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OPEn-air laboRAtories for Nature baseD solUtions to Manage environmental risks

Objective

Severe hydro-meteorological phenomena are having a high impact in European territories and are of global concern. The science behind these phenomena is complex and advancement in knowledge proceeds with progress in data acquisition and forecasting useful for real-scenario interventions. The employment of nature-based solutions (NBS) to mitigate the impact of hydro-meteorological phenomena is not adequately demonstrated, still uncoordinated at the European level, therefore not reaching full potential. Actions to achieve highest NBS impact requires strategies to enhance societal acceptance, policy strengthening while demonstrating advantages for market development.
The objective of OPERANDUM is to reduce hydro-meteorological risks in European territories through co-designed, co-developed, deployed, tested and demonstrated innovative green and blue/grey/hybrid NBS, and push business exploitation. It aims provision of science-evidence for the usability of NBS, best practices for their design based on participatory processes. It foresees a multiple level of stakeholders engagement from the local community up to the international level to leverage widest possible NBS acceptance to promote its diffusion as a good practice. It establishes the framework for the strengthening of NBS-based policies according to local legislation and promotes technology and innovation in NBS to create a European leadership.
OPERANDUM is based on open-air laboratories (OALs), a fairly new concept that expands the Living Labs to a wider vision for natural and rural areas. In OALs novel NBS in seven European countries and three in China and Australia are implemented to address specific risks and their effectiveness, assessed through innovative monitoring systems and cutting-edge numerical modelling approaches. OPERANDUM realizes a multi-dimensional open and flexible platform enabling stakeholders and end users to improve knowledge in NBS to mitigate climate change as well as ways to promote and exploit the improved/preserved environment while increasing business opportunities.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology/hydrometeorology
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2017-TwoStage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 281 025,25

Participants (25)

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 638 750
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 742 375
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNGGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 741 850
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
KENTRO KAINOTOMON TECHNOLOGION AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 607 293,75
Address
Alketou 25
116 33 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 659 500
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 645 690
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 667 250
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 728 812,50
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 803 187,50
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 362,50
Address
Cowcaddens Road, City Campus 70
G4 0BA Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 708 750
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 266 650
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 345 968,75
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PERIFEREIA STEREAS ELLADAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 405 218,75
Address
Ypsilandi 1
35131 Lamia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PNO CONSULTANTS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 334 906,25
Address
Laan Van Zuid Hoorn 15
2289 DC Rijswijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PREVENZIONE, L'AMBIENTE E L'ENERGIA DELL'EMILIA-ROMAGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 619 000
Address
Via Po 5
40139 Bologna
Activity type
Research Organisations
SWECO GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 347 025
Address
Friedrich-missler-strasse 42
28211 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATURALEA CONSERVACIO, SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 380 493,75
Address
Can Carner Terra Alta - Pol.ind. 51
08211 Castellar Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KAJO SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 489 203
Address
Sladkovicova 228/8
014 01 Bytca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 123 906,25
Address
Wood Quay Civic Offices
Dublin 8 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 114 125
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Hong Kong
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Pokfulam Road
Pokfulam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COLD AND ARID REGIONS ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH INSTITUTE
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Donggang West Road 320
730000 Lanzhou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Sippy Downs Drive 1
4556 Sippy Downs
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF REMOTE SENSING AND DIGITAL EARTH - CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
North No Jia-20, Datun Road, An Ding Men Wai, Chaoyang District
100101 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations