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A database of severe impacts caused by extreme precipitation events in the Metropolitan Region of Baixada Santista

Grant number: 13/24236-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2014
Effective date (End): December 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography
Acordo de Cooperação: Belmont Forum
Principal Investigator:Lucí Hidalgo Nunes
Grantee:Nuria Aparecida Miatto Rampazo
Host Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IG). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:12/51876-0 - An integrated framework to analyze local decision-making and adaptive capacity to large-scale environmental change: community case studies in Brazil, the UK and the US, AP.TEM


The knowledge of the spatio-temporal patterns of hazards is fundamental for taking actions towards prevention, which would lead in fewer deaths and damages. It requires information on the temporal frequency and magnitude of relevant hazardous processes. However, Santos and other municipalities that integrate the Metropolitan Region of Baixada Santista do not have a common, comprehensive and reliable database of disasters triggered by atmospheric events, and although some individual effort for compiling data exists, information is not connected and standardized. Thus, the aim of this study is to catalogue known incidences of landslides and floods in the area, as an understanding of the effects of contemporarily climate variability and hazards, as well as potential future climate change, are critical to the sustainable development in the area. (AU)

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