Jeff Da Costa
Areas of interest
- Hydrometeorological Hazards
- Atmospheric Science & Climate Change
- Disaster Risk Reduction
The importance of nonlinearity in achieving climate resilience to hydrometeorological hazards
My PhD research focuses on investigating the validity of linear solutions to complex problems in order to effectively adapt to the consequences of increasing severe weather events under climate change and what can be done to prepare for them and mitigate their impact, specifically early warning systems and adaptation to hydrometeorological hazards.
I hold a BSc in Environmental Science/Physical Geography from the University of Montreal (Canada) and an MSc in Applied Meteorology from the University of Reading. I have several years of experience working in renewables and geomatics both the public and the private sector as well a science teaching experience, prior to commencing my PhD.
I have a special interest in climate change related risk management and science communication. I participate in several outreach projects, mainly in the educational and media sector.