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Methods for the improvement of Vulnerability Assessment in Europe

Objective

MOVE will create knowledge, frameworks and methods for the assessment of vulnerability to natural hazards in Europe. It will use indices and indicators to help improve societal and environmental resilience. Floods, temperature extremes, droughts, landslides, earthquakes, wildfires and storms will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on clear, capable measurement and accounting for uncertainties. MOVE will identify gaps in existing methodologies. It will produce a conceptual framework that is independent of scale and hazard type. It analyse physical (technical), environmental, economic, social, cultural and institutional vulnerability. These will be measured for specific hazards and at different geographical scales. Methodologies will be tested in case study regions on vulnerable elements and appropriate hazard types. Case studies will enable the availability and quality of existing data at sub-national (NUTS 3-5) and local scales to be examined. MOVE will evaluate statistical data (for cities, from EUROSTAT, etc.) and remote sensing information. The case studies will integrate and combine economic damage and social vulnerability methods. The generic framework, data analysis and applicability tests will result in a standard approach to vulnerability assessment in Europe. Stakeholders will be consulted systematically in order to understand their needs and to enable MOVE to draw attention to the practical value of its methodologies. There will be six work-packages. First, terms will be defined and gaps in existing methodologies identified. Next, a generic framework will be developed, with variants for particular scales, hazards and situations. Thirdly, the methods will be applied to case studies. The fourth and fifth packages will develop co-operation processes with stakeholders and ensure that the framework and the methods are disseminated for the benefit of European citizens. Project co-ordination will occupy the final package.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/natural disaster
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 224 120
Administrative Contact
Sergio Boncinelli (Prof.)

Participants (12)

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 146 850
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Manuel Garcin (Dr.)
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 209 960
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Lang (Mr.)
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefan Schneiderbauer (Dr.)
ATLAS INNOGLOBE TERVEZO ES SZOLGALTATO KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 60 850
Address
Magdolna Ut 6
1221 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andras Vag (Mr.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 142 434
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Sognsveien 72
N-0855 Oslo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Farrokh Nadim (Dr.)
RUPPRECHT CONSULT-FORSCHUNG & BERATUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 199 200
Address
Clever Strasse 13 15
50668 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angela Rupprecht (Ms.)
CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 164 520
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Font Jornet (Ms.)
UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY
Japan
EU contribution
€ 252 000
Address
Jingumae 5 Chome 53-70
150 8925 Shibuya Ku Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joern Birkmann (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 126 000
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Detlef Niehange (Mr.)
FACULDADE DE LETRAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 105 200
Address
Via Panoramica
4150564 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fantina Tedim (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 146 933
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Glade (Prof.)