improved forecasting techniques can now give a degree of advanced
warning about impending natural disasters, our knowledge of the
mechanisms and events generating natural and technological hazards
must be significantly improved. The aim is to develop technologies
and methods for environmental impact assessment, risk forecasting,
prevention, evaluation and mitigation.
priorities will focus on the following key areas:
of factors increasing the level of natural risks;
models and tools for hazard vulnerability and risk assessment;
tools and methods for information management;
methods and technologies to combat disasters and alleviate their
of the operational safety of hazardous installations.