Sorin Cheval, Ph. D., Senior Researcher, is the Scientific Director of the National Institute for Research and Development in Environmental Protection, Bucharest, Romania. Dr. Sorin Cheval defended a Ph.D. thesis focused on natural hazards, elaborated within the Institute of Geography of the Romanian Academy (2004). He is a Fulbright Alumnus of the University of South Carolina (Hazard Research Lab). Over 16 years of professional experience in the field of climatology and natural hazards, as well as publications in prestigious journals and books, contributions within international research projects tackling various geographical areas and diverse topics (extreme precipitations, urban heat islands, ecosystems vulnerability, climate change) and the evaluation activities for different international programmes and journals, advocate for his competencies in investigating very complex events like natural disasters.