Silvia Torresan is member of the work package WP5 addressing the multi-risk analysis and socio-economic assessment of Sea Level Rise.
She has a master of Science in Environmental Sciences (2007) and PhD in Science and Management of Climate Change at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (2012), her research activity focuses on the development and application of integrated tools and methodologies (e.g. composite indices, Decision Support Systems, complex system analytic approaches) for the assessment of environmental impacts and risks related to climate change and natural hazards. Her doctoral and post-doctoral research was focused on the spatial-temporal analysis of climate change impacts, vulnerability and risk in coastal-marine areas, flood-prone river basins and freshwaters. She is now co-director of the Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies Division (RAAS) based at CMCC@Ca’Foscari, where she supports the coordination of a multidisciplinary research group working on multi-hazard risk assessment. She has been task or WP leader, as well as responsible of scientific reporting, within several national and international projects (e.g., TRITON, SAVEMEDCOAST, CLIM-RUN, TRUST, LODE, ADRIACLIM, MACOBIOS). Next to this, she was Division Manager at CMCC (supporting the administrative management of research projects and programs, from 2014 to 2016) and is actively involved in the preparation of scientific and technical project proposals. She is author/co-author of more than 30 peer-reviewed publications in volumes and scientific journals, with Web of Science H-index: 12, and G-Scholar H-index: 14, respectively.
Elisa Furlan is member of the work package WP5 addressing the multi-risk analysis and socio-economic assessment of Sea Level Rise.
She has a a Ph.D. in Environmental Science at the University Ca’ Foscari Venice and is Junior Scientist in climate risk, impact and vulnerability assessment at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change. Her research focuses on the development and application of multidisciplinary risk assessment methodologies for the evaluation of the interactions, and possible cumulative effects, among different climate-driven in combination with local/global anthropogenic factors affecting coastal and marine areas. She has been involved in several European projects (TRITON, SAVEMEDCOASTS, PERSEUS, OrientGate, CLIMRUN, PEGASO, MACOBIOS, LODE, ADRIACLIM) contributing to the design and application of risk- based approaches for the assessment of potential impacts arising from future climate change scenarios and management measures. With a joint M.Sc. degree in Environmental planning and policies with the University of Architecture of Venice (IUAV) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), she has more than 15 years of experience in the development and implementation of Geographic Information System (GIS), integrating multi-criteria decision analysis methodologies (MCDA) for the assessment and management of environmental issues, as well as the design and selection of planning options and adaptation strategies.