Internship Title

Addressing evacuation exercises for multi-hazards in Europe

Description of Internship This project will focus on some vulnerable areas of the south of Europe (i.e. Spain, Portugal or Greece) and a geospatial analysis based on some GIS tool will be performed, to identify, analyze and assess evacuation possibilities, identifying zones of danger and high risk. The data that will be used for analysis are satellite images of affected areas by natural disasters, census data, as well as a land use database. The methodology would be to use GIS to identify residential areas and locations of the disasters happening, trying to assess the dangers/risks to infrastructures and humans. The expected outcome is to provide evacuation maps for residents of the selected test sites, and to assess the overall dangers of the area under study.
Required Skills Modelling skills, GIS tools, geospatial analysis
Level of required Skills Intermediate knowledge of GIS
Internship Objectives To model risks of natural disasters in specific regions, To assess evacuation possibilities and disaster response actions, to assess overall dangers towards better policy-making
Expected Deliverables Final report, GIS application, Scientific publication
 
Internship Title

Effects of climatic change on food production

Description of Internship How does climate change affect the food production in Cyprus? How is agriculture affected by changes of the weather due to climate change? Which crops are more popular? On which surfaces are they being cultivate? In which periods of the year? How have these aspects changed in the last 10 years?
Required Skills Modelling skills, satellite imagery, GIS tools, geospatial analysis, computer vision
Level of required Skills Good knowledge of 1 or more of the required skills. The SuPerWorld team will assist the student on the other skills required.
Internship Objectives To quantify the impact of climate change on agricultural production, to assess the risks of climate change on food security, to understand the trends of farmers in crop cultivation based on weather and climate changes
Expected Deliverables Final report, model developed, Scientific publication
 
Internship Title

Using ICT to model the spread of epidemic diseases

Description of Internship On occassion of the wide spreading of the COVID19 virus, this internship aims to examine how ICT tools (mobile apps, web, wearable technology, etc.) could be harnessed to improve diagnostics and management of the disease response actions, assisting policy-makers.
Required Skills Modelling skills, programming skills, sensors
Level of required Skills Good knowledge of 1 or more of the required skills. The SuPerWorld team will assist the student on the other skills required.
Internship Objectives To develop a model that assesses the risk of each urban location in space and time, in order to assist people to avoid areas of high risk of getting infected.
Expected Deliverables Final report, model developed, Scientific publication
 
The applicants may address any technical or research related inquiries to the Research Office at internships@rise.org.cy

 

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