Cross sector climate services through collaboration between the insurance sector, academia and research

Meet the Partners

Aix Marseille

Aix-Marseille University was officially opened on January 1, 2012, replacing the University of Provence, University of the Mediterranean and Paul Cézanne University. All the academic fields that may be studied in France are represented at Aix-Marseille University, which has five major divisions, structured into 19 faculties, schools, and institutes. Aix-Marseille University has nearly 74,000 students including 10,000 international students, 7,680 faculty and staff members, 12 doctoral schools and nearly 3,650 PhD students. Aix-Marseille University is home to 132 research facilities –118 research units and 14 federative research structures –linked to France’s biggest research institutions (CNRS, INSERM, IRD, INRA, CEA).

Today, as well as being one of the youngest universities in France, it is also the largest in terms of its student body, its faculty and staff, and its budget in the whole of the French-speaking world. These factors combine with the remarkable results already achieved in teaching and research to make Aix-Marseille University a top class higher education and research institution. In the latest International Shanghai rankings, published in August 2016, Aix-Marseille University is positioned among the top 150 universities in the world in the 112th place (+21 places) and in 5th place (+1 place) among the French universities.

One laboratory of AMU will be directly involved in the project: IUSTI: IUSTI is a joint research unit between the CNRS and Aix-Marseille Université. It was founded in 1985 and has a staff of about 160 persons.The research work carried out in the laboratory is aimed at an overall understanding of phenomena on several scientific problems related to the physics of transfers, compressible and reactive flows, shock waves, combustion, rheology and granular fluid environments.


Aria

ARIA Technologies is a French SME focused on atmospheric environment modelling. ARIA Technologies skills are applied in several domains such as industrial impact, risk assessment, renewable energies, or air quality. ARIA Technologies can assess the impact of urban projects on air quality, providing information on air quality in the region and assisting local authorities with urban and transportation planning. Air pollution modelling can demonstrate the impact of possible measures to improve air quality by reducing emissions.ARIA Technologies develops atmospheric modelling to fight against climate changes. It supports corporations and public institutions in their strategy for adaptation to the effects of climate change and for reducing their climate footprint (mitigation). 

ARIA Technologies offers tools for monitoring at various moments during the setup of concrete measures: diagnosis tool, tool for simulation of scenarios of effects of these measures, continuous monitoring of the efficiency of measures put in place.

The expertise of ARIA Technologies relies on the complementarity of two strategies: the design and development of simulation software systems and the visualization of results on one hand, the conducting of studies and expertise services on the other hand. The activities relating to mitigation and adaptation to climate change have been developed since 2010 particularly, when ARIA Technologies joined the Climate-KIC at its foundation. They have been undertaken in response to the urgent need to take action in this regard. However, several activities are still in the demonstration stage and therefore pose scientific challenges, hence the strong connection of ARIA Technologies with the main Academics working in this area whether European (PIK, LSCE, ICL,TNO,.) or non European (NCAR) . Our team uses or sets up customized tools to tackle various problems faced by different stakeholders in their fight against climate change as well as for participating in the overall research effort to improve the understanding of climate change impacts


BetterPoints

BetterPoints Limited was founded in 2010 and is a UK SME organization focused on the delivery of new technology based programmes and services in the area of societal behavioural change in the areas of sustainability and health and well being.  BetterPoints delivers a wide number of ongoing behavioural change programmes in concert with public transport systems and local governments in the UK and the EU, utilizing proprietary evidence-led software platforms.BetterPoints has been a Climate KIC member since 2014 and a founding member of the Oasis+ consortium in 2015 and it is in this guise that BetterPoints has been responsible for the design and development of the existing Oasis Hub eMarket platform. At present, BetterPoints has a staff in the UK of 11 FT/PT staff plus 2 full time staff dedicated to the Oasis Hub operation and a full time software programming staff of a further 8 software developers based in Kiev.


Charité

Research institution Charité is the largest university hospitals in Europe. All of our clinical care, research and teaching is delivered by physicians and researchers of the highest international standard. Charité proudly lays claim to more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine, including Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Paul Ehrlich. Charité is internationally renowned for its excellence in teaching and training. Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin represents a single medical faculty, which serves both Humboldt Universtität zu Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin.Charité extends over four campuses and has close to 100 different Departments and Institutes, which make up a total of 17 different CharitéCentres.Having marked its 300-year anniversary in 2010, Charité is now one of the largest employers in Berlin, employing 13,200 staff (or 16,850 if including its subsidiaries), and with a total annual turnover of €1.6 billion.

As a research and teaching university, Charité is a driver of innovation and is guided by a deep sense of responsibility. Many pioneering developments originally started their journey at Charité. Producing innovations that will be used in the prevention and treatment of diseases is the aim of all of our research efforts. It has more than 3,700 researchers involved in over 1,000 projects, working groups and collaborative partnerships work towards every single day. At the forefront of all these efforts is an interdisciplinary approach to translating basic research findings in experimental molecular biology for application in patient-centred clinical practice.Many of the different research groups at Charité are committed to interdisciplinary cooperation, producing national as well as international collaborations. Harnessing the potential of this approach will be of particular importance in the future, as most of the significant scientific developments are likely to come from interdisciplinary cooperations.

Charité is now focusing its efforts on the following six main research areas: neuroscience, oncology, regenerative therapies, cardiology, immunology, and genetics. We are committed to ensuring that these research foci, as well as all other research areas, will continue to produce research of the highest standard. Our work receives a great deal of recognition on both the national and international stage, yet we are also very much committed to serving the people of Berlin. Charité is very much the heart of Berlin-based health care research as well as its driving force. We are now joining forces with the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) to deliver the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), a joint research enterprise whose systems medicine approach is unique in Germany


City University Hong Kong

Welcome to City University of Hong Kong (CityU). We are a dynamic university uniquely located right at the heart of Asia's World City where East meets West. Our goals are to pursue excellence, promote innovation and nurture creativity for our society and the world. Our vision is to be a leading university for professional education in Asia, committed to the cross-fertilisation and mutual enrichment of different cultures and intellectual traditions for human betterment.

Established as a University in 1994, CityU now has four Colleges and three Schools: College of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, School of Creative Media, School of Energy and Environment and School of Law. College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences has launched Hong Kong’s first-ever Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine programme which will commence in the 2017–18 academic year, in partnership with Cornell University, the top-ranked veterinary school in the world. Our curricula are designed to promote knowledge creation, original discoveries and innovative thinking by integrating learning and research at all levels of our professional education.


DTU

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) was founded by H.C. Ørstedin 1829 and is recognized internationally as one of Europe's leading universities in the areas of technical and natural sciences. DTU currently has a staff of nearly 6000 people spanning 19 research institutes, one national laboratory and 8 additional research units; it is renowned for its business-oriented approach and emphasis on sustainability. Thus, in 2014 DTU registered 82 patents, 152 inventions, carried out 1249 projects with industry partners and created 51 spin-off companies. DTU also hosts the Nordic Climate-KIC Co-Location Centre, which promotes innovative and imaginative climate solutions via a dynamic alliance of Nordic partners drawn from academia, industry and the public sector.

DTU researchers from the natural, technical and social sciences work closely together with leading international research teams to understand the social, environmental and economic impacts of climate change, innovate solutions and strategies for adaptation and mitigation within the perspectives of sustainable and technological development, and to provide research-based consultancy to public and private organizations. At the Systems Analysis Division, research and innovation activities specifically focus on improving the integration of economic approaches with detailed physical and statistical assessment models within a systemic framework. The team has extensive expertise in carrying out integrated climate risk and adaptation studies for cities, where climate information and impact models (e.g. urban flood models) are linked to socio-economic and geographic data sources and in developing tools for economic and adaptation cost assessments. 

DTU plays an active role in global and European networks and projects, including activities such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), where researchers have contributed to the last three assessment reports in roles as either lead or coordinating lead authors. DTU enjoys strategic alliances with other leading Nordic (Nordic Five Tech) and European technical universities (EuroTech) and is connected to more than 200 universities across the globe, e.g. through international educational exchange programmes. Furthermore, Finally, DTU is a founding member of the European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA) and co-leads the ECRAcollaborative programme on High Impact Events and Climate Change. 


ForestRe

ForestRe is a licensed intermediary registered with the FCA to dealing with forestry insurance. Its Managing Director Philip Cottle, has been assessing and pricing forest natural hazard risk since 1994 for worldwide forestry. The company is also able to provide detailed guidance on insurance structuring of forest assets globally from natural forest to plantations and industrial tree crops (oil palm, rubber, Aquilaria). ForestRe also participates in a number of research projects as team members for clients such as the European Space Agency, Climate KIK, PURE and Knowledge Exchange Network with Edinburgh University. This is for the development of new (insurance) products for the forestry sector.


Fresh Thoughts

Founded in April 2010, Fresh Thoughts Consulting GmbH is an independent and forward-thinking policy consultancy based in Europe, providing expertise, novel ideas and resources to support decision-making and the implementation of environmental policies. We link science to policy and governance by emphasising the integration of knowledge and expertise, covering various fields and levels of decision-making. Acknowledging the interrelated nature of current-day environmental challenges and issues, we seek to integrate environmental issues into connected topics, addressing societal issues, involving stakeholders and managing risks.

Our core policy areas: freshwater and marine management, adaptation to climate change and agriculture. We provide policy assessments and recommendations, innovation and knowledge management and services including online solutions and database development, economic and statistical assessments as well as managing secretariat tasks and knowledge-based helpdesk services. Furthermore, we offer and stakeholder engagement strategies and implementation, event organisation and management services for both small and large-scale events, such as workshops, trainings, study trips and conferences.Our clients are public administrations, private organisations and companies, as well as non-governmental sector organisations at international, European, national, regional and local levels.


Faculty of Technical Sciences - Novi Sad

Faculty of Technical Sciences originates from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering which was established by the Decree of the National Assembly of People's Republic of Serbia on 18th May 1960 as a Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Novi Sad and it was a constituent part of the University of Belgrade. After the founding of the University of Novi Sad on 28th June 1960, the Faculty along with six previously established faculties in Vojvodina was regarded as a part of the University of Novi Sad.

In the first period of its development the Faculty provided educational activities for three different profiles of mechanical engineering. In 1971 electrical and civil engineering studies were founded. Establishment of the Department of Electrical Engineering as well as the Department of Civil Engineering brought about the change of its name into the Faculty of Technical Sciences on 22nd April 1974. In 1979/80 academic year started the studies in the area of traffic engineering, and in 1996/97 the first generation of students of architectural engineering was enrolled. In academic year 1999/2000 several different studies for the new professional profile were introduced: Industrial Engineering and Management, Graphic Engineering and Design, and Environmental Engineering. 


Genillard and Co

Since 2003 Genillard & Co is a competent, reliable and independent contact for broking and consulting services in the insurance industry. We offer innovative coverage concepts for specialty risks in the global insurance and reinsurance market.

As a consultant, we design insurance tools and assist in the development and optimization of business areas. Our consulting team can draw on the know-how of our daily risk-trading business and many years of experience in the insurance industry to provide high-quality consulting services. We act as networkers, design insurance tools and assist with the development of new business areas. Our customers and partners are insurance companies, governments, institutions and service providers of the insurance industry. Continuous exchange with the several stakeholders enable us a better understanding of emerging risks and opportunities for the insurance industry resulting from a rapidly changing society and its interaction with the environment. Our key segments are agriculture and natural perils where climate change makes risk management an increasingly relevant issue.

In our broking business unit we focus on specialty insurance lines. We offer coverage concepts for obligatory treaty reinsurance and for facultative risks. After extensive consultation we create flexible, innovative and tailor-made solutions for complex and specialty risks. Experience and research from our consulting business unit is integrated into each line of business and enables us to offer innovative products to our customers.


GAF AG

GAF AG is a private sector enterprise founded in 1985, offering a broad range of geo-information services and applications, ranging from geodata procurement (satellite data, DEM, land use and land cover data), image processing and analysis, information processing and software development, to the provision of turn-key technical assistance projects and customized spatial land management and monitoring systems. Since June 2009 GAF is officially certified according to ISO 9001:2008. The company is part of the Telespazio Group and, together with its branch in Neustrelitz (formerly known as Euromap GmbH), has a permanent staff of more than 220 experts.GAF AG has been continuously involved in all relevant EO applications in the field of Agriculture in Europe since their start in 1988. Excellent knowledge of policy, legal and practical dimensions and frameworks in agriculture, as well as in-depth knowledge, experience, competences and capabilities in earth observation, geo-technology, database management, software development and agriculture evolved to a unique portfolio of application-oriented geo-solutions in the agricultural domain.


GFZ

The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences founded in 1992, is the national research centre for Earth sciences. Research at the GFZ focuses on the geosphere within the highly complex System Earth with its further subsystems, its interacting subcycles, and its wide network of cause-and-effect chains. This we do in a close interdisciplinary collaboration with the related scientific disciplines physics, mathematics, chemistry, and biology as well as with the engineering sciences disciplines of rock mechanics, engineering hydrology and seismology. Our mission is to assess and understand relevant physical, chemical, and biological processes within the geosphere and to predict future developments. We integrate methods of Earth-observation with laboratory- and field-experiments, as well as with modeling approaches.

The Section 5.4 Hydrology has internationally recognized research experience in the entire flood risk chain and in risk assessment methods. The goal of our work is to develop methods to quantify the risk, as well as to manage the risk from natural hazards. We view the entire chain of processes, from the initiating meteorological causes through the outflow in the watersheds, the waves of high water in the rivers, the effects of protective measures to the negative effects of hydrological extreme events. To do this, we develop simulation models of the various processes and calculate probabilities of occurrence and intensity for these hydrological extreme events. Using these tools, we can quantify their effects on mankind and the environment. 



Imperial College London

Imperial College London (legally The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom. Imperial is also representing the Climate-KIC, see below. Imperial is organized into four faculties -science, engineering, medicine and business -within which there are more than 40 departments, institutes and research centres. Imperial is consistently included among the best universities in the world, ranking 2nd in the QS World University Rankings (2014) and 9th in theTimes Higher Education World University Rankings (2014). According to a corporate study in the New York Times graduates are among the 10 most valued in the world. Imperial's faculty and alumni include 15 Nobel laureates, 2 Fields Medalists, 70 Fellows of the Royal Society, 82 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 78 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences. 

Imperial College is a founder and core partner of Climate-KIC, one of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), and Europe's largest public-private innovation partnership, working together to address the challenge of climate change. Climate-KIC drives innovation in climate change through creative partnerships large and small, local and global, between the private, public and academic sectors.All partners bring their industry experience to the community and are connected through a national or regional centre. Climate-KIC connects globaland local, small and large partners from the private, public and academic sectors. The split across thethree sectors is approximately 50% business, 30% academic and 20% public and not for profit.


Association of Climate Friendly Municipalities

The Association of Climate-Friendly Municipalities has been founded in 2009 in order to ease and support the various climate change adaptation activities of (mostly) Hungarian municipalities and to prepare them and the regional authorities for the climate change-related challenges ahead. 

Our goal is to summon all the responsibly thinking mayors, leaders in a community and provide them with the necessary tools, knowledge and assistance for successful actions in climate change adaptation and mitigation on a local and regional level. 

Furthermore, we wish to utilize our common knowledge and experience to influence and support decision makers, so that we all can live in sustainable and cohesive communities while doing all in our power to restore and reserve a healthy natural World around us.

The Association currently has 33+ members that include cities, towns and villages whose leadership, civil actors and inhabitants are determined to make their hometown and local community resilient and well-prepared to the impacts of climate change. Through regular meetings, conferences and workshops, these responsibly thinking individuals have the chance to share their experiences, the specific challenges they face and the actual steps, regulations and actions they make in order to overcome them. “Best practice”is one of the most effective ways to create a cohesive national, and after all, global, community who has the knowledge and power to find the best ways to mitigate or adapt to the impacts of climate change. Our Associationis able to provide these important, experienced actors with professional, yet direct and personal events where they are able to share knowledge, debate ideas, unite powers and give support to/with their fellow nationals for the sake of their shared homeland and beyond that.

Especially with regard to water management, cooperation and partnership with neighbouring countries is essential and unavoidable. The Association of Climate-Friendly Municipalitiesis honoured to have member communities from beyond the borders of Hungary, but still inmostly Hungarian speaking territories. Communication in the native language makes these fruitful collaborations for the sake of shared rivers and other water resources more efficient.As official supporters of the Covenant of Mayorsmovement, we are determined to use our connections and the events organised by the Association to make more and more communities aware of the importance of having specific goals set to them (like significantly reducing their GHG emissions), investing in actions that help their community and hometown become more resilient to the impacts of climate change and 


Oasis HUB

Oasis HUB is a joint initiative of EIT Climate-KIC, Oasis Loss Modelling Framework (LMF) Ltd and the Oasis+ Consortium formed in 2015. The initiative was formed to increase the availability of information on catastrophe and climate change risk and to assist the development of evidence-based climate adaptation planning. The founding members bring together expertise from throughout the EU, including financial and prestigious academic and research organisations who seek to encourage the development of a broader market within the modelling and services sector in catastrophe and climate change risk and climate adaptation.


The Oasis HUB is an online portal/marketplace for the publishing and purchasing of environmental data, adaptation planning tools, models and services.


Data resident on, and linked from the Oasis HUB is provided in partnerships with leading academic, government and specialist organisations, as well as building on freely available data.



Oasis LMF

Oasis Loss Modelling Framework (Oasis) was founded in 2012 to open up the world of Cat Modelling. The aim was to build a vibrant community that would both broaden the supply of cat models and increase the user base.Oasis, a not-for-profit company, is owned by over 40 of the world’s leading insurers, reinsurers and brokers and forms, together with an Associate Member community of over 100 companies and academic institutions, a broad community of organizations dedicated to improving catastrophe loss modelling. Our vision is to create Oasis as a standard for the comparable calculation of risk assessment in the insurance, municipalities, business, health, forestry and international development communities. This will bring together major stakeholders in climate risk under one calculation framework open and available to all for free. 


ONF International

ONF International (ONFI)is an environmental expertise cabinet specialized in the sustainable management of ecosystems (notably forest-based) and the fight against climate change. ONFI provides both public and private players with integral and pragmatic solutions that help to valorise the role of forests and wood in land use development strategies.

ONFI provides Governments and governmental and non-governmental institutions with polyvalent, pragmatic experts animated by a strong sense of ethics and a long-term vision and concern for efficiency. 

More than a simple environmental service cabinet, ONFI:

  • Combines best economic performance and high socio-environmental criteria;
  • Works as an interface between the private sector, public institutions, research centres, NGOs and local communities;
  • Accompanies project developers through all stages of the project process, from nursery to the final market;
  • Elaborates and promote new, innovative mechanisms and ideas related to improving natural resource management.


PIK

The Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, PIK), founded in 1992, is a non-profit research institute addressing crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development (website: www.pik-potsdam.de). The institute is a member of the Leibniz Association and receives core funding of around 14 million euros annually from the German federal government and the Federal State of Brandenburg. Additional project funding (over 10 million euros in 2015) is raised from external sources in competition with other institutions, a large part coming from grant programmes of the European Union, (in 2016 PIK is involved in over 20 FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects).At the end of 2015 PIK had around 300 staff members, including around 90 PhD students, and numerous guest researchers are additionally hosted each year. At PIK, researchers in the natural and social sciences from all over the world work closely together to study global change and its impacts on ecological, economic and social systems. Researchers examine the earth system's capacity for withstanding human interventions and devise strategies and options for a sustainable development of humankind and nature. Interdisciplinary and solution-oriented approaches are a distinctive characteristic of the institute.

PIK generates fundamental knowledge for sustainable development primarily through data analysis and computer simulations of the dynamic processes in the earth system, but also of social processes. PIK members publish their research findings in international publications and advise policymakers in Germany and abroad. In addition to the Federal Government of Germany, the European Commission and a number of other governments, international organizations like the World Bank also benefit from the institute ́s expertise. Through institutions like the Climate-KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Community) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), in which PIK is one of the core academic partners, the institute is in continuous exchange with the business community. Furthermore, PIK has a dedicated knowledge and technology transfer officer to actively strive the transfer of generated knowledge into business markets.


PPIS

PANNON Pro Innovations Ltd. /PPIS/ is a private consultancy providing a wide range of project and innovation management activities related to sustainability, climate change, energy and the bioeconomy. As a full-scale innovation management agency on a mission to make ideas work, PPIS is bringing promising R&D developments to market. As a strategic consultancy dedicated to low carbon economy transition PPIS supports its clients to become innovative and resilient. PPIS is aiming to become a thematic point of reference and centre of excellence in Hungary and in South Eastern Europe, providing innovation management services through a unique pool of experts and subcontractors. 

We bring together decades of professional experience in planning and implementing small-and large-scale innovation projects related to sustainability, climate change, energy, industrial symbiosis and developing the bioeconomy. The company has activities in sustainability advisory, business model planning, innovation/project management and incubation. 

Our competencies make it possible to introduce a systematic transition approach for climate change (in its broadest meaning including resource efficiency too) related challenges and innovation management. Our contributions can include with regards to:

  • business model development, market research, challenge/gap analysis
  • networking, stakeholder mobilisation
  • educational activities including mobility programs
  • start-up incubation: challenge competitions and business model workshops/methods
  • facilitation industry –society dialogue and technology transfer
  • involvement of local and regional authorities, governmental and public bodies, agencies
  • awareness raising and dissemination in any climate change related subjects through our well-known and professionally developed communication platforms (newsletter, website, facebook, university network, summer schools, Climate Academy, etc.)
  • organising site visits and study tours to understand case studies in practice, demonstrate green economy-related business models.


TAHMO

Presently, African hydro-meteorological data are virtually non-existent, and crop failures and disease outbreaks are frequent. TAHMO to addresses this problem by installing 20,000 in situ stations across the African continent with an approximate spacing of30 km. These stations are specifically designed to provide rainfall, temperature, and other critical data with robust redundant sensors with a real-time cell phone uplink. TAHMO will make high-quality data available to governments and scientists via the Internet. By making use of innovative sensors and ICT, stations are cost-efficient. The data will be combined with models and satellite observations to obtain a complete understanding of the distribution of water and energy stocks and fluxes. TAHMO will make it possible for Africa to leapfrog to become one of the best-monitored continents in the world.

Stations will be located primarily at schools and universities, with TAHMO providing science curriculum materials and connections between the participating schools in the network. Hosted by science and geography teachers, who will receive small stipends for their caretaking of stations, the data collected by stations will also provide a foundation for scientific education and environmental research in which students can directly participate. TAHMO also provides business development workshops and sensor design competitions to local entrepreneurs and scientists to promote the utilization of weather data.

TAHMO is based on a sustainable, self-funded model where commercial partners pay for use of the data.  The idea of TAHMO started in 2010 but attained a legal status NGO under Kenyan law in 2015. TAHMO personnel consists of various (field) coordinators, researchers and supporting staff. Currently, TAHMO has various projects through funds like the USAID, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Dutch NWO. The NGO is active in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Chad, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa. The three main assets of TAHMO are its innovative and robust weather stations for data collection, its educational programs to strengthen the curriculum of students across Africa, and its business case development in relation to climatic information.


Technosylva

Tecnosylva is a company counting with over 20 years of experience in the engineering field, providing innovative geospatial emergency management solutions for the forest fire fighting sector. Tecnosylva currently provides services to Fire Agencies in Europe, US, Canada, Chile and Sardine including the British Columbia Wildfire Management branch (Canada), the CALFIRE, Georgia, Alabama, Arizona, Texas, North Carolina and Virginia Forest Services (USA) and the CONAF in Chile. Tecnosylva’s product Wildfire Analyst won the best Technological Innovation at Spanish Symposium on Fires 2010. Besides, the company holds the following ISO quality certificates: 9001:2008, 14001:2004 and EMAS.

Furthermore, the company holds a broad experience in forest fire risk and incident modelling which has been acquired throughout the work in the study of forest fires which has been carried out during many years working closely with the end-users. Tecnosylva started the development of a forest fire simulation platform in the PREVIEW project of the European FP6 which has been improved throughout the years as well as during the PHAROS project of the European FP7 where further advances are expected to be achieved by the end of the project. This foreground shall be used as the basis for further developments in the present project related with forest fire risk and incident modelling.


TU Delft

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft),  is among the world's most prestigious universities of engineering and technology, currently being positioned on 6th place among top European EngineeringUniversities.  The university has a strong research profile with the main focus on engineering and applied sciences.With over 19,000 students and 2,500 scientists (including 400 full professors), it is an establishment of national importance and of significant international standing.

The University collaborates on a structural basis with other international education and research institutes and has partnerships with governments, branch organizations, numerous consultancies, industry partners and companies from the small and medium business sectors. TU Delft ranks 86th on the 2014 QS World University Rankings (16 on the sub list for Engineering and Technology, 79 on the sub list for Natural Sciences), and 42nd on the 2014 The World Reputation Rankings list.


UNIZNAK

University of Novi Sad (UNS) was founded in 1960 and it is the only state university in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, comprising 14 faculties and 2 research and developmental institutes. It is a comprehensive university covering all major fields ofstudy and having more than 46,000 students, 2,900 professors and assistants and 1,100 members of non-teaching staff. The Faculty of Technical Sciences is the largest of the University with over 14,000 students and 1,200 staff. The scientific and research activities of the FTS are realized through fundamental and applied research in virtually all fields of engineering, including environmental engineering, as well as information and computer engineering and science. The faculty has coordinated and taken partin a large number of projects within the FP5, FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020 frameworks, as well as COST, TEMPUS and other activities. It is well known in the region for its innovative activities, entrepreneurial climate and more than a 100 spinoff companies.

 

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