Daniele Bocchiola is an Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano. He has a MS in Environmental Engineering at Politecnico and a PhD in Hydraulic Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Part. Fulfil. at MIT, Cambridge USA.
He teaches hydrology, hydraulic soil defense, hydraulic structures, mountain hydrology and climate change at BS, MS, and PhD level.
His field of investigation covers glaciers' dynamics, avalanche risk, water resources, eco-hydrology, and the effect of climate change upon the mountains, rivers, pasture, and cropping systems. He's author of ca. 150 contributions, i.e. books, chapters, peer reviewed journals, proceedings, and speeches at conferences. He's reviewers for several journals, Editor of the journal Climate., and Editor in Chief of the newly launched journal Advances in Agriculture and Food Systems. He coordinates several projects in Europe, South America, Asia. He's an Associate with several scientific agencies, among others with the EVK2CNR committee of Italy, within the SHARE initiative: Stations at High Altitude for Research on the Environment. He has carried out several field studies in the Alps, the Andes, Karakorum and Himalaya. He's member of CGI, Comitato Glaciologico Italiano AGU, EGU and IGS, IGU. He's active in dissemination in the field of climate change, e.g. as a blogger of Climalteranti, and he's the coordinator of POLI-HIGH group of Politecnico di Milano.
POLI HIGH group deals with science in nivo-glaciological environment, with field studies, and modeling, in cooperation with several agencies, including Earth Sciences Department of UniversitÓ degli studi di Milano. Most notably POLI HIGH deals with
1) Measuring and modeling of snow, ice and avalanches
2) Measuring and modeling of water resources in high altitude areas
3) Climate change effects on high altitude areas, and water resources from the criosphere.
Find below description of the POLI-HIGH group and its results, and examples and pictures of our case study sites worldwide