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Framework to integrate Space-based and in-situ sENSing for dynamic vUlnerability and recovery Monitoring

Objective

SENSUM will deliver innovative methodologies and software tools for dynamic, multi-resolution monitoring of pre-disaster vulnerability and preparedness and post-disaster recovery planning and monitoring, based on current and future space-based products and a novel approach to in-situ observation for data rich and data poor countries.
For this project, earthquake and landslide related vulnerability indicators are considered through test-cases in and outside Europe. The project responds to the urgent need to monitor and map time-dependent hazard and vulnerability, by triangulating space-based and in-situ data-collection, according to the type and extent of the natural hazard. The project will analyse the data needs of the end users through the three civil protection partners.
A novel sampling framework will be developed that guides the in-situ data collection and integration process. Novel in-situ data collection tools (e.g. omni-directional imaging) will be included. Advanced analysis and processing of current and future space-based products will enhance the approach. Uncertainties will be fully considered. Soon-to-be-released space products such as DLR Global Urban Footprint will be validated and their integration with the proposed methodologies explored. Data needs for post-disaster recovery will be addressed within the same framework, resulting in a comprehensive methodological solution to the monitoring of time-varying indicators at multiple spatial scales throughout the disaster cycle.
The consortium of 8 prominent scientific institutions and highly skilled SMEs has considerable experience in their respective fields. Many partners currently collaborate on the Global Earthquake Model Inventory Data Collection Tool (GEM IDCT). The ultimate goal is to produce a multi-resolution time varying indicator monitoring framework that applies to the whole disaster cycle. The framework is intended to become the de-facto standard for future mapping of vulnerabilities.

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2012-1
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Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Germany

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claas Schippmann (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 544 620,94

Participants (7)

CENTRO EUROPEO DI FORMAZIONE E RICERCA IN INGEGNERIA SISMICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 326 840
Address
Via Ferrata 1
27100 Pavia

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fabio Germagnoli (Dr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 283 912,26
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sibel Gür (Ms.)
STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 294 393
Address
Sognsv 72
0855 Oslo

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bjoern Kalsnes (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 174 596,40
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY, EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING AND SEISMOLOGY OF THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN
Tajikistan
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Aini 267
734063 Dushanbe

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pulat Yasunov (Dr.)
CENTRAL-ASIAN INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED GEOSCIENCES
Kyrgyzstan
EU contribution
€ 103 340
Address
Timur Frunze Str 73 2
720027 Bishkek

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karabek Uzakbaev (Dr.)
IMAGECAT LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 185 980,40
Address
Woodfield Lane 63
KT212BT Ashtead

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erin Norris (Ms.)