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A smart system developed by EU-funded researchers for assessing the structural health of buildings in near real time could help save lives, time, and money in the aftermath of a natural or manmade disaster.
Published: 8 April 2019
Extreme weather events due to climate change cause damage to people, assets and property. EU-funded project H2020_INSURANCE is combining climate services with destruction information to create an open-source computer programme which estimates and reduces the losses caused by such disasters.
Published: 22 March 2019
Published: 21 March 2019
An EU-funded project aims to better predict when and how severe weather will affect Europe, Asia and North America, enabling people on these continents to mitigate the adverse effects on their health and economies.
Published: 8 February 2019
An EU-funded project has brought together satellite-imaging data with crowd-sourced information from a mobile phone app to provide better information and warnings for citizens and emergency responders during flooding events.
Published: 14 January 2019
European cities face increasing hazards and disaster risks from extreme weather, terrorist attacks and insecurity. An EU-funded research project has provided guidelines and tools for cities to learn and share experiences and become better, more resilient places to live.
Published: 9 January 2019
With countries facing greater risks of flooding due to climate change, an EU-funded project is promoting access to experimental hydraulic research facilities, bringing researchers together and accelerating the application of cutting-edge science to speed up adaptation to climate change.
Published: 18 December 2018
As national and international emergency services start thinking about switching from standard radio networks to broadband, EU-funded researchers are ahead of the game with their secure, high-tech take on the traditional walkie-talkie.
Published: 28 November 2018
Persistent threats and challenges to our safety and security call for better action at the international level. An EU-funded project offers the means to advance and improve Europe's crisis management and disaster resilience capabilities through standardisation.
Published: 26 November 2018
Of all natural hazards, tsunamis are among those that can cause the highest number of deaths. The EU's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has developed the world's only automatic tsunami alerting system. It calculates wave height and travel time in one to two minutes and sends alerts automatically so that people flee the danger.
Published: 22 November 2018