IncREO - Increasing Resilience through Earth Observation

The IncREO technical workshop scheduled from 21-22 February in Venice, Italy, is organised by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe with the aim to coordinate the implementation of project activities, with particular emphasis on the working packages related to global risk vulnerability modelling and mapping, and correlated end-users packages. The identified hot spots for risk and the demonstrative test areas are Lake Skadar (Albania), the Alpago mountain area of the Veneto region and the upper Tagliamento river of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region (Italy).

IncREO - Increasing Resilience through Earth Observation is a collaborative project under the call FP7-SPACE-2012-1 in support of emergency response management and risk-preparedness. Its overall objective is to provide actors responsible for disaster management, risk prevention, civil protection and also spatial planning with EO-based solutions contributing particularly to an improved preparedness and mitigation planning for areas highly vulnerable to natural disasters and already noticeable climate change trends. These solutions will be adjusted to the users’ and end-users’ needs and will also reflect on short-term climate change scenarios and related legislature - at the national, supranational and European level. The IncREO project kicked off this year at a meeting at EC/REA in Brussels, Belgium, on 23-24 January.

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Photo credit : ©Y. Merz - IncREO Technical workshop; Wikimedia Commons - Western part of Lake Skadar