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PHUSICOS: 'According to nature' - solutions to reduce risk in mountain landscapes

Objective

PHUSICOS, meaning 'According to nature' in Greek, demonstrates how nature-based solutions (NBSs) provide robust, sustainable and cost-effective measures for reducing the risk of extreme weather events in rural mountain landscapes. Although mountains amplify risks, and even more so under extreme weather events, mountainous regions do not receive the same attention as densely populated urban areas in European disaster risk reduction plans. PHUSICOS's underlying premise is that nature itself is a source of ideas and solutions for mitigating the risk posed by climate-driven natural hazards. However, there is a lack of adequate proof of concept for NBSs to address hydro-meteorological events in rural and mountainous regions. PHUSICOS will fill the knowledge gap specifically related to NBSs for hydro-meteorological hazards (flooding, erosion, landslides and drought) by implementing NBSs at several European case study sites. These sites comprise 3 large-scale demonstrator sites Italy, Frane/Spain/Andorra and Norway; and 2 small-scale complementary concept cases in Austria and Germany. The three demonstrator sites are representative of hydro-meteorological hazards, vegetation, topography and infrastructure throughout rural and mountainous regions in Europe. They have already guaranteed external financing and are currently in the process of implementing disaster risk reduction measures that are open to broader implementation of NBSs through the application of the PHUSICOS key innovation actions. The concept cases will be used for testing innovative ideas at local scale. PHUSICOS relies on a transdisciplinary consortium of 15 partners from seven European Countries, with expertise from public authorities, research institutes and universities to develop innovative actions on five fronts: technical, service, governance, learning arena and product innovations. PHUSICOS will also utilise the experience of three international partners and results of European research projects.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2017-TwoStage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT
Address
Sognsveien 72
N-0855 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 2 208 000

Participants (15)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 474 000
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 637 500
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 482 500
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 233 000
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
53100 Siena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RISQUES ET DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 151 200
Address
48 Avenue Trespoey
64000 Pau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 497 000
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 470 000
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OPPLAND FYLKESKOMMUNE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 472 000
Address
Kirkegata 76
2609 Lillehammer
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CONSORCIO DE LA COMUNIDAD DE TRABAJO DE LOS PIRINEOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 185 000
Address
Avenida Nuestra Senora De La Victoria 8 Edificio
22700 Jaca
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AUTORITA DI BACINO DISTRETTUALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 425 000
Address
Via Vittorio Veneto 1
55100 Lucca
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 230 000
Address
Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra
Activity type
Research Organisations
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 420 000
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCE TER
France
EU contribution
€ 224 000
Address
18-20 Rue Du Faubourg Du Temple
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 363 000
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments