BRIGAID (BRIdges the GAp for Innovations in Disaster resilience) will provide solutions for climate adaptation by developing an innovative mix of methods and tools, and aims to become a standard for adaptation innovations. The project evaluation framework will examine adaptation effectiveness, viable adaptation business models and connect innovators to end users and investors. It will also help to bring the most promising innovations to market.
ESPREssO (Enhancing Synergies for disaster PRevention in the EurOpean Union) aims to contribute to a new approach to natural risk reduction and climate change adaptation, and opening new frontiers for research and policymaking. The project structure is focuses on three main challenges:
- helping to create coherent national and European approaches on disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and resilience strengthening;
- bridging the gap between science and legal/policy issues at local and national levels in six European countries;
- exploring efficient management of trans-boundary crises.
EU-CIRCLE is working towards an innovative framework to support Europe’s infrastructure resilience to climate pressures. The project is developing a modelling environment where multiple scientific disciplines can work together to understand infrastructure interdependencies. The design principles will allow potential users to introduce fully tailored solutions and infrastructure data, by defining and implementing customised impact assessment models, and use climate / weather data on demand.
RESCCUE (RESilience to cope with Climate Change in Urban arEas) is Europe’s first large-scale innovation and urban resilience project to improve urban resilience: the capability of cities to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from significant multi-hazard threats with minimum damage.
RESIN – climate resilient cities and infrastructures
RESIN is an interdisciplinary, practice-based research project investigating climate resilience in European cities. The project is developing practical tools to help cities design and implement local climate adaptation strategies, working towards a formal standardisation of adaptation strategies.
TACTIC (Tools, methods And training for CommuniTIes and society to better prepare for a Crisis) aims to increase community and societal preparedness to large-scale and cross-border disasters in Europe. The project will develop a self-assessment method for communities to assess how prepared they are for different types of crises. TACTIC will identify and categorise good practices in communication and education in preparing for disasters. Workshops will inform case studies on four types of crisis: terrorism, floods, epidemics, and earthquakes.