Posts in Category: BORIS

Fourth BORIS newsletter available

We are happy to announce that the fourth edition of our newsletter is now available for download. It includes an overview of the events in the past months with the final conference as the highlight.

BORIS platform training in Slovenia

The training session for operational usage of the BORIS platform was held online on 15 December 2022. The following stakeholders, all representatives of the Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief of the Republic of Slovenia, attended the training:

  • Mojca Oberdank (Nova Gorica branch)
  • Darja Adam Pak (Maribor branch)
  • Klavdija Lebar-Gerebic (Murska Sobota branch)
  • Sandra Gomboc (Maribor branch).

The training was led by Matjaž Dolšek, Klaudija Lebar, and Anže Babič in the Slovenian language. Matjaž Mikoš, Simon Rusjan, and Mateja Klun from the UL Project Team also attended the training.

Recap: final conference in Pavia, Italy

On Monday, December 12, the BORIS project team, representatives from the European Union, as well as stakeholders from civil protection, met for the final conference of the project. This meeting was conducted in Pavia, Italy, in a hybrid format to allow participants to join remotely.

The goal of this conference was to wrap up the project, present the results, and find synergies and potential connections for further work on the topic of cross-border risk assessment for increased prevention and preparedness in Europe.

After a brief welcome, the conference started with an insight into the UCPM programme on prevention and preparedness by Christian Aagaard. The following presentations provided an overview of the Italian Civil Protection and how it ties in with EU-funded DRR projects as well as its competence centres by Daniela Di Bucci and Elena Speranza. Then, the project and its results were presented by the project team.

We are very content with the conference and the input we received as well as the new connections that were established.

All presentations from the event can be viewed here. View the recorded conference stream here:

Learn about BORIS – in videos!

As the project nears its end, we are proud to present the project overview and part of the project results in the form of two videos.

Learn about BORIS in general:

Learn about the BORIS platform:

BORIS training in Friuli

Today and tomorrow, the Italian BORIS training will take place in Friuli. Find the programme here >

Austrian BORIS training

On November 11th, the Austrian BORIS training took place at Landeswarnzentrale Steiermark (Styrian warning center) with participants from the federal province of Styria. After a project introduction and showcasing the platform, we went into an in-depth discussion of the project results and open questions.

The participants were very active and supportive of the project and praised the current status of the results. Additionally, they provided insights into their work and needs, helping the BORIS team to note down additional pain points that might be part of the BORIS platform in the future.

Thanks to all the participants in the training! We are grateful for the great feedback and insightful discussions.

Third BORIS newsletter available for download!

We’re happy to share with you the latest edition of our BORIS newsletter, showcasing project and work package updates as well as events. Download it here:

BORIS at XIX ANIDIS conference

Last Monday, BORIS team member Gabriella Tocchi presented a paper about the BORIS project at XIX ANIDIS conference, a National Conference on Seismic Engineering in Italy that took place in Turin, Italy.

The work presented was titled “Seismic risk assessment in transboundary areas: the case study on the border between Italy and Slovenia” and illustrates the methodology proposed within BORIS project to perform harmonized cross-border seismic risk assessment in the transboundary region, with an application at Italy and Slovenia border for the city of Gorizia and Nova Gorica. The authors of this paper are M. Polese, G. Tocchi, M. Dolsek, A. Babik, M. Faravelli, D. Quaroni, B. Borzi, A. Prota.

The above paper presented at the conference will be indexed on SCOPUS and published on Procedia Structural Integrity (ELSEVIER).

Successful presentation at IAHR

IAHR World Congress took place from June 19-24 in Granada, Spain. The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) brought together the international research community, inviting them to contribute to the conference’s central theme “From Snow to Sea”, linking past with present and focusing attention on the importance of considering the integral water cycle to address present and future challenges.

Our colleagues Klaudija Lebar and Simon Rusjan from the University of Ljubljana presented their submission in the form of a poster. We’re happy to provide you the poster as a download here:

Deliverables 4.1 and 4.2 now available for download

We are happy to announce that the next BORIS project deliverables – of work package 4, Shared methodology for multi-risk assessment – are now available for download.

Deliverable 4.1 Guidelines for cross-border risk assessment: Shared framework for single and multi-risk assessment at cross-border sites

Deliverable 4.2 State of the art of tools for seismic risk, flood risk and multi-risk assessment