The Weather-Related Risk (WRR) Programme covers the domain of risks linked to hydro-meteorological extremes. The Doctoral Programme is run in collaboration with CIMA Research Foundation “International Centre on Environmental Monitoring”, located at the Savona campus of the University of Genoa.
The objective of the Programme is to examine the physics of the processes related to extreme hydro-meteorological events and the impact of climate change on their occurrence rate and on their intensity. Another objective is the investigation of techniques for devising meaningful damage and risk scenarios, and for identifying efficient risk mitigation strategies. The soil/atmosphere specialisation area intends to form experts in the sector of flood, landslide, drought and forest fire risk, while the ocean/atmosphere specialisation area has its main focus on the assessment and mitigation of risk posed by the effects of hurricanes and extra-tropical cyclones, such as wind, rain, and storm surges.
The first edition of the Doctoral Programme is scheduled for the 2013/14 academic year, beginning in September 2013. More information can be found here.