NORSAR is leading a new EU project together with Oslo municipality and partners from 6 European countries to enhanced assessment of disaster risks and to improved disaster risk management and governance.
Project period: 2022-2025
Funding source: Horizon Europe (project no 101074075)
Project manager: NORSAR
Partners: Stichting Deltares, University of Strathclyde, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), University College London, Icelandic Meteorological Office, Anglia Ruskin University Higher Education Corporation, IMT Mines Albi-Carmaux – Ècole Mines-Télécom, Haskoli Islands – University of Iceland, R2M Solution, RINA Consulting S.p.A., IUSS – Scuola Universitaria Superiore Pavia, Oslo kommune – Beredskapsetaten, Essex County Council, Metropolis Nice Côte d’Azur, Austurbru Municipality
MEDiate is an interdisciplinary research collaboration with the aim of making European societies more resilient to local and regional natural disasters. This will be achieved by contributing to the reduction of human, economic, and environmental losses from future natural disasters, such as wildfires, landslides, floods, heatwaves, and earthquakes.
The project will contribute to improved multi-hazard risk assessments and to the development of a state-of-the-art and dynamic decision support tool that local and regional authorities can use to manage disaster risks. The tool will provide users with the ability to build accurate scenarios and evaluate the effect of preventive measures for both single events and combined natural hazards. The leading experts in their field part of the MEDiate consortium will work closely with local and regional authorities to ensure that MEDiate delivers solutions that are user-led and supported by relevant technology.
Read more about MEDiate on the project's own website.