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Cost and damages of natural disasters in Italy

Conduct a bibliographic research on the studies of the costs and damages caused by natural disasters in Europe and especially in Italy; create a useful database to analyze the extent of the costs and damages caused by natural disasters that occurred from 1900 to present in Italy; draw up charts, tables and maps useful to examine, through appropriate indicators, the consistency and trend of the phenomenon investigated; highlight the areas most affected and most exposed to natural disasters by type of event (disaster type, such as climatological, geophysical, etc.).
The activities will be carried out using a PC by accessing the data provided by the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT) EM-DAT that contains essential core data on the occurrence and effects of over 22,000 mass disasters in the world from 1900 to the present day.

Study cycle: 
post graduate
Languages skills required: 
English B1
3 months
second semester
Summer traineeships: 
Accident insurance during working hours only and Liability insurance
Traineeship type: 
Erasmus traineeship