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Mitigate and assess risk from volcanic impact on terrain and human activities

Mitigate and assess risk from volcanic impact on terrain and human activities

Objective

In EU countries, volcanic risks assessment and management are tackled through scientific knowledge and monitoring, although there is still a need for integration between all risk management components. For international cooperation partner countries (ICPCs), the risk management depends on local situations but is often less favourable. Therefore, following UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction recommendations and starting from shared existing knowledge and practices, the MIA-VITA project aims at developing tools and integrated cost effective methodologies to mitigate risks from various hazards on active volcanoes (prevention, crisis management and recovering). Such methodology will be designed for ICPCs contexts but will be helpful for European stakeholders to improve their experience in volcanic risk management. The project multidisciplinary team gathers civil defence agencies, scientific teams (earth sciences, social sciences, building, soil, agriculture, Information Technologies and telecommunications) and an IT private company. The scientific work will focus on: 1) risk assessment methodology based on a multi-risk approach developed at Mt Cameroon by one of the partners in cooperation with Cameroonian institutions 2) cost efficient monitoring tools designed for poorly monitored volcanoes (satellite & gas analysis & volcano-seismology) 3) improvement in terms of vulnerability assessment (people, buildings and biosphere) 4) socio-economic surveys to enhance community resilience 5) Integrated information system (data organisation and transfers, communications) taking advantage of GEONETCast initiative Results will be achieved with help from local scientists and stakeholders in Africa (Cameroon, Cape Verde), in Asia (Indonesia, Philippines) and will be validated on a European volcano (Montserrat). The objectives will be reached through sharing/transfer of know-how, through scientific and technological developments, and through dissemination/training.
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Coordinator

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

Address

3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 691 497,50

Administrative Contact

Pierre Thierry (Dr.)

Participants (14)

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ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 400 712

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 322 084,25

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 226 110,04

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 99 777,50

KELL SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 247 929,75

INESC ID - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 214 741,60

UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 389 094

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 95 890

MINISTERE DE L'INTERIEUR, DE L'OUTREMER ET DES COLLECTIVITES TERRITORIALES DIRECTION DE LA DEFENSE ET DE LA SECURITE CIVILES

France

EU Contribution

€ 17 700

PRESIDENZA DEL CONSIGLIO DEI MINISTRI - DIPARTIMENTO DELLA PROTEZIONE CIVILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 148 350

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE METEOROLOGIA E GEOFISICA

Cape Verde

EU Contribution

€ 185 594,40

MINISTERE DE L'INDUSTRIE, DES MINES ET DU DEVELOPPEMENT TECHNOLOGIQUE

Cameroon

EU Contribution

€ 108 608

Departemen Energi dan Sumber Daya Mineral

Indonesia

EU Contribution

€ 150 675

PHILIPPINE INSTITUTE OF VOLCANOLOGY AND SEISMOLOGY

Philippines

EU Contribution

€ 176 400

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 211393

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2008

  • End date

    30 November 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 028 096,76

  • EU contribution

    € 3 475 164,04

Coordinated by:

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France