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Hazard Monitoring for Risk Assessment and Risk Communication . MONITOR PARTNERS. Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture; Forestry Section (Lead Partner) www.lebensministerium.at Agricultural Research and Education Centre Raumberg-Gumpenstein www.raumberg-gumpenstein.at
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Hazard Monitoring for Risk Assessment and Risk Communication MONITOR PARTNERS • Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture;Forestry Section (Lead Partner) • www.lebensministerium.at • Agricultural Research and Education • Centre Raumberg-Gumpenstein • www.raumberg-gumpenstein.at • Provicial Government of Lower Austria; • Fire Service and Civil Protection • www.noel.gv.at • Austrian Federal Railways; • Department of Research & Development • www.oebb.at • Torrent and Erosion Control Service Slovenia • www.puh.si • Autonomous Province of Bolzano South Tyrol; • Geological Survey • www.provincia.bz.it • Geological Survey of Veneto Region • www.regione.veneto.it • CD - Telematika a.s. • www.cdt.cz • Prefecture of Aetoloakarnania, Western Greece • www.aitoloakarnania.gr • National Forestry Board at the Ministry of • Agriculture and Forests, Bulgaria • www.nug.bg FURTHER INFORMATION Homepage: www.monitor-cadses.org Project period: 2 Years (June 2006 to May 2008)
RISK Protection against natural disasters is an increasing challenge for society. The size of damaging events in the last decade clearly shows the need for comprehensive and innovative risk management. MONITORING Monitoring is the continuous observation of phenomena. It helps to analyse disaster processes and to evaluate risks. It is indispensable for risk management and early warning systems. COMMUNICATION Communication of risks has to be based on the best combination of media channels, information preparation and participatory approaches to increase risk awareness. MONITOR • generates information material and tutorials, • organises training courses for new methods • and builds up a pool of practitioners for fieldwork. MONITOR will • compare and evaluate existing monitoring methods • provide recommendations for monitoring adapted to different risk types • define best-practice methods for implementation of monitoring on trans-national scale • develop innovative methods by combining remote sensing and in-situ sensor technologies • practically integrate monitoring in civil protection measures Avalanche barrier with starting zone of an avalanche: even the best protection measure leaves residual risk. MONITOR will provide • a dedicated ontology of risk terms • state-of-the art overview of risk management • best-practice methods against risks of endangered infrastructure and land-use areas natural mountain disasters forest fires floods Experts in the domains of disaster prevention and disaster management on a field trip discussing a monitoring system in a critical debris flow area. MONITOR risk communications addresses • expert level • political level and • public level Remote sensing methods help to identify subsidence areas and to determine areas at risk.