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Capacity Development for Hazard Risk Reduction and
Adaptation

Objective

"The coordinating action, Capacity Development for Hazard Risk reduction and Adaptation,or CATALYST, brings together scientists, stakeholders and networks to identify and share the best of knowledge, know-how and practices related to natural hazard and disaster risk reduction (NH/DRR), including adaptation. Its ultimate objective will be the strengthening of capacity development in this area. Strengthening of capacity development will be achieved by facilitating knowledge exchange and improving the science-application interface; deepening and adding value to the body of integrated knowledge on NH/DRR; identifying key gaps in current NH/DRR knowledge and research; reinforcement of existing European and International network capacity; increasing the capacity of NGOs and SMEs to mainstream NH/DRR in their activities; the effective dissemination of the findings of the coordinating action; and the development of an enduring NH/DRR reference website and online discussion forum.

A core activity of CATaLySTis the convening of stakeholders including researchers and practitioners in a think tank allowing virtual and face-to-face exchange on areas of concern such as methodological limitations and data gaps, as well as best practices. This coordinating action will also establish and maintain during the project's duration, an information archive (as part of the project website) that is easily accessible to the research community for finding out more about existing NH/DRR resources and research work. The archive will be transferred together with the website to an existing organisation or SME concerned with NH/DRR to ensure that it is maintained and enhanced."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/natural disaster

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Address
Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 155 471
Administrative Contact
Riccardo Tarquini (Mr.)

Participants (6)

SEECONSULT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 130 347,40
Address
Wilhelm Raabe Hof 28
49076 Osnabruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Caroline Van Bers (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 114 607
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR THE DEVELOPING WORLD
Italy
EU contribution
€ 126 217,20
Address
Strada Costiera
TS34014 Trieste
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Schaffer (Dr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 72 391,68
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fons Jaspers (Mr.)
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 165 984,80
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
1350 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Peter Van Der Keur (Dr.)
UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY
Japan
EU contribution
€ 78 912,50
Address
Jingumae 5 Chome 53-70
150 8925 Shibuya Ku Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Koko Warner (Dr.)