22.11.2013 - UNESCO Venice Office

IncREO Workshop: EO-based solutions to improve preparedness and mitigation planning for areas highly vulnerable to natural disasters

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The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy), will organize on 26-27 November the technical workshop of the EU IncREO project. The purpose of the event is to promote the involvement of local administrations within the identified demonstration case area of Alpago in Veneto Region, Italy, in order to enhance the collection of data and to validate Earth Observation (EO) imagery-based products for risk and vulnerability analysis and mapping.

The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy) will organize on 26-27 November the technical workshop of the EU IncREO project. The purpose of the event is to promote the involvement of local administrations within the identified demonstration case area of Alpago in Veneto Region, Italy, in order to enhance the collection of data and to validate Earth Observation (EO) imagery-based products for risk and vulnerability analysis and mapping.

In particular, the identified hot spots for risk and the demonstrative test of the Alpago mountain area will be presented by representatives from the municipal authorities of the local communities of Chies, Farra, Pieve, Puos, and Tambre. Their needs and requirements will help advance the product specification of the IncREO project, which is supported by a number of project partners, with the support of the project partners of the specific Working Package: Astrium Services - Infoterra, National Research Council - Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection (CNR-IRPI), GEOMER, University of Twente, and in close cooperation with Veneto’s Civil Protection Agency.

These EO-based solutions should contribute to improving preparedness and mitigation planning for areas that are highly vulnerable to natural disasters, such as it applies to Alpago. Here, there are multiple risks such as seismic, floods, deep and shallow landslides. Therefore the project activities aim to produce asset layers, vulnerability layers/maps and multi-risk maps capable of supporting emergency responders and municipal administrators in their emergency planning to avert or reduce the impact of recorded hazards in that territory. 

IncREO is funded by the European Commission under the programme Copernicus, which aims to enhance the EU’s capacity in Global Monitoring for Environment and Security. The UNESCO Venice Office is a partner of the project which is coordinated by Astrium Services.

IncREO website at: http://www.increo-fp7.eu/




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