We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The second scientific seminar of the Knowledge Centre for Disaster Risk Management: Science for Policy and Operations will take place in Rome, Italy, on 9-10 March 2017 and will gather around hundred inter-disciplinary experts on disaster management, early detection, forecasting, warning and risk assessment of natural and man-made disasters, in both the fields of civil protection and humanitarian aid.
Climate change is expected to increase risks for the transport sector and the infrastructures it relies on. Sea level rise will affect sea ports and their hinterland connections. Changes in weather conditions (temperature, precipitation, wind) and in extreme water levels (sea storm surges, wave climate) could also represent new risks for sea port infrastructures and activities.
The International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) will take place in Davos (Switzerland) from 25 to 29 August 2008.