Increasing Resilience through Earth Observation for the Shkodra area
The technical workshop held on 14 May 2013 at the Ministry of Interior, Department of Civil protection in Tirana was jointly organized by the UNESCO Venice Office, the General Directorate for Civil Emergencies of Albania, the Albanian National Commission for UNESCO, in partnership with the Geoville Group (Austria) and the support of CIMA Foundation in Albania, as part of the planned activities of the EU-funded project IncREO-Increasing Resilience through Earth Observation (FP7-SPACE-2012-1).
The workshop involved project partners and end-users in order to assess and jointly develop an EO geo-information product for risk prevention and preparedness through EO imagery elaboration in the region of Shkodra. The workshop is an important step to the development of maps to be technically specified and made available to the government of Albania, whose departments and ministries are asked to share their requirements and data with UNESCO and with the product developers partners, to test the developed products and to employ them in order to achieve higher societal benefits in the flood disaster risk prevention and reduction area.
Photo credit : ©Directorate of Planning and Coordination of Civil Emergencies, Albanian Ministry of Interior