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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Project

EUROPEAN VOLCANO EARLY WARNING SYSTEM (EVE)

Area of activity / Keywords:

Volcanic risk, risk awarness, risk reduction, risk management, early warning system, e-tools, hazard assessment.

Summary of the action:

The EVE project will promote actions focusing on supranational and cross border risk awareness and risk communication by facilitating the interaction and cooperation between scientists and Civil Protection Agencies (CPs) to timely anticipate to volcanic disasters. The main objective of EVE is to facilitate prevention and preparedness of European Civil Protections in front of volcanic destructive phenomena by anticipating to new volcanic eruptions. EVE will help the Emergency Response Coordination Centre and the Joint Research Centre, developing a volcano EWS, as a main action to effectively contribute to the EU Disaster Rick Reduction (DRR) framework. Built upon the previous EC ECHO funded project VeTOOLS (SI2.695524), which was based on previous volcanological knowledge provided by several EU funded projects, the aim of EVE is to combine the knowledge on the past eruptive behaviour of the volcano with the analysis of real time monitoring in order to construct the European volcano EWS. This EWS will be based on the application of the specific e-tools developed for long- and short-term hazard assessment and a careful revision of well monitored and studied past volcanic eruptions in European volcanoes. EVE will offer an easy and rapid way to forecast in real time how, when and where a new eruption may occur, thus allowing to predict the most probable eruption scenarios and their potential impacts. EVE will facilitate scientific and technical cooperation at regional and international scales by defining common actions and protocols to forecast volcanic scenarios and their potential impacts, in real time during a volcanic crisis. The project involves the participation of six European leading research groups (CSIC, Spain; CNRS and UCA, France; INGV, Italy; UoI, Iceland; FCUL, Portugal) in the fields of pre-eruptive processes, volcanic hazard assessment, volcano monitoring and risk management and has the support of their corresponding CPs and volcano observatories.

Beneficiary

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
CALLE SERRANO 117 000, 28006, MADRID (ES)
www.csic.es

Project coordinators

HASKOLI ISLANDS - (IS)

https://english.hi.is/university_of_iceland

UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE - (FR)

https://en.uca.fr

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS - (FR)

https://www.isto-orleans.fr/en/home/

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA - (IT)

http://www.ingv.it/it/

FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA - (PT)

https://ciencias.ulisboa.pt

Presentation at the kick off meeting