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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Acronym: UPC

Country: Spain

Role in RISC-KIT: The main tasks of UPC within RISC-KIT will be (i) co-leading WP2 and being the main responsible for developing Coastal Hazard Assessment Module; (ii) gathering information on data and historic events WP1; (iii) implementation of coastal and Flash-flood EWS at the Tordera site WP5; (iv) Flash-flood and coastal storm induced risk integration in the Tordera site; (v) organisation of consultation meetings with end-users and stakeholders at the Tordera site WP1 WP4 WP5.

Webpage: http://www.upc.edu/

Description: The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research, specialised in the fields ofengineering, architecture and science.

In a highly creative context, the UPC's research, teaching and management projects are based on the principles of freedom, justice, democracy, solidarity, cooperation, sustainability, efficiency, transparency and social responsibility. They also reflect the University's commitment to the environment and to change.

With a focus on intellectual rigor, critical thinking, a transversal approach to knowledge, educational innovation and entrepreneurship, the UPC produces competent professionals with the skills they need to tackle present and future challenges.

The activity that goes on at UPC campuses and schools has made the University a benchmark institution. The University harnesses the potential of basic and applied research, and transfers technology and knowledge to society. These actions make the UPC in partnership with the productive fabric an agent and driver of economic and social change.

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTech puts its scientific and technological infrastructure at the service of research groups and centres, researchers and students, professionals, companies and institutions.

As a leading member of international networks of excellence, the UPC has a privileged relationship with global scientific and educational organisations. As a result, the University is at an advantage when it comes to attracting international talent.

 

Lead person: José A. Jiménez

Full Professor and Head of the Morphodynamics and ICZM Area of LIM/UPC.

E-mail: jose.jimenez(at)upc.edu

 

 

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