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Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology Study

Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology Study

Objective

HydroMeteo and ICT: two worlds that should talk more to each other.

Summary:  In the Lisbon strategy, the 2005 European Council identified knowledge and innovation as the engines of sustainable growth and stated that it is essential to build a fully inclusive information society.  In parallel, the World Conference on Disaster Reduction (Hyogo, 2005), defined among its thematic priorities the improvement of international cooperation in hydrometeorology research activities.  This was confirmed at the Joint Press Conference of the Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Secretariat (2009), where it was noted that that flood and storm events are among the natural disasters that most impact human life.  Hydrometeorological science has made strong progress over the last decade at the European and worldwide level: new modelling tools, post processing methodologies and observational data are available.  Recent European efforts in developing a platform for e-science provide an ideal basis for the sharing of complex hydrometeorological data sets and tools.  Despite these early initiatives, however, the awareness of the potential of the Grid technology as a catalyst for future hydrometeorological research (HMR) is still low and both the adoption and the exploitation have astonishingly been slow, not only within individual EC member states, but also on a European scale. 

Objectives:  The main goals of DRIHMS are:

  • Cross fertilization to match HMR and ICT communities;
  • To boost European research excellence and competitiveness in hydrometeorological research and Grid research by bridging the gaps between these two communities. 

 

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Coordinator Contact

Antonio Parodi (Dr.)

Coordinator

Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale - Fondazione CIMA

Address

Via A. Magliotto 2
17100 Savona

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 113 928

Administrative Contact

ANTONIO PARODI (Dr.)

Participants (3)

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DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 49 541

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 43 249

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 43 282

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 246703

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2009

  • End date

    30 April 2011

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 320 924

  • EU contribution

    € 250 000

Coordinated by:

Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale - Fondazione CIMA

Italy