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

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.

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)

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ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 638 750

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 742 375

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 741 850

KENTRO KAINOTOMON TECHNOLOGION AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 607 293,75

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 659 500

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 645 690

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO

France

EU Contribution

€ 667 250

LUONNONVARAKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 728 812,50

OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 803 187,50

THE GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 606 362,50

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 708 750

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 266 650

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 345 968,75

PERIFEREIA STEREAS ELLADAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 405 218,75

PNO CONSULTANTS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 334 906,25

AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PREVENZIONE, L'AMBIENTE E L'ENERGIA DELL'EMILIA-ROMAGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 619 000

SWECO GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 347 025

NATURALEA CONSERVACIO, SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 380 493,75

KAJO SRO

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 489 203

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 123 906,25

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 114 125

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Hong Kong

COLD AND ARID REGIONS ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH INSTITUTE

China

UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST

Australia

INSTITUTE OF REMOTE SENSING AND DIGITAL EARTH - CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

China

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 776848

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 July 2018

  • End date

    30 June 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.1.2.

H2020-EU.3.5.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 696 501,68

  • EU contribution

    € 12 257 343,25

Coordinated by:

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy