We’re excited to publish the next deliverable of the BORIS project:
Deliverable 3.1: Architecture of the platform
This deliverable deals with the specifications related to the website and the WebGIS platform to be developed in the BORIS project considering updated data from previous work packages.
The web-based approach was chosen to integrate the ease of use and accessibility of a web browser and the capabilities of geographic databases.
Section 5 is dedicated to the results of the survey on end-user requirements, that asked about individuals’ experiences with cross-border flood and earthquake events and about their requirements towards a cross-border and multi-risk web platform.
We’re excited to provide Deliverable 2.2 – the report on data availability and needs for large scale and cross-border risk assessment, obstacles and solutions – for download.
Deliverable 2.2 provides detailed information on data availability and needs for large scale and cross-border risk assessment, together with specific obstacles and possible solutions. Each project beneficiary provided information on the use and availability of various data used for the seismic and flood risk assessment in partner countries: Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Turkey, and Montenegro. Further, a detailed description of the specific national seismic and flood risk assessment methodologies, including the presentation of the methodological approaches for defining the seismic/flood hazard and vulnerability/exposure elements, is provided.
Get the report for free as a download:
We’re happy to announce that we’ve just finalized our first BORIS newsletter which includes all project updates in a compact form.
Feel free to share the newsletter with your network and reach out if you have any questions.
We’d like to wish you a very happy holiday season and a good start to 2022!
Comparison of national risk assessment (D2.1) is the first of the three deliverables of the BORIS WP2 “Analysis of the context and need assessment”. Each project beneficiary presented the national seismic and flood risk assessment that was discussed in several meetings. As a consequence of project activities, the national risk assessment (NRA) from Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Turkey, and Montenegro is summarised in this report. Each section addressing the NRA comprises four subsections describing the analysed risks, seismic risk assessment, flood risk assessment, and multi-risk assessment.
A brief overview of the NRA analysed in this report:
Read the findings in detail in the report.
As we’re nearing the end of the year and thus the finalization of the first half of the project, we discussed the overall project status with the BORIS team on November 9th, 2021.
It’s great to see all the progress in the project, including the first submitted report (D2.1 Comparison of National Risk Assessment) to the survey for end-user requirements (D3.1) for the platform, more insights on the needed harmonization in the multi-risk framework (D4.3), concrete plans for the possible pilot site (D5.1 and D5.2), plans for future webinars (D6.1) but also further steps in cross-project synergies.
The individual deliverables will be available on the website soon!
On September 16th, we meet with our dear colleagues from the Trans-Alp Project to share insights, find synergies, and increase the cooperation – not just beyond country borders but also across different EU-funded projects.
Because disasters don’t stop at borders and together, we can work towards a safer Europe!
Check out the Trans Alp website here.
To give a better overview of the organizations involved in the BORIS project, we’ve made them visible on our website. Find information and links to the international project partners on this page. We’ll also present our partners on our LinkedIn page over the course of the following weeks.
Disasters don’t stop at borders, yet borders make a thorough risk assessment for increased preparedness and prevention more difficult. To overcome this challenge, the EU-funded project BORIS includes multiple steps to develop a shared methodology and web platform for the management of seismic and flood risks as well as multi-risks in transboundary regions.
To give you a quick overview, we’ve created a leaflet that shows the steps in the project which is now available for download:
On June 15th, the BORIS project team met for a virtual project update meeting to discuss the progress of all work packages after a brief introduction by the project coordinator.
WP2: Analysis of the context and needs assessment
Good progress has been made on the structure and content of deliverable D2.1. Partners are invited to add their contributions until the end of June so that the report will be finished on time.
WP4: Shared methodology for multi-risk assessment
The scope of the work package is discussed with the conclusion to limit the risks to the immediate risks as described in the project without hazard interactions, compound events, cascading effect etc. It is agreed to host a follow-up meeting to closely entwine the finding from WP2 with the tasks of WP4. This meeting will take place in the first half of July.
WP5: Pilot application in cross-border sites
Work on this work package will start in December 2021 as per plan. What is yet open is to decide which location will be the pilot site, as the region must not be too small. Further discussion and investigation on a suited pilot site are needed before a decision can be taken.
WP6: Dissemination and exploitation of project results
Website launched. Partners are asked for feedback on website as well as draft leaflet. Project progress and results will be published on website and, subsequently, on the BORIS LinkedIn page.
On Monday January 25, 2021 at 10:00, the virtual Kick-off meeting of the BORIS project was held on GotoMeeting platform. Representatives of all project participants as well as Technical Project Officers from DG-ECHO, Chrysa Gkountromichou and Ivona Olhova, and Prof. Mauro Dolce from Italian Department of Civil Protection took part in the meeting.