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Support System

The Support System is the resource implemented by the European Commission intended to provide National Authorities with technical advice in the field of disaster risk management. It aims to broker available expertise and good practice within the EU with the specific needs of a National Authority.
 

It consists of on-demand provision (days, months or years) of scientific and technical advice, recommendations, strategies, guidelines, datasets and tools in support of National Authorities activities in identified areas of need (e.g. risk assessment methodology and tools, risk scenario development, disaster risk modelling, etc.). 

In 2016, the five areas for providing support are related to upcoming deliverables of National Authorities under the Union Civil Protection Mechanism or areas where National Authorities have mature practice:

  1. Risk Assessment

  2. Disaster Loss Data

  3. Risk Management Capability Assessment

  4. Science-Policy Interface

  5. Early Warning

1. Risk Assessment

This service aims to support National Authorities in the risk assessment processes and methodologies. The support can be carried out at different phases of the risk assessment process:

  • hazard identification
  • exposure assessment
  • vulnerability analysis
  • loss/impact evaluation
  • disaster risk profiling

The support can consist of a review of the existing process or the adaptation of good practices to the national context. One of the purposes is to help National Authorities in meeting the requirements of the EU civil protection legislation for the submission of National Risk Assessments and their regular updates.

EU national Risk Assessment 2013

Expected Outputs

 

  • Technical advice/orientation in the form of a report or recommendations at different levels of the risk assessment: analysis of hazards, exposure, vulnerability, evaluation of losses, evaluation of uncertainty, quantitative metrics for risk assessment, assessment of likelihood.
  • Risk maps, statistics, tables reflecting the results of a risk assessment.
  • Strategies and methodologies for national risk assessment, including a catalogue of (cross-border or regional) scenarios to help National Authorities in their national-level risk assessments.
  • Datasets, Geographic Information Systems, satellite imagery analysis to support the risk assessment exercise.
  • Training in carrying out risk assessments and in disaster risk modelling.

 

 

 

2. Disaster Loss Data

 

This service aims to support National Authorities in the process of:

  • collecting and recording of disaster loss data
  • improving the quality of recorded data to support disaster risk management.

Disaster loss databases contain event-based information on human, economic, environmental and cultural losses and support public loss compensation, DRR monitoring, risk modelling and disaster forensics. One purpose is to help National Authorities in meeting the minimum requirements for reporting in the context of the three international frameworks: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change (COP21). At the regional and local levels, this service can enable the development of event-based disaster loss databases and related indicators on exposure, losses and situation of prevention policies.

Loss Data Schema

Measuring Disaster Losses for Improved Accountability, Transparency and Disaster Risk Governance

Expected Output

  • Technical advice/orientation in the form of a report or recommendations on the use of disaster loss data within disaster risk modelling.
  • Technical support in the design and implementation of a loss database.
  • Guidance to National Authorities in the implementation of a new disaster loss database.
  • Cost-benefit analysis for the development and implementation of a loss database
  • Hazard specific toolkits for loss data collection.
  • Assistance in the assessment of economic losses (direct and indirect losses) through economic modelling of disaster impacts.
  • Support for the development of indicators based on disaster loss data.

3. Risk Management Capability Assessment

This service aims to support National Authorities and civil protection authorities in:

  • implementing the EU guidelines on risk management capability assessment
  • performing self-assessments of their risk management capability

The support can consist of a review of the existing process or the adaptation of good practices to the National Authority context. One of the purposes is to help participating countries in meeting the requirements of the EU civil protection legislation for the submission of Risk Management Capability Assessment (deadline in 2018).
 

Risk Management Capability Assessment

EU Civil Protection Exercise 2013 in Austria. © European Union/ECHO/Oerk 

Expected Output

 

  • Technical advice/orientation in the form of a report or recommendations on the methodology for conducting risk management capability assessment.
  • Expert advice in performing overall risk management capability in an integrated cross-sectorial and a multi-risk approach.
  • Economic analysis on existing financial resources and investments dedicated to disaster management.
  • Trainings in carrying out risk management capability assessments.
  • Organization of informative workshops and consultations for an inventory of risk management capabilities. 
  • Situation maps showing the spatial distribution of existing resources, equipment and infrastructure identified in the risk management capability assessments.
  • Design the elements of a database of available resources, equipment and infrastructure identified in the risk management capability assessments.
  • Database of experts responsible for risk assessment, risk management planning and prevention and preparedness measures.

 

4. Science-Policy Interface

This service aims at supporting National Authorities in identifying and adapting good practices for evidence-based policy making on disaster risk reduction and decision making during emergencies. There is scope for a partnership among participating countries and the European Commission to put in common with others scientific knowledge and advice among National Authorities and with the European Commission. In particular this service aims at supporting National Authorities in adapting, sharing and communicating:

  • best practices for using scientific knowledge in policy making
  • evidence-based policy making on disaster risk management and Early-Warning System

This service will provide support to analysis of how existing legislation, governance structures and individual organizations enable or inhibit evidence-based decision making in risk management policy making, early warning systems and advice during emergencies.  

 First DRMKC Scientific Seminar

First DRMKC Scientific Seminar (24-25 September 2015, London): "Science for Policy and Operation".

Expected Outputs:

 

  • Expert advice in the form of recommendations on the best use of existing science (from DRMKC state of science overview) in the Mparticipating country’s disaster risk management and early warning systems.
  • Workshops and training on existing National Authority practices to systematically use science at all policy levels (local, regional and national)
  • Training on pan-European and/or regional early warning systems.
  • Technical assistance with designing and/or building interoperable early warning and emergency management systems
  • Analysis of state-of-the-art scientific knowledge and datasets relevant in risk prevention and mitigation policy-making relevant to the participating country’s context
  • Analysis and/or adaptation of existing scientific products that support national risk assessments to the National Authority’s context
  • Compilation of good practices, training material, field work, etc… across different ministries, government levels or regional areas
  • Information sessions for senior policy makers and senior scientists on good science-policy interface practices in EU countries
 

 

5. Early Warning

This service aims to support National Authorities in the different phases of the emergency management process:
  • Improve the availability of Early Warning Systems
  • Improve the performance and the quality of the forecasts
  • Increase the role of science in the forecast process used to provide alerts and warning information.

  Early Warning

Tsunami early warning: the Inexpensive Device for Sea level Measurement (IDSL). One of the devices of the novel mareograph system to measure the sea level in real time (Cadiz, on the Spanish coast). © EU, 2015

 Expected Outputs

  • Technical assistance with designing and/or building interoperable early warning and emergency management system
  • Expert support in preparedness and advice during emergencies.
  • Workshop and training on pan-European and/or regional on early warning systems topics.

It can be activated by different entities of participating countries: governmental bodies, national or regional authorities and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP).

The operation of the technical support structure can be envisaged as follows: 

  1. REQUEST: It will be managed by the Joint Research Centre in cooperation with DG ECHO, whose core function would be to react to National Authories request for technical support, guidance and advice.

  2. SELECTION:  Identifying a pool of experts with technical expertise in identified areas of need (e.g. risk assessment methodology, scenario development). Criteria include: relevance to other participating countries, link with EU international policies, cross-state exchange.

  3. EXECUTION: Single or group of experts provide scientific and technical products and services in support to National Authority activities. The execution is envisaged through: meetings with National Authorities to define the User Needs and the expected products, and to ensure continuous interaction between the stakeholder and the experts; Expert contracts (H2020) with skill profiles related to the areas of need. 

  4. REPORTING: Ensuring the appropriate dissemination and use of the service among national authorities.

​ In practice:

  workflow DRMKC Support System

 

  Contact JRC for more info at EC-drmkc@ec.europa.eu

  Download Service Request Form

 

 

 

 

Support Service Requests


PURPOSE, OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE

Climate change is continuing globally and in Europe and droughts are increasing in frequency and intensity in many regions. In Europe, the strongest increase in drought frequency and/or severity is projected for southern Europe, where competition between different water users, such as agriculture, industry, tourism and households, is likely to increase.

The planned support service is aiming to support member states to enhance the preparedness for droughts through improving the knowledge on drought risk in the region. National efforts have been done until now on drought risk assessment. The approaches and the applied methods for evaluation of the drought risk are, however, different country by country. The planned training would let the participants exchange experiences on best practices and get information on recent developments.

The training content and the training materials could improve managing the drought related risks in the member states and support member states in the drought risk assessment process.

Following the European Union Water Framework Directive and the Communication on Water Scarcity and Drought, drought strategies were developed in the EU member states. Many investigations deal with risk assessments nowadays. For instance, one of the main objectives of the ongoing DRiDanube project is to enhance drought resilience in the Danube region by introducing recently developed monitoring and risk assessment tools. Following a transnational approach, DRiDanube will harmonize the currently heterogeneous methodologies for risk and impact assessment. Users’ capacities at different levels (policy, professional, stakeholder) in the management cycle will be strengthened through sharing experiences and project learning interactions.

The main objective of the planned training course is to exchange experiences in methods applied for drought risk assessment and to explore best practices and the recently developed procedures. The output of the training course will support the member states in the drought risk assessment process. It will imply a certain coherence and harmonization on the topic.

 

 

Task 1 - Identification of participants and key speakers in the domain of drought risk assessment

The service will be implemented together with the DRMKC, building on the available expertise and knowledge and establishing the list of potential lecturers and of potential participants to be invited for the workshop. The contractor will contact the participants and experts identified. A maximum number of 30 stakeholders will be accepted to attend the training, including representatives from the Ministry of Environment Energy and Climate Change. A minimum number of 15 must be guaranteed. A number of experts in the field will be invited to provide their views and knowledge on the field. A maximum number of 10 invited experts is foreseen. For these experts travel – accommodation costs as well as a daily allowance shall be covered by the contractor and included in the offer.
Deliverables Title Type Timing
D1.1 List of keynote speakers and experts to be invited as lecturers, list of possible participants, invitations Document M2

Task 2 - Preparation of the training program

The program for the 5 days training will be prepared by the contractor and shared with the DRMKC for consultation.
Deliverables Title Type Timing
D2 Training Program agreed with the DRMKC Document M2

Task 3 - Delivering the training

The cost for the organization of the training will include the catering services offered during the training. More specifically, two coffee breaks (coffee, juice, water, brioches and biscuits) and a lunch break (hot and cold buffet) shall be provided per day, while a networking dinner shall be organized at the end of the first day.
Deliverables Title Type Timing
D3 Evaluation form of the training filled in by participants Document M7

Task 4 - Training material

The training material (slides, background documents, …) in English version will be delivered to the DRMK after the training session. The DRMKC will make it available for the DRMKC community. The contractor will summarise the outcomes of the training that will be distributed as part of the training material to the DRMKC.
Deliverables Title Type Timing
D4 Training material in English for further distribution. Presentations and summary of outcomes M8

All documents,presentations and outcomes of the deliverables are present in training course page :

 

PURPOSE, OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE

Society as a whole is increasingly exposed and vulnerable to natural disasters because extreme weather events, exacerbated by climate change, are becoming more frequent and longer. In this context, effective delivery of early warnings to the public can foster risk awareness and greatly reduce the impact of natural hazards due to increased self-protection behaviors.

The aim of this activity is twofold. First, to assess state-of-art communication systems, standards, and methodologies related to the generation and the public sharing of early warnings. Second, to propose a set of best practices and guidelines in order to implement an effective early warning system that can be deployed at multiple geographic scales, from local communities up to the national and also transboundary level.

Task 1- Report: Best practices on Public Warning Systems for Climate-Induced Natural Hazards

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D1.1 This study presents an overview of the Public Warning System, focusing on approaches, technical standards and communication systems related to the generation and the public sharing of early warnings. The analysis focuses on the definition of a set of best practices and guidelines to implement an effective public warning system that can be deployed at multiple geographic scales, from local communities up to the national and also transboundary level. Finally, a set of recommendations are provided to support decision makers in upgrading the national Public Warning System and to help policy makers in outlining future directives. Final Report

PDF
 

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PURPOSE, OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE

Drought is a natural hazard that can cause a wide range of impacts affecting the environment, society, and the economy. Providing an impact assessment and reducing vulnerability to these impacts for regions beyond the local scale, spanning political and sectorial boundaries, requires systematic and detailed data regarding impacts. As part of the EU-funded FP7 project DROUGHT-R&SPI, project partners created two databases: the European Drought Reference database (EDR) consolidating information about historical large-scale drought events in Europe and their impacts, linking to the European Drought Impact report Inventory (EDII), a unique online database with more than 5000 impact reports from 33 European countries. The reported drought impacts are classified into major impact categories, each of which has a number of subtypes. The protocol developed has facilitated a new and comprehensive view on drought impacts as key indicators of loss and damage from this natural hazard across Europe (Stahl et al. 2016).

The database is currently hosted at the University of Oslo through the EDC (European Drought Centre) website. The group at UiO (led by Prof. Tallaksen) does not have the capacity to further develop and update the database. Accordingly, one has been seeking opportunities for transferring the database to a suitable organisation capable of hosting the database and ensuring its further development to the benefit of the EU community. Initial discussions have identified the EDO - European Drought Observatory - at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra as a promising candidate. A first step would be to carry out a feasibility study to explore options for a sustainable integration, development and continuous update of the EDII and the EDR databases into the EDO system.

Compared to other natural hazards, drought has a wide range of direct and cascading impacts and the losses incurred are consequently less straightforward to quantify. Based on the judgment of national experts, direct economic losses in Europe have been estimated to more than 3 billion Euros/year over the period 1976 to 2005, excluding environmental damage (European Commission, 2007). These losses are expected to increase significantly over the 21st century due to climate change. Regardless of the ultimate monetary losses, there are many policy and management options that can be taken at EU and member state level to reduce drought impacts and related losses, given that knowledge about these impacts exist. So far, monitoring efforts rely on environmental indicators only early-warning and prediction of droughts. These indices need to be better linked to impacts in specific sectors (agriculture, energy, transportation, water supply, etc.). In the EU-funded research project and follow-on studies, the EDII impact reports have been tested for use to construct drought impact functions in analogy to ‘damage & loss functions’, commonly used in disaster models. These tests have shown potential, but rely on adequate and continuous data gathering to inform the models and monitor a potentially changing vulnerability to drought in Europe. A continuous gathering of impact reports will be crucial to good risk modelling and management.

The online EDR database has two sections: a detailed summary of 11 major European (climatological) drought events and a tool that displays drought conditions on any day within the historical record (1958-2009). Maps showing climatological drought are interactive, allowing the user to watch the index progress with time. With integration into the EDO system, including its drought events database, and enabling access to near-real time data, it is envisaged that this could be a valuable add-on tool for monitoring drought conditions in Europe.

Both the EDR and the EDII are living databases and promising sources for further research on drought impacts, vulnerabilities and risks across Europe as well as for operational applications such as drought monitoring and early warning activities. A key service provided by EDII is the information basis on the extensive variety of impacts found across Europe and its documentation as well as hierarchical coding. This insight can therefore inform drought policy planning and risk management at national to international levels. The EDII database can be considered an EU database on losses and damages due to drought situations, and it could contribute to the national collection of information and data as promoted by the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Supporting this proposal is a first step to capitalise on these research efforts and the economic investment done so far, exploring ways to allow a sustainable continuity of the activity.

Task - Report summarizing the main findings from the feasibility study, including a roadmap for implementation and recommendations for further development of the EDR/EDII databases to the benefit of the European member states

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D1.1 Draft road map Meeting
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D1.2 Second meeting Meeting
M2
D1.3 Final roadmap report and presentation Final report

PDF
Final Report

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PURPOSE, OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE

In May 2016 the joint Research Centre of the European Commission, through the former Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, signed an agreement with the Ministero Dipartimento dei Vigili del Fuoco del Soccorso Pubblico e della Difesa Civile, having between others, the objective to obtain the scientific data needed to understand better the process involving the management of the crisis information from the first notification to the first-hand observation and then to the resolution.

To this aim, the JRC has been providing, on the basis of an End-User License Agreement, the graphical map component Field Reporting Tool, hence forward FRT, together with complementary tools and documentation. On the other hand, the Italian Fire Corps will make this development available to the member states to evaluate its functionalities and its possible use by other entities. Said graphical map component FRT has been developed and tested on Windows 10 platform. Such choice proved valuable in saving iteration time between the different phases of development and testing.

However, the penetration of Windows 10 into the mobile market is limited, while more than 60% of the mobile terminals worldwide run on Android. For this very reason, porting FRT to Android will ensure a significant step forward in reaching the stated objectives. On the server side, interoperability services will be implemented. In particular, each event will be automatically converted into a CAP (Common Alerting Protocol) alert to be sent to the CAP Router for further distribution on the basis or applicable rules and agreements.

Task 1 - Analyse the newest available version of the FRT application to extract requirements, functionalities and data structures. Analyse the widest possible range of the available software design tools able to write the software code using a development environment which could allow producing a functioning application running over I0S as well as over WIN10 and Android and maintained thereof.

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D1.1 Analysis of the FRT application to extract requirements, functionalities and data structures and of the available software design tools able to write the software code into a meta-language. Report
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Task 2 - Design a common architecture able to allow a fluid interaction between FRT applications running over different operating systems, namely WIN 10, 10S and Android. Such design will have to ensure consistent interfaces and functionalities notwithstanding the operating system in use.

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D2.1 Design an architecture to allow interactions between FRT running over WIN10,IOS and Android. Report M2

Task 3 – Implementation of the above-described software architecture into an application running on Android, able to provide a user experience similar, if not identical to the one experienced using the WIN 10-based application.

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D3.1 Implementation into an application running on IOS Report
M2-M3-M4

Task 4 – Writing of detailed manuals for users and system administrators. Such manuals will allow the users and the system administrators to use and configure said application even when no specific training courses were delivered.

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D4.1 Writing of manuals for users and system administrators. Final report
pdf
User Manual

pdf
Technical Specification
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PURPOSE, OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE

The objective of the proposal is to perform a joint Greek-Turkish post-event study of the strong earthquake (Mw6.3) that ruptured offshore south Lesvos Isl. (Greece) on 12 June 2017 as well as of the small tsunami in Turkish and Greek coasts that associated the earthquake. This event is the first that happened in that area in the modern instrumental period of seismicity. Therefore, valuable instrumental data are available to better understand the seismotectonics of the area and the field of ground motion produced by the earthquake. In addition, since the earthquake caused damage mainly in south Lesvos but also in other areas (e.g. Chios Isl., Greece; several localities in W. Turkey) macroseismic data sets are very useful to assess the level of damage and to interpret the damage geographical distribution. The small tsunami triggered by the earthquake was recorded from several sea level stations in Greece and Turkey, shot in videos and observed by eyewitnesses, reminded the tsunami hazard existing not only in the area but in the Mediterranean Sea in general. Therefore, the study will also include analysis of the tsunami observations and comparison with the results of tsunami numerical modeling both with moderate and fine-gridded bathymetric/topographic data aiming to test the validity of the earthquake and tsunami models. Finally, the improvement of the tidegauge network in the area will be examined in the prospect of improving early warning capabilities.

Revealing the existence of tsunami-prone coastal regions in Aegean Sea, the outcomes of this proposal would remarkably contribute to emphasize the tsunami potential in Aegean Sea and would satisfy the needs of national authorities, both in Greece and Turkey and also in the neighboring countries in Mediterranean Sea, in order to increase public awareness and preparedness in the region against tsunami disaster.

The proposed study will incorporate three main parts.

  • The first will focus in the past earthquake and tsunami history of the East Aegean Sea where the shock of 12 June 2017 occurred. The aim is to evaluate the level of knowledge so far about the earthquake phenomena that produce tsunamis in the area, the potential of tsunami generation and the mechanism s that drive tsunami generation.
  • In the second part the intention is to study in details the strong earthquake (Mw6.3) of 12 June 2017, its aftershock sequence, the focal mechanism, the rupture process in the seismic source, the field of strong ground motion (ground accelerations, shake map), the building damage and the ground failures caused.
  • Having collected all these types of knowledge, the third part of the study will focus in understanding the generation of the small tsunami from the particular seismic source. Tsunami observations will be compiled from official reports, eyewitness accounts, and video records. Tsunami simulation will follow based on a homogeneous seismic fault model (Okada elastic deformation) and a heterogeneous fault model represented by the rupture model expected to come out from the second part of the study. I t is intended to use bathymetry of high resolution in order to calculate sea level fluctuations at the tide gauges compatible with the recorded values. The validity of the models will be tested by comparing tsunami hydrodynamic parameters (e.g. wave amplitude, current velocity, flow depth, wave first motion polarity etc.). The third part of the study will also include suggestions for increasing the instrumental monitoring capabilities of tsunamis in the area.

Task 1 - Compilation and evaluation of past earthquakes and tsunami events in East Aegean Sea.

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D1.1 Past earthquakes and tsunami events in the East Aegean Sea Report
pdf
M1

Task 2 - Study of the 12 June 2017 Aegean Sea earthquake (Mw6.3).

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D2.1 Seismic evaluation of the Mw6.3, 12 June 2017 East Aegean Sea earthquake Report
pdf
M2

Task 3 – Determination of tsunami hydrodynamic parameters due to the Mw6.3 Aegean Sea earthquake of 12 June 2017 by tsunami simulations.

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D3.1 Simulation results of the tsunami generated by the Mw6.3, 12 June 2017 East Aegean Sea earthquake Report
pdf
M3-M4

Task 4 – Conclusions - Recommendations for the Tsunami Risk Reduction in the MS and the Mediterranean Region.

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D4.1 Conclusions and recommendations for the Tsunami risk reduction in the MS and the Mediterranean Region. Final report
pdf
M4

PURPOSE, OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE

The workshop aimed at an effective utilization of the existing national and European expertise and best practices in the Energy Sector, taking into consideration the specific needs of the relevant stakeholders. Through technical advice and methodologies, the workshop delivered (over two days) up to date research outputs and security concepts to the relevant end-users. The participants from both the private and public sector, as well as other key stakeholders benefited from enhanced cooperation and coordination, and the establishment of informal networks across the sector. Furthermore, the outcomes of the workshop, will serve as best practice and added value for the EU Member States as a whole.
The list of the presentations HERE

PURPOSE, OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE

The European Union has provided, within the FP7 and Horizon 2020 Framework Programmes for research and innovation, significant funding for collaborative research projects dealing with the impact of extreme events (geophysical and hydro-meteorological hazards) and cascade effects on critical infrastructures. Building on the technical dialogue already established by the projects and as most of them ended recently, it is timely to disseminate their results to stakeholders, collect their feedback and put forward common recommendations.

The workshop aimed to:

  • provide an overview of the progress made by the projects with focus on the results that may be used in practice,
  • collect feedback from stakeholders,
  • identify knowledge gaps and research needs for better scientific support to policy implementation.

 

More than 60 participants from 13 Member States, Norway and Switzerland attended the workshop. They represented critical infrastructure operators, research institutions and academia, practitioners/consultants, insurance companies and services of the European Commission. The participants expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to disseminate their work, liaise with other research groups, collect information on the available tools and knowledge, understand the needs of end-users and discuss concerns and ideas for future research.


The list of the presentations HERE

PURPOSE, OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE

The impact of natural hazards on chemical installations has caused major chemical accidents worldwide. This so-called “Natech” risk is increasing due to more industrialization and climate change. This has been recognized in a recent amendment of the EU Seveso Directive in which the need to protect chemical installations against the risks of natural hazards has been rendered more explicit, as well as in the Sendai Framework for Action which explicitly includes technological and cascading risks. The training was specifically designed with a view to support Member States in the frame of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism, as well as to assist them in the implementation of the Seveso Directive. More specifically, the training:

  1. Familiarized the participants with the concept of Natech risk and introduced different Natech risk-reduction options.
  2. Presented the JRC’s RAPID-N framework for rapid Natech risk assessment and mapping and demonstrated its use for screening for Natech risk hot spots in countries and regions by providing hands-on training.
  3. Built capacity in identifying, preventing and preparing for Natech risks on specific sites and across a geographic area.

 

The list of the presentations HERE

PURPOSE, OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE

The service aims to test methodologies for the estimation of the expected damage level and economic losses to buildings due to the tsunami impact. Since such estimations should be reliable for practical implementation, emphasis will be given to test the dependence of the results on the several parameters and assumptions inserted in the method. The objective is to identify the key recommendations (for modelling and input data), to guarantee the usability and the usefulness of the ex-ante loss assessment for disaster risk management, considering aspects of validity and possibility to extend the developed methodology to other European regions. The service will provide detailed explanation of the methodology implemented to extract input for indicators related to the Sendai Framework.

Task 1 - Tsunami Scenario Selection- Data Collection.

Identifying the worst case scenario in the study area in terms of tsunami impact and collection of the needed data for the numerical simulation of the impact. The activities will be performed by GIS mapping.
Deliverables Title Type Timing
  Tsunami Scenario Selection - Data Collection Data to be sued
for the study
pdf
M1

Task 2 - Determination of Inundation Zone.

Detecting the inundation zone by a numerical simulation of the tsunami with respect to the identified scenario. The activities will be performed by GIS mapping.
Deliverables Title Type Timing
  Determination of Inundation Zone Maps and methodology
pdf
M2

Task 3 - Ex-ante Loss Assessment: People Affected and Economic Losses related to damaged buildings.

Performing an ex-ante evaluation of the expected impact in the tsunami inundation zone. The assessment will be performed with respect to the people potentially affected and expected economic losses due to damaged and destroyed buildings.
Deliverables Title Type Timing
  Ex-ante Loss Assessment: People Affected and Economic Losses due to damaged buildings. Results and methodology M2.5

Task 4 - Results Evaluation -Applicability to other Hazard Types.

Assessing the results with respect to the data needed for the simulations and the uncertainty in the outcomes related to the resolution of the data. Identify the key relevant outcomes for the reproducibility of the methodology.
Deliverables Title Type Timing
  Results Evaluation - Applicability to other Hazard Types Results and proposed methodology
pdf
M3

Task 5 - Identification of the key recommendations.

The objective is to identify the key recommendations (for modelling and input data), to guarantee the usability and the usefulness of the ex-ante loss assessment for disaster risk management, considering aspects of validity and possibility to extend the developed methodology to other European regions. The report will provide detailed explanation of the methodology implemented to extract input for indicators related to the Sendai Framework.
Deliverables Title Type Timing
D1 Identification of the key recommendations Final Report
pdf
M3.5

PURPOSE, OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE

The purpose of the technical specification of the contract is to describe the task and responsibility of the Expert. The main objective is to acquire sound evidence on how the manifestation of residual flood risk (i.e. overtopping of newly-built structural defences) has acted to influence the flood risk management outcomes negotiated by a collective multi-stakeholder ‘community of resilience practice’ in Cumbria, UK.

Task 1 - Analysing the collective multi-stakeholder ‘community of resilience practice’ after the impact of ‘Storm Desmond’ in Cumbria, UK.

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D1.1 Situation of the multi-stakeholder ‘community of resilience practice’ before the ‘Storm Desmond’ in Cumbria, UK Report
pdf
M1
D1.2 Situation of the multi-stakeholder ‘community of resilience practice’ after the ‘Storm Desmond’ in Cumbria, UK: changes induced by the event. Report pdf M2

Task 2 - Assessing and Analysing how the Storm Desmond has acted as catalysts for institutional changes of flood risk management.

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D2.1 Analysing how the Storm Desmond has acted as catalysts for institutional changes of flood risk management Report
pdf
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Task 3 - Identification of the key recommendations for flood-risk management policy change based on the understanding of an extreme event.

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D3.1 Key recommendations for flood-risk management policy improvements based on the understanding of a recent extreme event Final Report
pdf
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PURPOSE, OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE

The main objective is to acquire sound evidence of the feasibility of achieving INSPIRE compliant services that provide a coherent set of spatial data in line with the requirements of the above mentioned legal frameworks and guidelines. The reports produced within this contract will provide the required evidence by illustrating the methodology to be applied.

Task 1 - Analyse the current disaster loss data collection in the Catalonia Region

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D1.1 Current situation of damage and loss data collection in the Catalunya Region in the context of Spain Report
pdf Deliberable
pdf Annex A
pdf Annex B
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Task 2 - Identifying needs in terms of data collection and analysis

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D2.1 Identifying gaps and needs for the Catalunya Region in the national and international contexts Report
pdf
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Task 3 – Definition of data categories and databases structure.

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D3.1 Definition of the architecture of a platform and database to collect, store and query damage and loss data Technical report
pdf
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Task 4 - Implementation of a pilot using Regional dataset.

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D4.1 Pilot test on the case study of the 2013 Val d’Aran Flood Technical report
pdf
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Task 5 - Identification of the key architectural, procedural and organizational issues.

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D5.1 Key organizational requirements for the usability of the platform and database for collecting and recording disaster damages and loss data according to European Directives and Guidance for responding to the Sendai Framework requests Final Report
pdf
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PURPOSE, OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE

The Support Service requested is to perform a study to contribute to the identification of relevant inputs on Disaster Loss data from Sendai Framework, EU Flood Directive and Guidance for Recording and Sharing Disaster Damage and Loss Data followed by the harmonization of natural hazard/risk data applying INSPIRE Directive [4]. The main objective is to achieve INSPIRE compliant services that provide a coherent set of spatial data in line with the requirements of the above mentioned legal frameworks and guidelines.

Task 1 - Harmonization of relevant category and indicators on Disaster Loss data from EU Flood Directive and Guidance for Recording and Sharing Disaster Damage and Loss Data.

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D1.1 Harmonization of relevant inputs on Disaster Loss data from Sendai Framework, EU Flood Directive and Guidance for Recording and Sharing Disaster Damage and Loss Data Report
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M1

Task 2 - Improvement of Flood-Cat platform for reporting and exporting Disaster Loss Data

Deliverables Title Type Timing
T2.1 Improvement of Flood-Cat platform for reporting and exporting Disaster Loss Data according to the minimum requirements of the Guidance for Recording and Sharing Disaster Damage and Loss Data Update of Flood Cat UML model Other (web-platform) UML model M3
D2.1 Assessment of the extension of Flood-Cat Platform for reporting and exporting data according to UML Flood Disaster Data Model that extends the data model published in the INSPIRE Natural Risk Zones Technical Guidelines Report
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M5

Task 3 – Test of the updated FloodCat platform in a pilot Regional dataset: lessons learnt towards the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR.

Deliverables Title Type Timing
D3.1 Test of the updated FloodCat platform in a pilot Regional dataset: lessons learnt towards the implementation of the Sendai Framework" Report
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M6