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Explosive eruption risk and decision support for eu populations threatened by volcanoes

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVR1-CT-2002-40026

  • Start date

    1 December 2002

  • End date

    31 May 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 469 942

  • EU contribution

    € 1 975 532

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy

Objective

In the last few decades the population worldwide has become concentrated in age conurbations at high risk from volcanic disasters. The most serious hazards are represented by the occurrence of pyroclastic flows and tephra fallout at European cities on explosive volcanoes and volcanic islands. Whatever the policy to mitigate such a huge risk might be, quantification of risk in association with a range of eruption scenarios, their impact, and mitigation are the fundamental priorities. This project addresses these critical issues by advancing critical scientific and technological facilities (i.e. the infrastructures), needed in volcanic risk assessment and mitigation, such as the computer models to simulate the process dynamics, the vulnerability databases, and the probabilistic risk assessment protocol. The project also aims to apply these facilities to those European volcanoes at high risk Vesuvius, Soufriere, Sete Cidades, Teide) so that they become a technology platform for exploitation at volcanoes throughout the world capable of supporting officials in deciding development and planning priorities as well as decision making in volcanic crises.

Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Address

Via Diocleziano 328
80124 Napoli

Italy

Participants (10)

ASPINALL & ASSOCIATES

United Kingdom

BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD

United Kingdom

CAMBRIDGE ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH LIMITED

United Kingdom

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LA GESTIONE DEL CENTRO DI CALCOLO ELETTRONICO DELL'ITALIA NORD ORIENTALE

Italy

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS

France

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDADE DOS ACORES

Portugal

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF LUTON

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVR1-CT-2002-40026

  • Start date

    1 December 2002

  • End date

    31 May 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 469 942

  • EU contribution

    € 1 975 532

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy