Methodology.

The activities necessary for achieving the objectives of MONITORII comprise:

 

  • a comparative analysis of existing information sources and usability at each partner site to fill gaps in best practices for contingency planning and hazard mapping,
  • an analysis and evaluation of hazard maps as well as contingency plans of all partner countries and organisations,
  • the improvement, harmonisation and adaptation of different existing hazard maps and contingency plans,
  • the definition of minimum standards and technical requirements,
  • the evaluation and cataloguing of problems related to the usage and integration of various types of monitoring data,
  • the development of a common web-based CSA (Continuous Situation Awareness) system with specified modules for different hazards and situations,
  • real-time application tests of the CSA system and related modules in a joint field test (transnational) and in representative test beds (national),
  • the establishment of a feedback cycle for the verification of fitness or the deviation from the requirements defined,
  • the development of proposals for legal and organisational improvements.
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    Common sustainable methods and strategies are developed for the evaluation and improvement of hazard maps and contingency plans on the basis of inter-regional and trans-national studies of needs and requirements. Thus they are usable on a trans-national basis, which is also valid for the jointly developed CSA system.

     

    Continuous exchange of experiences between all involved project partners is assured simultaneously to all work packages, supported by a multilingual web portal (including a knowledge base of promotion measures and guidelines, thus serving different stakeholders) as well as the establishment of networks on local, regional, national and international level.

     

    Tutorials and instruction materials for related institutions will be (re-)usable on a trans-national basis, hence maximising multiplier effects of know-how transfer.