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The Use of Storm Models in the Field of Ocean Engineering

Valentina Laface
Assistant Professor
University of Reggio Calabria Italy

Wednesday 9/3/2022, Time: 11:00
Webinar: MS Teams Live Streaming: DIAVLOS, YouTube

Abstract: The category of Storm Models approach will be discussed in detail with reference to each of the models belonging to this category. Their application for long-term analysis of ocean storm will be explained and analogies and differences among them will be highlighted. Further, alternative use of this models for ocean engineering application such as energy and downtime estimation as well as extreme wind speed calculation will be presented. These models have the peculiarity to use a simplified storm time history to model the specific problem whatever is the kind of analysis. The simplified storm differs from one model to another and is determined by imposing a kind of equivalence between important storm parameters of actual and equivalent storm.

Short Bio: Valentina Laface is PhD in Ocean Engineering and currently is working as Assistant Professor at Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Italy. She is teaching at courses of Harbour Engineering and Offshore Wind Enegry at Master Degree programs. Her field of expertise concerns ocean energies, in particular wind and wave technologies and resources assessment, wave mechanics and statistics, time series analysis, wave modeling.


Restoration and reuse of two Pelion architecture monuments

UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY School of Engineering - Department of Civil Engineering Series of Scientific Lectures
Academic Year 2021-2022
Restoration and reuse
of two Pelion architecture monuments
Rania Delidimou
Civil Engineer, University of Patras
MSc Structural design and Retroffiting, NTUA
Michalis Themelis
Architect, AUTh
MSc Architectural design, University of Thessaly
Wednesday 23/2/2022, Time: 11:00
Hybrid Seminar: Room A2, MS Teams
Live Streaming: DIAVLOS, YouTube



The SIM4NEXUS Serious Game

School of Engineering - Department of Civil Engineering

Series of Scientific Lectures
Academic Year 2021-2022

The SIM4NEXUS Serious Game

Chrysi Laspidou
Department of Civil Engineering UTH

Wednesday 12/01/2022, Time:11:00
Webinar: Microsoft Teams
Live Streaming:  DIAVLOS, YouTube
Abstract: A Serious Game (http://seriousgame.sim4nexus.eu/), produced by the Eu-funded Horizon 2020 SIM4NEXUS project, will be presented. The Serious game is a computer game that aids learning about the Nexus by helping users to understand and explore the interactions between water, energy, land and food resources management under a climate change context, divides the problem into manageable interventions, and allows participants to learn by doing. It is built upon system dynamics models with a sound scientific basis. The ultimate goal of game development is to create a fun and interactive capacity-building tool to be used in research, educational settings and management. The Serious Game enables players to implement policies in a gameplay environment and explore how policies impact on different Nexus components. Summary information is given about policy actions, assigned costs and potential benefits; this facilitates scorekeeping according to both financial and social capital metrics. Costs are tallied against benefits, which are revealed as gameplay progresses. This allows a player to measure progress and compare to others. The Serious game includes a strategy map that facilitates comparison of policy impacts in different regions, a virtual card table in which policy cards can be applied through a drag-and-drop interface, and a visualization system that shows the impacts of users’ decisions on the model.  
The workshop will be conducted virtually. Interactive audience engagement platforms will be applied seeking the active involvement of the participants.


The nexus roads-windfarms-biodiversity under the light of sustainable spatial planning

Vassiliki Kati
Professor, University of Ioannina, Head of Biodiversity Conservation lab, Ioannina, Greece

Wednesday 22/12/2021, Time: 11:00
Live Streaming:  (webinar (MS Teams), live streaming (DIAVLOS, YouTube))



The circulation of images in Socialist Albania: the case of photography

In this presentation, I consider the socialist period in Albania (1944-1991) through the production, circulation and uses of photographs. My aim is to challenge the common view of socialist Albania as an isolated country closed behind its borders. A phenomenology of photography reveals on the contrary continuous circulation of photographs and mobility of photographers within and outside the country. Moreover, this examination opens the path for a deeper analysis of the relationship between images and mobility in this particular context and beyond.

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