Ermis project proposes the development of an integrated disaster management system, in line with the Intervention Field 088 (Risk prevention and management of non-climate related natural risks (i.e. earthquakes) and risks linked to human activities (e.g. technological accidents), including awareness raising, civil protection and disaster management systems and infrastructures) of the current Call.
The project envisage the establishment and joint training of voluntary Emergency Response Teams in Region of Epirus in Greece and Puglia in Italy which can be mobilised in a short period of time after an incident, and supplement the established national Emergency Response Units in case of large disasters to respond immediately, especially in nearby region events. Moreover, each team will be ready to provide help and assistance to the other country if it is needed.
Both the areas of Epirus in Greece and Puglia in Italy experienced the effects of natural disasters recently with the increase of seismic activities in the areas causing extensive property damage and risking human lives. These events reveal the problem of reviewing the geological structure of the wider area with newer modern methods and techniques in relation to the geological-seismological peculiarity of the phenomenon, the assessment of seismic hazard, seismic stimulation of landslides and liquefactions, to enhance and strengthen the planning of Civil Protection of the Region of Epirus and Puglia, to the effectively handling of emergencies of natural disasters and better planning of urban extensions.
Kick-off meeting of Ermis project: an earthquake disasters management integrated system will prevent natural disaster
The Kick-off meeting of the project Ermis - “Earthquake disasters management integrated system”, co-funded for 900.000,00 euro by the Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme 2014-2020, was held on 9th July 2018 at the Headquarters of the Region of Epirus in Ioannina, Greece. The Region of Epirus...