Improved understanding of risk exposure and its public awareness in areas exposed to multi-hazards

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Open Call Reference: HORIZON-CL3-2021-DRS-01-01

The awareness of multiple hazards and the understanding and the assessment of risks and their consequences is a critical and fundamental step towards the development of local, national and international policies and strategies within all phases of the disaster risk management cycle, in particular preparedness. The availability of reliable scientific data and information to anticipate future disaster events or crisis situations, considering uncertainties inherent to natural systems characterization, and effectively support decision-making processes at all levels represents a global challenge for both the research community and governance institutions

The understanding of multiple disaster risks (and related awareness) relies on knowledge

gained about historical data and information about past events and related lessons learned as

well as the ability to forecast and assess future risks under uncertainty (including impacts of

pandemics, as well as global change, including climate trends and earth system and

environment dynamics). These complex interactions between human decisions and multiple

hazards require novel risk assessment approaches such as agent-based modelling and systems

dynamics methods

– Advanced disaster / crisis simulations and impact assessments

– Risk and resilience assessment solutions, studies and outputs in support of long-term

multi-hazard management strategies with a focus on vulnerable regions prone to

multiple hazard occurrences

– Advanced data management, information update and forecast / early warning systems

– Communication and dissemination platforms supporting an increased dialogue and

cooperation between scientific, technological, practitioners, policy-makers, private

sector (e.g. insurers), NGOs, citizens and community-based organisations

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