Role in RISC-KIT: The main tasks of CFR within RISC-KIT will be (i) WP1 leader, establish protocols for data collection by partners and other organizations; (ii) develop a webGIS interface to manage the data that will be made publicly available at the end of the project; (iii) main author, and on lessons learned from well-documented large disasters; (iv) contribute to all WPs and will apply within WP5 the tools developed in the project to the Porto Garibaldi coastline (Italy) as well as the island of Sandwip (Bangladesh); (v) host local workshops, one of the summer schools in Italy and contribute to the other one in Portugal; (vi) organize in association with WMO a consultation workshop for WP1 data collection in the Gulf of Bengal.
Description: Founded in 1993, the Consorzio Futuro in Ricerca (CFR – Consortium for the Future of Research) is a non-profit organisation with public and private participation, aimed at the promotion, development and exploitation of human, scientific, technological and economic resources mainly of the territory of Ferrara.
The mission of CFR is to promote and to manage research, innovation and technology transfer, by offering itself as a decisive and preferential partner for universities, research centres, public institutions and industrial companies in Italy and abroad, besides acting as a link between the generators of know-how, industrial organisations and the working world.
The CFR chiefly operates in the forefront fields of the promotion of the precompetitive research and the technological transfer for industrial application; the EU, ministerial and regional Programmes, and the coordination of all the activities involved in the participation and management of the various types of operation; the organization of scientific events on a national and international scale, the management of post-university Master courses, advanced training courses, and CME (Continuing Medical Education) training courses aimed at doctors and health workers.
Lead person: Prof. Paolo Ciavola
Associate Professor of Coastal Dynamics in the Department of Physics and Earth Sciences of the University of Ferrara.