Furlan Elisa

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

Elisa Furlan is a Ph.D. student in Environmental Sciences at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.Her research focuses on the development and application of multi-risk methodologies for the evaluation of the interactions and possible cumulative effects among different climate-driven in combination with local/global anthropogenic factors in marine and coastal areas. She completed with excellence her M.Sc. degree in Environmental planning, within the Joint European Master Degree in ‘Planning and policies for city, environment and landscape’ at the University of Architecture of Venice and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Prior to her master’s degree, Elisa obtained a bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, focusing her research interest on the integration of GIS and Remote sensing methodologies for the assessment and management of environmental issues. As GIS analyst and environmental planner she collaborated from 2003 to 2012 with the Venice Water Authority taking part to several regional projects focused on environmental monitoring and protection.


  • Cumulative Impact Index for the Adriatic Sea: Accounting for interactions among climate and anthropogenic pressures
  • Climate risk index for Italy
  • Climate risk index for Italy
  • Egypt's coastal vulnerability to sea level rise and storm surge
  • Spatially explicit risk approach for multi-hazard assessment and management in marine environment: The case study of the Adriatic Sea
  • Tools and methods to support adaptive policy making in marine areas: Review and implementation of the Adaptive Marine Policy Toolbox
  • The Adaptive Marine Policy (AMP) toolbox: Supporting policy-makers developing adaptive policies in the Mediterranean and Black Sea
  • DESYCO: A decision support system for the regional risk assessment of climate change impacts in coastal zones

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