PEARL and RISC-KIT side event at WMO Congress, 3 June 2015

During WMO Congress, 25 May -12 June 2015, Geneva, Switzerland, a specific side event will be dedicated to the presentation of PEARL and RISC-KIT projects.

The side event titled “Reducing risk and increasing resilience in coastal areas: PEARL and RISC-KIT projects” will take place on June 3, from 12:45 to 13:45, in CICG, Salle 15.

Arlex Sanchez Torres, member of the PEARL Management Group, and Ap van Dongeren, RISC-KIT Project Coordinator, will introduce the two projects funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration (EU-FP7) under the theme “Coasts at threat in Europe: tsunamis and climate-related risks”. They will show how, although sharing the same overall goal (reducing risk and increasing resilience to low-frequency extreme meteorological events in coastal areas) and a common holistic multidisciplinary approach, PEARL and RISC-KIT apply diverse research methodologies and, consequently, aim at different but mutually complementary results.