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Workshop on risk management, civil protection and humanitarian aid

Point of contact
Andrea Taramelli
Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale
Via Vitaliano Brancati, 48
144 Roma
Phone: +39-6-50074635


The workshop, intended as a dialog with key local institutions, aims to improve and facilitate the dialog between all the national end-users and enterprise community members’ representatives. Such of dialogue is expected to lead towards the identification and design of downstream platform and services, built upon suitable and sound user requirements.

The effective use of Copernicus products and services has already been largely demonstrated in a number of CEMS activation inside and outside the European boundaries.

In order to internationalize the European market tied to Emergency Management, also with the aim to flow the exceeding of EU MSs commercial competences outside European boundaries, thematic Copernicus EMS-based workshop/meeting are proposed to investigate downstream market potential on drought forecast and hurricane monitoring and related Risk Management.

Workshops with national authorities will be organized in Central America (Providenciales – Turks and Caicos) on “extreme weather condition (hurricanes) risk management” and in South Africa (Cape Town) on drought forecast. The events will focus on institutional downstream potential to serve public authorities up to manage extreme weather and climatic conditions. Requirements will be collected from the national and, possibly, local user communities and analyzed to identify services with high institutional downstream uptake potential. The organization will be led by ISPRA supported by the Italian Civil Protection Department and in collaboration with local authorities.

Target users: Civil Protection, Fire Departments, settlements and infrastructures management, Police Force, Humanitarian Associations, EO SME/Industry, UAV services, information technology services.

The reuse of already available “Copernicus User Uptake” communication material (leaflets, filming, documents, fact sheets) will be supported.

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Outputs and Results

Collection of cross-cutting institutional user requirements to address institutional downstream services. Outcomes will be included in the two Event Reports:

  • hurricane monitoring in Central America;

drought forecasts and water resources management.