Two days dedicated to hydrogeological riskMay 4, 2012
Doris project at the Department
Today, 3 May, the international meeting dedicated to the European project DORIS (Ground Deformations Risk Scenario: an Advanced Assessment Servive) commences at the Civil Protection Department. The project evaluates, predicts and prevents hydrogeological events and designs risk scenarios to support civil protection activities during each phase of an emergency.
There are 20 institutional officials of the 13 partners from 7 European countries participating in the initiative; it also sees the participation of the Department in its capacity as leader of the User Domain Integration, the procedure for operational tools evaluation for geological risk management in collaboration with all government levels.
DORIS in fact uses and integrated traditional and innovative procedures of Earth Observation (EO) and ground-based (non-EO) - adjusting to the needs of civil protection authorities at national and local level, with the objective of improving knowledge and management of complex phenomena that lead to ground deformations. Moreover, DORIS benefits from a unique partnership of leading research institutes and commercial providers.
For the occasiom participants have been involved in a guided visit at the operating premises of the Department, in order to deepen activities and functioning of the National Service of Italy's Civil Protection. The visit continued in Italy Situation Room that hosts SISTEMA, the structure for monitoring the national territory and the Joing Air Operations Centre, that coordinates the extinguishing operations of forest fires at national level. Last stop: the Operational Committee, structure that ensures a unified direction and coordination in case of emergency.