MOVE : Methods for the Improvement of Vulnerability Assessment in Europe

Funding: EC FP7

Duration: 10/08 – 12/11

Project Partners: BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES | PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG | ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO | ATLAS INNOGLOBE TERVEZO ES SZOLGALTATO KFT | KING’S COLLEGE LONDON ROYAL CHARTER | STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT | RUPPRECHT CONSULT-FORSCHUNG & BERATUNG GMBH | CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA | UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY | TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND | FACULDADE DE LETRAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO | UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Website: http://www.move-fp7.eu

Description:

MOVE intended to

  • create knowledge, frameworks and methods for the assessment of vulnerability to natural hazards in Europe.
  • use indices and indicators to help improve societal and environmental resilience placing emphasis on clear, capable measurement and accounting for uncertainties.
  • identify gaps in existing methodologies.
  • produce a conceptual framework that is independent of scale and hazard type.
  • analyse physical, technical, environmental, economic, social, cultural and institutional vulnerability measured for specific hazards and at different geographical scales.
  • study floods, temperature extremes, droughts, landslides, earthquakes, wildfires and storms.

Specific research input:

  • Development of a new, consolidated risk and vulnerability framework.
  • Assessment of vulnerability to floods in the Salzach catchment for the social, economic, institutional and cultural dimension.
  • Compilation of a manual for stakeholders on vulnerability assessment.
  • Editing of a methodological compendium with Elsevier.

Involved ISI staff: Dr. Stefan Kienberger, Raphael Spiekermann