EnhANcing emergencY management and response to extreme WeatHER and climate Events

    Project: EU research project

    Project Details


    The ultimate purpose of ANYWHERE is to empower exposed responder institutions and citizens to enhance their anticipation and pro-active capacity of response to face extreme and high-impact weather and climate events. This will be achieved through the operational implementation of cutting-edge innovative technology as the best way to enhance citizen's protection and saving lives.
    ANYWHERE proposes to implement a Pan-European multi-hazard platform providing a better identification of the expected weather-induced impacts and their location in time and space before they occur. This platform will support a faster analysis and anticipation of risks prior the event occurrence, an improved coordination of emergency reactions in the field and help to raise the self-preparedness of the population at risk.
    This significant step-ahead in the improvement of the pro-active capacity to provide adequate emergency responses is achievable capitalizing on the advanced forecasting methodologies and impact models made available by previous RTD projects, maximizing the uptake of their innovative potential not fully exploited up to now. The consortium is build upon a strong group of Coordinators of previous key EC projects in the related fields, together with 12 operational authorities and first responders institutions and 6 leading enterprises of the sector.
    The platform will be adapted to provide early warning products and locally customizable decision support services proactively targeted to the needs and requirements of the regional and local authorities, as well as public and private operators of critical infrastructures and networks. It will be implemented and demonstrated in 4 selected pilot sites to validate the prototype that will be transferred to the real operation. The market uptake will be ensured by the cooperation with a SME and Industry Collaborative Network, covering a wide range of sectors and stakeholders in Europe, and ultimately worldwide.
    Effective start/end date1/06/1631/12/19

    Research Output

    Characterisation of the dynamics of past droughts

    Diaz, V., Corzo Perez, G. A., Van Lanen, H. A. J., Solomatine, D. & Varouchakis, E. A., May 2020, In : Science of the Total Environment. 718, 134588.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Heatwaves, droughts, and fires: Exploring compound and cascading dry hazards at the pan-European scale

    Jonson Sutanto, S., Vitolo, C., Di Napoli, C., D'Andrea, M. & Van Lanen, H. A. J., 1 Jan 2020, In : Environment International. 134, 105276.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Skill of large-scale seasonal drought impact forecasts

    Sutanto, S. J., van der Weert, M., Blauhut, V. & van Lanen, H. A. J., 4 Jun 2020, In : Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 20, 6, p. 1595-1608

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Datasets

    Supporting data for 'Skill of large-scale seasonal drought impact forecasts'

    Sutanto, S. (Creator) & van der Weert, M. (Creator), Wageningen University & Research, 29 Apr 2020