Torresan Silvia

Edificio Porta dell'Innovazione - Piano 2 - via della Libertà 12 - 30175 Venezia Marghera (VE), Italy

Silvia Torresan, 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. Since 2015 she is co-director of the Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies Division (RAAS) based at CMCC@Ca’Foscari, where she supports the organization and management of the RAAS Division, and coordinates multidisciplinary research groups working on environmental and multi-hazard risk assessment. She has been task, WP leader or scientific responsible of several national and international projects (e.g., TRITON, SAVEMEDCOAST 1 and 2, CLIM-RUN, TRUST). She is an expert of the EEA’s European Topic Centre on Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation for topics related to climate hazard indicators and ecosystem based approaches for climate adaptation and DRR (ETC-CCA 2019-2021). 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 fund raising and the preparation of scientific and technical project proposals. She is author/co-author of more than 35 peer-reviewed publications in volumes and scientific journals, with Scopus H-index: 16, and G-Scholar H-index: 19, respectively.

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