news13 ottobre 2021

Earth Technology Expo, technology for climate challenges

The Civil Protection Department will take part in the Florence exhibition on climate and environment. The exhibition " Terremoti d'Italia" (Earthquakes of Italy), will feature a space dedicated to "Io non rischio" (I don't take risks), and a stand for seminars and live events from the operational headquarters.

Earth Expo

The Earth Technology Expo will demonstrate our country's ability to create, innovate and find solutions for the major climate challenge we are facing, trigger the ecological and digital transition and pave the way towards a more safe environment. These are the main objectives of Earth Technology Expo (ETE), the exhibition organized by Ente Fiera di Firenze and in collaboration with the Department of Civil Protection. ETE is open to the public at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence from today to October 16.
The Department, beside attending several conferences scheduled in the rich agenda of Ete, is participating to the exhibition with the Terremoti d'Italia (Earthquakes of Italy) exhibition. Visitors will have the opportunity to get a close-up view of one of the natural risks that most affects our country: earthquakes. Terremoti d'Italia aims to promote awareness among citizens, especially amongst young people, to play an active role in the field of prevention.
The tour of the exhibition, guided by volunteers of the association Lares Italy, is divided into several areas. The first area is the knowledge of the physical phenomenon and the tools used to measure its strength, then the history and the seismic risk of our country, how to deal with the issues of vulnerability of cities, buildings, and finally the measures to improve the safety of your home. 
The exhibition ends with the two simulators designed to reproduce the seismic movement: the seismic room where visitors can safely experience the earthquake, directly and closely experiencing the effects and the seismic city through which you can see the effects of an earthquake on models of buildings constructed with anti-seismic criteria and not.
The exhibition was further enriched with an area dedicated to the historical earthquake of Mugello, curated by the Metropolitan City of Florence, and a space dedicated to Io non rischio (I don't take risks), the institutional communication campaign that aims to spread the culture of prevention and good practices of civil protection on natural risks affecting our territory, managed by Tuscan volunteers.
At the stand of the Civil Protection Department visitors can also participate, during all three days of the exhibition, to seminars in which they will talk about the institutional activities of the Department with live streams from the operational headquarters through which they can follow the elaboration of forecasts and criticality bulletins on hydrogeological risks and forest fires.
«The Department of Civil Protection attends Expo Ete with fervor and great enthusiasm to engage in dialogue with all public, private, Italian and international realities that will be present in the numerous meetings scheduled," said the Head of Department Fabrizio Curcio, during the opening ceremony, "I am confident that events such as ETE can help to strengthen the dialogue between public and private sectors, to raise awareness and spread knowledge to face risks».