Ph. credits: DIRECTED

SaferPlaces will provide valuable insights to study flood events as part of the new Horizon Europe Project, ‘Disaster Resilience for Extreme Climate Events providing Interoperable Data, Models, Communication and Governance (DIRECTED)’.

The Project was launched on the 29th & 30th November 2022 in Braunschweig, Germany and is set to revolutionize the governance and management of climate disasters across multiple civil society and emergency agencies.

€5.2 Million Horizon Europe Project DIRECTED aims to improve the interoperability of multiple European climate risk assessment and planning tools and bring them together in a manageable system (a data fabric) that enables better disaster risk assessment and management by European disaster protection authorities and first responders.

The project will use ‘Real World Labs’ to critically analyse and improve current work-flows and governance linked to disaster risk management and disaster risk reduction in four regional and municipal clusters from the Capital Region of Denmark, the Danube Region, Emilia Romagna Region, Italy and the Rhine-Erft District. In addition, it will promote a multi-risk perspective on climate change adaptation by considering the impacts of floods, droughts, heatwaves, forest fires and storms. SaferPlaces technology will be exploited specifically by these ‘Real World Labs’ in supporting their disaster risk management and climate change adaptation strategies.