PDEC SEMINARS – Early warning systems for coastal risks assessment: examples from Portugal

We have the pleasure of inviting you to attend Early warning systems for coastal risks assessment: examples from Portugal, by Professor Óscar Ferreira, Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Algarve, on November 21 at 2:30 p.m. (Lisbon Time).

Link Zoom:  https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/99467475489  (»»ONLINE Seminar««)

Please find attached the Short CV by Professor Óscar Ferreira; Óscar Ferreira (1F1C-DF44-94C9) | CIÊNCIAVITAE (cienciavitae.pt)

Abstract of the presentation:

Storms are responsible for large impacts on coastal areas leading to loss of lives, substantial damage to properties and consequent economic losses. Several mitigation and adaptation strategies have been developed to minimize risks associated with storms in coastal areas and early warning systems are one of those strategies. However, warning systems devoted to alerting about risks triggered by storms are not widely implemented yet. It is presented the development of an early warning system for risks induced by wave overtopping and dune/beach erosion, for three locations in Portugal (Costa da Caparica, Praia de Faro and Quarteira). The system uses a model chain (SWAN and XBeach) to generate a risk dataset with runs previously executed for all considered initial conditions. Data are incorporated in a Bayesian Network that, after development and training, is used to predict the risks quasi-instantaneously. The system is running daily and disseminates alerts to decision-makers.

For more information: sec-phd@civil.uminho.pt

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