Educational Capacity Strengthening for Risk Managment of Non-native Aquatic Species in Western Balkans - RiskMan

UNIVERSITY OF PALERMO

UNIVERSITY OF PALERMO

University of Palermo

Partner Description: The University of Palermo (UNIPA) is a consolidated cultural, scientific and teaching presence in central-western Sicily. With 16 Departments, UNIPA covers the most important domains of contemporary scientific and technological knowledge. About 122 courses (first and second cycle) are yearly offered as well as 44 Master and specialization and 23 PhD courses, targeted to the training of specific professional figures, often in cooperation with external institutions and companies - a galaxy which attracted about 10,000 first-year students for academic year. Researchers at UNIPA study every day to find new solutions to the questions posed by nature, science and society. Laboratories are open to the local community, and this represents the first step of collaboration between researchers in the academic world and in the business world taken, basic and applied research is carried out, and young brains are given the chance to turn their intuitions to good account. Successful technological transfer implies the full synergy of innovative technologies, scientific expertise, production systems and processes. Actually, it is necessary to implement a full-fledged system including the “know-how”, production processes, goods, services and organizational and operational skills. The UNIPA Department of Earth and Marine Science (DISTEM) will represent UNIPA in the RiskMan Project and thanks to the large expertise of UNIPA in general and experimental ecology, marine biology, ecology of invasive species, it will be able to cover most of the topics proposed in this project.

Role in The Project: University of Palermo (UNIPA) will be represented by Department of Earth and Marine Science (DISTEM) in the RiskMan Project and thanks to the large expertise of UNIPA in general and experimental ecology, marine biology, ecology of invasive species, it will be able to cover most of the topics proposed in this project. More specifically, UNIPA will lead the WP3 Development - Implementation of Risk Management Model for Western Balkans and will be involved in all the other WP.