GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE, SA (ES)
EO4MULTIHAZARDS aims to use state-of-the-art satellite Earth Observation to improve the understanding of high-impact cascading and compounding multi-hazard events, revealing their underlying drivers and dynamics, and enhancing our ability to assess their societal and ecological impacts. This project is dedicated to advancing scientific understanding and modeling of multi-hazard events through collaboration with both local and international scientific initiatives. The project main objective is to identify and address scientific needs concerning multi-hazard challenges by extending existing studies and engaging with a diverse scientific community to explore the potential role of Earth Observation in enhancing disaster risk assessment.
Four science cases will be designed to develop a deeper understanding of multi-hazard events, including compound events and their various interactions. The goal is to enhance the capability to evaluate exposure, risks, and vulnerabilities practically through the development of scientific knowledge in the defined science cases and demonstrating the impact of scientific progress in high-risk areas.
These science cases serve as foundations for the corresponding demonstration cases which will foster collaborations with end-users and practitioners to support timely actions in early warning systems. Collaboration with stakeholders and first responders is pivotal in endorsing early warning systems and facilitating timely responses to hazards.
A critical aspect of this initiative is the establishment of an Open Multi-Hazard Events Database adhering to Open Science standards. This platform will ensure reliable data for the scientific community and promote comprehensive research efforts on multi-hazard events.
Ultimately, EO4MULTIHAZARDS seeks to actively engage with and contribute to the European research community on multi-hazards by fostering collaboration among team members and stakeholders, and creating a community roadmap. The outcomes of the project will be disseminated through scientific peer-reviewed publications and public engagement materials accessible to a diverse audience.