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ERMIS-F: Environmental Risk Management and Information Service - Floods

ERMIS-F is supported by the European Commission –Joint Secretariat, Interreg V-A Program Greece of Cyprus (2014-2020), extending from January 2018 to June 2020.

The ERMIS-Floods project intends to create a model of an Integrated Public Service, a Digital System and an Online Information Platform regarding floods and other natural and environmental risks. Climate change and human activities increase the chances and impacts of natural phenomena that cause death, population movements and great damage to the environment and the economy. Utilizing digital cartographic information, computational risk assessment models and (predictive) disaster forecasting, it aims to make available to the public useful scientific information, which can be incorporated into the decision-making tools handled by each interested target group: namely, the local government, professional groups, environmental organizations, civil society, scientific community, etc.

ERMIS-F will set up an information Point, aiming to familiarize the beneficiaries and the local communities with the ERMIS-F services. This will remain active after the project’s completion, managed by the public authorities. It will feature:

  • a GIS web-portal (ERMIS-F portal)
  • a Knowledge Data Base
  • a Social Network application
  • a Crowdsourcing application
  • An Early Warning System

ERMIS-Floods ambition is to function as a unique source of information on different kinds of natural hazards (starting with floods), which helps manage them through precaution or potential prediction.

The project is piloted in the Larnaka (Cyprus), Lesvos and Chania (Greece) regions, and is being implemented by a specialized team from the Cyprus Institute (coordinator), the University of the Aegean and  North Aegean Water Directorate, the Technical University of Crete and the Municipality of Chania.

This project is funded by the European Union

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Contacts:
Prof. Thanasis Hadzilacos
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Tel: +357 22 20 8700          +357 22 397 517

 

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