Ricardo was the keynote speaker at the opening plenary for the II International Congress on Risks on 23-25 May 2010 hosted at the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, and sponsored by the Portuguese Association of Risks, Prevention and Security;

Ricardo was featured at the National Safety Council’s breakfast on Thursday, 20 August 2009. He spoke on the topic of Assessing Hurricane Impact and the Need for a Compliment to the Saffir-Simpson Scale; read more».

Ricardo also presented at the 34th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop in July or 2009 in Broomfield, Colorado, USA. Ricardo participated in a panel discussion – along with Hugh Gladwin, Margaret Davidson, Timothy Reinhold, and Bryan Norcross – titled “Are We Ready for a Hurricane Impact Index”.