Ignacio Aguirre Ayerbe

Ignacio Aguirre Ayerbe


MSc Ignacio Aguirre-Ayerbe holds a degree in Geography and a Master’s degree in environmental disasters and natural processes. He also has specific training in climate change adaptation and the use of geospatial tools and their application in the field of natural processes and related hazards, including master studies, specialization courses (Oxford Adaptation Academy-GCAP, United Nations University-EHS, among others) and a learning Ph.D.period. His research focuses on environmental risks, disaster risk reduction and management, evacuation modelling and planning, vulnerability and climate change adaptation, being particularly interested in working at community level.

He has carried out relevant risk and vulnerability-related tasks in several international projects (Latin America, Caribbean, European Union and Arab countries), including the assessments of vulnerability and risk to different natural hazards, such as tsunamis, floods, and climate change related hazards. He has performed multiple tasks within these projects, ranging from management and coordination, development of methodologies, report writing and the drafting of scientific publications, to those related directly to the use of geographic information systems, such as editing, development of methodologies and GIS work flows, execution and automation of geo-processes and final cartography. He has additionally taught courses and presented his work at conferences. His research activities include several conference proceedings and co-authorship in peer-review journals as the Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. He works as a reviewer in the magazines Natural Hazards and Earth System Science and Journal of Maps.

He also has experience in areas related to the communication and dissemination of projects as well as working directly with local communities and policy makers from countries in which these projects were developed.

He participates in teaching the Master's Degree course in Coast and Port Engineering at the University of Cantabria.

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