Role in RISC-KIT: The main tasks of CIMA within RISC-KIT will be (i) representing the Italian stakeholders such as the Italian Civil Protection Department (DPC) and the Liguria Region Centro Funzionale (Regional Environmental Agency - ARPAL); (ii) provide help in exploring the inter-operability issue of DRR tools developed within the project with the operational systems used by DPC and ARPAL; (iii) provide help in setting up CRAF for a portion of the Ligurian east coast and an EWS for the Bocca di Magra site.
The CIMA research foundation is a non-profit research organization committed to the promotion and support of scientific research, technological development and training within the fields of Civil Protection, Disaster Risk Reduction and Biodiversity.
Founded in 2007 as the outgrowth of the pre-existing Inter-University Centre for Research in Environmental Monitoring, CIMA Research Foundation is founded by the Italian Civil Protection Department, the University of Genoa,the Regione Liguria (Government of Liguria Region), and the Provincia di Savona (Administration of Savona Province).
Research at the CIMA Foundation is distinguished by a strong interest and emphasis on several multidisciplinary research topics. The Foundation researchers have a long record in defining procedures and models in order to assess flood risk in the territory. This expertise grew exploiting the direct contact with institutions operating on the territory and has been always characterized by the use of the state-of-the-art technologies in order to improve the detail of flood hazard mapping as well as of flood vulnerability assessment. Specific GIS and WEB-GIS tools have been developed in order to make the best of the available information on the territory and they represent an added value in all the projects developed in this research area.
Lead person: Nicola Rebora
Project leader at CIMA Research Foundation. Specifically he mainly works on stochastic modelling of precipitation, rainfall downscaling, design of methodologies and forecasting chain for flash flood prediction and radar meteorology.