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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Area of activity/subject: Urban Resilience; Climate Change

Summary of the project: EXTREMA aims to improve the resilience of the European population to extreme temperature events (heatwaves and cold spells). To maintain an acceptable quality of life for the foreseeable future, Europe has to increase the population’s resilience to extreme temperatures. Increased awareness induces self-protective behaviours that in turn reduce the loss of life. To that end, EXTREMA proposes a new innovative and effective approach that aims to exploit the high penetration of smartphones in Europe in the form of a mobile application for the public, and an administration web hub for the local authorities. The mobile app will evaluate the real-time personalised health risk of the user at his/her location, and if high, it will alert him/her and provide recommendations. The web hub will provide information and tools to the authorities to help them manage the disaster: next day alerts, current hazard maps, and an information management tool for the open centres. EXTREMA, through its beneficiaries, has secured access to several important international city networks


National Observatory of Athens (NOA) – Greece (EL)
National Observatory of Athens
Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing
I. Metaxa & Vas. Pavlou St.
GR-15236, Penteli, Greece

Project coordinators

Presentation at the kick off meeting