Upd:Lecture Prof. Franco Siccardi: 'FAST, FAST, FAST - Modeling Climate Dynamics Impacts - The experience of CIMA Research Foundation'
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will be on
* Friday, June 7th, 2013
* 11 h c.t.
* LRZ lecture hall
CIMA Research Foundation is a private non-profit research organization.
It s committed to promote the scientific research, technological
development and higher education in engineering and environmental
sciences in order to improve civil protection, public health and
preservation of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
CIMA's founding Institutions are the National Civil Protection
Department of Italy, the University of Genoa, and local Authorities.
The mission Foundation has got from the founders is to observe the
Earth relevant processes, to predict the scenarios generated by them,
using science in the service of the protection of citizens and of the
The speech will address first the research needs and the innovative
tools of a modern Civil Protection Agency, in the field of
meteorological and hydrological hazards, in order to efficiently
predict dangerous events. The implications of the climate change on
predicting climatic extremes will be discussed: exchanging the space
dimension with the time dimension in observing and modeling is the main
reason of the DRIHM project and of the EXPRESS-HYDRO project. The
advanced modeling of the weather impacts, as well as the brain
observation and its dynamic modeling, are the two modern science fields
in which field experts are more in need of the support from ICT
Prof. Franco Siccardi is current President of CIMA Research Foundation
* Past Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Genoa
Expert in methods for reducing the effects of natural hazards -
especially flooding - through weather forecasting, observing
networks and satellite sensors.
* Sergey Soloviev Medal of the European Geophysical Society of the
year 2000 for the outstanding scientific contributions in the area
of understanding and mitigation of natural hazards impact. From
1995 to 2001 and from 2006 to present appointed by the Office of
the Prime Minister of Italy as member of the National Committee for
* Presently coordinator of hydrometeo risk section of the committee.
Since 1986 to 2005 leader of the research area on Strategies for
the Mitigation of Natural Hazards Effects of the Italian Research
Group for the Prevention of Hydrogeological Hazards.
* From 2004 to 2011 principal investigator of the Opera Project, the
Italian Space Agency research and demonstration program for the use
of EO data in risk assessment and flood predictions. Since 2011
member of the OCSE expert group on the Global Risk Modeling
initiative. Up to 2007 Chairman of Business Consortium COS (OT)
Technology for the Earth Observation from Space. Since 2007
President of the Research Foundation Centre for Environmental
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