Please summarise your areas of climate-change expertise (in terms of subjects and geographical areas)
Tropical cyclones and climate change, particularly the effects that a potential increase in their intensity will have on the economy (direct and indirect damage). Geographical area is mostly the Asia-Pacific (Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan, etc).
Also do work on energy modelling scenarios, ocean energy, and offshore wind.
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English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese (this last one with difficulty)
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After graduating with a MEng. in civil engineering from Bristol University (U.K.), Miguel Esteban commenced work for international engineering consultants JacobsGIBB at their head office in Reading, UK and later joined the site supervision team to work on the construction of two large underground caverns at CERN (European Centre for Nuclear Research) on the Swiss/French Border. Miguel also worked briefly for the port division of consultants High-Point Rendel in London, where he was involved in various coastal engineering and port construction projects.
In 2006, Miguel received his PhD in coastal engineering after completing his dissertation on the “Structural and Financial Risk Assessment of Caisson Breakwaters against Wind Waves and Tsunami Attack”. This involved assessing the failure mode of caisson breakwaters and the financial risks involved in their construction. After that he joined the UNU-IAS as JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow and carried out research on the effects of climate change on natural disasters and possible counter-measures strategies.
Currently he is a GCOE Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Energy at Kyoto University, where he carries out research on ocean and offshore wind energy scenarios.
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