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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Use of SDSS and MCDA to Prepare for Disasters or Plan for Multiple Hazards (DECATASTROPHIZE)

Improving cross border civil protection and marine pollution cooperation through regional cooperation concerning interoperability and preparedness for, direct response to and reducing impacts of natural and man‐made disasters (e.g., fires, floods, earthquakes, landslides, earthquake/tsunami, wildfire and marine pollution-oil spills, coastal erosion, and industrial accidents).

Summary of the project (maximum 12 lines)

The goal of DECATASTROPHIZE (DECAT) is to use geo‐spatial decision support systems (GEDSS) for rapid deployment, interoperability, transferability and sustainability to assess, prepare for and respond to multiple and/or simultaneous natural and man‐made hazards, disasters, and environmental incidents by using existing models/systems in a synergistic way on ONE multi‐platform, distributed and integrated FRAMEWORK called DECAT (TETRAD) in each partner country. The DECAT methodological FRAMEWORK will also integrate hazard/risk assessment with the common operational picture.


Cyprus University of Technology


Coordinator's Address

30 Archbishop Kyprianou Street

3036 Limassol Cyprus

Coordinator's Website:

Project coordinators

1) Cyprus Civil Defense, (CCD) Cyprus.
2) Atlantis Consulting, Ltd., (ACL) Cyprus
3) French Geological Survey / Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, (BRGM) France
4)Foundation for Research & Technology (FORTH) Greece
5) Technical University of Crete, (TUC)Greece
6) Geoview Systems Limited, (GWS) Hungary
7) European Research Institute,(ERI) Italy
8) Ascent Software, (Ascent)Malta
9) University of Alcalá, (UAH)

Presentation at the kick off meeting