The work of the emergency services and those involved in civil protection and disaster management will be easier thanks to the work of the European project INCREO (“Increasing Resilience through Earth Observation”) funded by the 7th Framework Programme.
The impact of climate change is already being felt, and every year, Europe was hit by natural disasters such as floods. INCREO proposes solutions for earth observation designed to handle a variety of risks and adapted to meet the needs of the user. The project collects data about Earth observation by the EU program Copernicus, previously known as program Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES).
The project deals with situations INCREO multiple risks, for example in cases where different disasters may occur simultaneously or when one of them causes the other, and chose as use cases dam bursts, storm surges and high waves, the floods and landslides.
In October 2014, the project has created its first global map on the resilience and vulnerability of south and southeast Asia, available in the produce section of its website and has also uploaded a map of monitoring the movements of the surface county Buzau, Romania.
The international project brings together ten partners from seven countries, ranging from companies like Airbus to organizations involved in supporting vulnerable sites such as the UNESCO headquarters in Venice. Coordinated in France, INCREO has a total budget of nearly € 3 million, nearly 2 million of which were paid by the EU FP7.
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