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RETURN - Spoke VS4 - multi-Risk sciEnce for resilienT commUnities undeR a changiNg climate (RETURN) - Spoke VS4

36 months (2025)
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PNRR – Mission 4
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This spoke will explore and develop integrated approaches to assess multiscale environmental degradation, and provide new technologies, protocols, modeling frameworks for quantitative assessing, simulation, and management of the cumulative multiscale hazard related to multiple sources of impact on terrestrial, coastal and marine environments, including pollution and environmental threats, and also considering climate change scenarios. The activities include uncertainty quantification in modeling, advanced solutions for mitigation and remediation and proof of concepts to show the merits and potential of the proposed activities. The spoke will deliver integrated approaches to monitor, forecast, prevent, adapt, mitigate and remediate environmental degradation with respect to pollution, wildfires and land degradation processes in both current state and climate change scenarios for terrestrial, coastal and marine environments. This will include: enhancing modeling framework for reducing uncertainty in assessing impact of contaminant and contaminants mixture; novel approaches (including remote observations) to better monitor environmental land and sea degradation; modeling and assessment of multi-risks related to pollution and environmental threats, including climate change; identify and develop novel strategies to quantify the impact of contaminants with particular reference to mitigation and remediation techniques, with special focus on selected representative case studies/ demonstrators.



ERC sectors

PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment
PE10_1 - Atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric composition, air pollution
PE10_17 - Hydrology, water and soil pollution
PE4_18 - Environment chemistry

Sustainable Development Goals

Obiettivo 6. Garantire a tutti la disponibilità e la gestione sostenibile dell’acqua e delle strutture igienico-sanitarie|Obiettivo 9. Costruire un'infrastruttura resiliente e promuovere l'innovazione ed una industrializzazione equa, responsabile e sostenibile|Obiettivo 12. Garantire modelli sostenibili di produzione e di consumo|Obiettivo 13. Promuovere azioni, a tutti i livelli, per combattere il cambiamento climatico*


Total cost: € 15,800,000.00
Total contribution: € 15,800,000.00
PoliTo total cost: € 769,578.57
PoliTo contribution: € 769,578.57