More]
25 Sep 2016
Congratulations to Iuliia Shustikova on the successful completion of her Masters studies. [Read More]
23 Sep 2016
Entitled: Predicting coastal hazards for sandy coasts with a Bayesian Network, this research is the result of a colaboration between Deltares, TU Delft, and the University of the Algarve. [Read More]
19 Sep 2016
RPS Applied Science Associates - South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA. [Read More]
13 Sep 2016
Students came from all over Europe to learn about improving coastal resilience in coastal areas. [Read More]
12 Jul 2016
CIMA (Centre for Marine and Environmental Research), Universidade do Algarve, has a position available for a postdoctoral researcher on the EU project EVREST. [Read More]
08 Jul 2016
RISC-KIT partner and Case Study Owner for North Norfolk recognised for his academic achievements. [Read More]
01 Jul 2016
Dr. Ap Van Dongeren, RISC-KIT Coordinator, described how RISC-KIT tools can contribute to crisis management in terms of extreme climatic events. [Read More]
21 Jun 2016
Two special "Sprint Sessions" provided hands-on, results-driven training to CSOs in modelling Hazards and Impacts. [Read More]
16 Jun 2016
A special worshop took place between members of the RISC-KIT Consortium and the UK Environment Agency on 10 June 2016 with the aim of promoting the uptake of RISC-KIT tools among End Users. [Read More]
27 May 2016
The report of the meeting held in Brussels, 14 October 2015, is published online. [Read More]
26 May 2016
18-19 May 2016, Turku, Finland [Read More]
30 Apr 2016
RISC-KIT was highlighted during the recent European Geosciences Union General Assembly. [Read More]
28 Apr 2016
New Deadline: 6 May 2016 [Read More]
26 Apr 2016
A lot of hard work was accomplished during the project meeting in Faro, Portugal. [Read More]
15 Apr 2016
Enrollment open until 30th April, 2016 [Read More]
15 Apr 2016
21-22 April, Faro, Portugal [Read More]
29 Mar 2016
Colleagues from the University of the Algarve present RISC-KIT during an event at the Parque Natural de Ria Formosa. [Read More]
29 Mar 2016
Researchers at the University of the Algarve produced the latest research, published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters. [Read More]
28 Mar 2016
Partners from the University of Cambridge have published a new paper in the journal Earth Surface Processes and Landforms [Read More]
28 Mar 2016
RISC-KIT's Paolo Ciavola features on Italian TV Estense Ferrara. [Read More]
15 Mar 2016
Head of UNIDSR calls for greater female involvement in DRR. [Read More]
29 Feb 2016
RISC-KIT's Robert McCall, of Deltares, describes some of the findings of his PhD Thesis, "Processed-based modelling of storm impacts on gravel coasts." at the School of Marine Science and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Plymouth University. [Read More]
26 Feb 2016
RISC-KIT presents at the meeting, 23-25 February 2016. [Read More]
16 Feb 2016
Presentation by Paolo Ciavola at the National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, UK. [Read More]
03 Feb 2016
Entitled, "Can an early-warning system help minimize the impacts of coastal storms? A case study of the 2012 Halloween storm, northern Italy," the article explores forecasting in the Emilia Romagna region, the location of the RISC-KIT Porto Garibaldi-Bellocchio case study site. [Read More]
03 Feb 2016
The first film on End-User Insights has been released. Find out what is the importance of coastal resilience to practitioners from across Europe. [Read More]
22 Jan 2016
On 01 February 2016, enrollment will open for RISC-KIT's first summer school. [Read More]
21 Jan 2016
RISC-KIT Coordinator, Ap van Dongeren, will speak about RISC-KIT and the tools under development at the upcoming ICCE Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 17-22 July 2015. [Read More]
20 Jan 2016
Entitled, "Evaluation of coastal vulnerability to flooding: comparison of two different methodologies adopted by the Emilia-Romagna region (Italy)," the article is the result of a collaboration between a RISC-KIT End User and RISC-KIT researchers. [Read More]
20 Jan 2016
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. [Read More]
14 Jan 2016
RISC-KIT opens a new area to showcase End User events. [Read More]
05 Jan 2016
Congratulations to Laurens Poelhekke on the successful completion of his Masters studies. [Read More]
27 Dec 2015
Dr. Emmanuel Garnier interviewed for the ongoing exhibition at Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris, France. [Read More]
10 Dec 2015
The special evening dedicated to science was organised by Ciência Viva, Algarve, Portugal. [Read More]
02 Dec 2015
Coastal Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) Guidance Document and INDRA Model are now available online. [Read More]
30 Nov 2015
UNIDSR releases a new report on the human cost of weather-related disasters. [Read More]
11 Nov 2015
The 1st Stakeholder's Day for Italian end users took place on 19 October in Bologna, Italy. [Read More]
06 Nov 2015
European Marine Board has published a statement on the importance of ocean research for dealing with climate change. [Read More]
21 Oct 2015
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. [Read More]
21 Oct 2015
The RISC-KIT consortium came together with fifteen End Users and other invited guests, 14 October 2015. [Read More]
21 Oct 2015
RISC-KIT Partners from CFR and UPC Participated in the Italian conference, 1 to 3 October 2015 [Read More]
21 Oct 2015
RISC-KIT partner, Emmanuel Garnier featured on radio “France Culture”, 17 September 2015. [Read More]
10 Oct 2015
Full-text papers from the IAHR conference available to download. [Read More]
30 Sep 2015
A new and improved version of Deliverable 1.3 is now available. [Read More]
17 Sep 2015
Historical data from the USA shows flood risk can increase several-fold in the presence of these two climatological phenomena. [Read More]
31 Aug 2015
RISC-KIT will host a special day for End-Users in Brussels next month, on 14th October 2015. [Read More]
30 Jul 2015
The result of a collaboration between RISC-KIT partner, LIENs-CNRS, together with BGS IT & E (Germany) and the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (UK), was published in Continental Shelf Research. [Read More]
27 Jul 2015
An Italian web area dedicated to RISC-KIT has been developed by the University of Ferrera [Read More]
15 Jul 2015
Deltares, as Coordinator of RISC-KIT, organized a Special Session on "Coasts at Threat in Europe" on June 30th at the IAHR conference in the Hague, Netherlands. [Read More]
14 Jul 2015
RISC-KIT participated in the 8th Biennial ESEH conference in the session "Networks, socio-economic modelling and modern application for environmental history". [Read More]
22 Jun 2015
The 4th General Assembly meeting of RISC-KIT took place between the 17th and 19th of June in Berlin, Germany, with the attendance of the International Expert Board [Read More]
21 Jun 2015
RISC-KIT has developed a webGIS interface to manage the storm impact data collected for the project's Case Study sites that is now ready and available for use. [Read More]
16 Jun 2015
The result of a collaboration between the University of Algarve and Ecologic Institute was published in the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Management. [Read More]
08 Jun 2015
The result of a collaboration between TU Delft, Deltares and Nathaniel Plant from U.S. Geological Survey, member of RISC-KIT's Expert Board, was published in the Journal of Coastal Engineering. [Read More]
04 Jun 2015
RISC-KIT was represented by the project coordinator, Ap van Dongeren in the 17th Session of the WMO Congress, in a side event co-organised with PEARL project [Read More]
03 Jun 2015
Deliverable 2.1 "Coastal Hazard Assessment Module" is now ready and available. Three main hazard types have been included: coastal‐flooding, coastal‐erosion and flash floods. [Read More]
29 May 2015
RISC-KIT's Review report of key challenges and lessons learned from historical extreme hydro-meteorological events is now ready and provides and available to download from our website. [Read More]
27 May 2015
RISC-KIT's deliverable 4.1 Potential prevention, mitigation and preparedness measures, for the 11 case study sites of the project is now ready and available to download, providing an excellent overview of the RISC-KIT's future contribution, in these areas and in all European coasts. [Read More]
23 May 2015
Ap van Dongeren, RISC-KIT's coordinator, will organise a special session on Coastal Threats in Europe at the IAHR conference in The Hague, on June 30th 2015. The session will be a joint effort of the projects PEARL, ASTARTE, RISES-AM and RISCKIT. [Read More]
18 May 2015
RISC-KIT supported and was represented at the event “Stormy Geomorphology 2015: Geomorphic contributions in an age of extremes”, organised by the British Society for Geomorphology, in May 11th 2015, in London, UK [Read More]
15 May 2015
RISC-KIT participated to the 2nd ECCA Conference by co-organising and chairing two sessions regarding increased coastal resilience. In the framework of the conference Ap van Dongeren and Grit Martinez gave three presentations on related subjects. [Read More]
30 Apr 2015
Under the title "Southern North Sea storm surge event of 5 December 2013: Water levels, waves and coastal impacts" the Cambridge Coastal Research Unit in collaboration with the Department of Geography of the London University provided a comprehensive analysis of the event with the highest still water levels on record at several tide gauges on the UK east coast. [Read More]
29 Apr 2015
Deliverable 3.2, entitled "Updated Physical models" represents the work done on the improvement of the formulation of physical processes in three well-known models [Read More]
13 Apr 2015
RISC-KIT's 4th General Assembly Meeting will be held between the 17th and 19th of June in Berlin, Germany [Read More]
13 Apr 2015
Find the new RISC-KIT "Bayesian Decision Support System" deliverable along with supporting material and apply it to your site to predict impacts resulting from coastal multi-hazards! [Read More]
13 Apr 2015
RISC-KIT's "Coastal Vulnerability Indicator Library" is now now ready and available to download! [Read More]
09 Apr 2015
European Maritime Day 2015 will be organised in Athens Greece between the 28th and 29th of May. RISC-KIT will give presence to policy event through EurOcean. [Read More]
24 Mar 2015
Goals for the significant decrease of the disastrous impacts of extreme natural hazards around the world were set in Sendai Japan, at the Third UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction. [Read More]
24 Mar 2015
Óscar Ferreira gave the presentation “RISC-KIT: Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts – toolKIT” as part of the Series of Lectures of Excellence of CEI-MAR (Campus de Excelencia Internacional del Mar) [Read More]
23 Mar 2015
RISC-KIT gave presence to the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR). [Read More]
20 Mar 2015
New research suggests flood management could be improved by including socio-demographic information in the assessment of flood risk. The research combined traditional flood risk assessment with information on the ‘social vulnerability’ of people living in flood risk areas. The proposed methodology was applied to Rotterdam, NL. [Read More]
12 Mar 2015
FP7-projects RISC-KIT and BASE case studies supporting German and U.S. studies [Read More]
10 Mar 2015
European Commission published a communication to the European Parliament and the Councile under the title "The Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive - Actions towards the 'good status' of EU water and to reduce flood risks" [Read More]
05 Mar 2015
Enrico Duo, member of RISC-KIT's consortium through CFR, participated to the workshop, held in Deltares, Delft, between the 20th and 21st of January and provided a short overview. [Read More]
01 Mar 2015
ENHANCE project aims to developing and analysing new ways to enhance society’s resilience to catastrophic natural hazard impacts. This time they did so through their new video! [Read More]
23 Feb 2015
The summary report of the Informative event organised in Sandwip, Bangladesh in the late December 2014, regarding Ocean Literacy and RISC-KIT is now available. [Read More]
22 Jan 2015
CORDIS, the Community Research and Development Information Service of EC published an article regarding RISC-KIT's Policy Brief as well as the aims and goals of the project [Read More]
09 Jan 2015
Two-pages versions of the common RISC-KIT and PEARL Policy Brief are now available in 9 languages (BG, FR, SP, SW, NE, DE, PT, IT, EN) in an effort to carry our message to a broad range of stakeholders and policy makers. [Read More]
09 Jan 2015
International Marine Dredging Consultants (IMDC), based in Antwerp, Belgium, are offering a position for an Engineer with Nautical Studies [Read More]
08 Jan 2015
Under the title "Opportunities and constraints for managed retreat on exposed sandy shores: Examples from Emilia-Romagna, Italy" this new paper is providing an evaluation of the managed retreat alternative on a coast where sandy beaches have recreational value, taking under account societal concerns. [Read More]
11 Nov 2014
Read the Policy Brief developed through the collaboration of projects RISC-KIT and PEARL and released in October 2014 [Read More]
10 Nov 2014
Between the 4th and the 7th of November 2014, RISC-KIT's consortium met in Bologna, Italy to discuss the project's progress until now and the future steps to in order to achieve the project's goals. [Read More]
31 Oct 2014
RISC-KIT's Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) freeware, accompanied by supporting material, is now available to download! [Read More]
30 Oct 2014
IO-BAS represented RISC-KIT at the 1st BECS Workshop held in Busan, South Korea [Read More]
13 Oct 2014
The 3rd ICZM Symposium will be held in Antalya, Turkey, between the 13th and 18th of October 2014. RISC-KIT is being represented to the International Symposium through two presentations of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). [Read More]
10 Oct 2014
The Forte dei Marmi International Forum took place in Tuscany Italy between the 25th and 27th of September 2014, tackling issues of great importance to the coastal environment. [Read More]
03 Oct 2014
The last RISC-KIT Internal Workshop took place between 29 of September and 3 of October, in Deltares, the Netherlands. [Read More]
26 Sep 2014
European Commission published an attributing article and a press release on project MICORE, RISC-KIT's "ancestor" in the scientific effort to increase coastal resilience against flooding. [Read More]
25 Sep 2014
Recent research in Germany revealed that 3 different strategies are being pursued across the country’s 16 federal states regarding the stakeholders involvement in the implementation of EU Flood directive. [Read More]
23 Sep 2014
RISC-KIT was represented to the 6th International Conference on Flood Management by Middlesex University, through a paper about the development of vulnerability indicators for European coastal zones. [Read More]
19 Sep 2014
RISC-KIT published a new article in FloodList, aiming to broaden its outreach regarding the increase of resilience on coastal flooding, by interacting with a global information platform, specialized in similar events and their impacts. [Read More]
15 Sep 2014
The 3rd General Assembly Meeting of the FP7 European project RISC-KIT will be held in Bologna, Italy between 4 and 7 of November 2014 and will gather representatives of the project's consortium as well as members of the End-Users' Board of the project. [Read More]
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