Protection against natural disasters is an increasing challenge for society. In many areas the frequent occurrence of natural hazards like e.g. floods, landslides and forest fires has become a constant threat for inhabitants, the habitat itself and its resources. The overall magnitude of damaging events in the last decade clearly shows the need for comprehensive and innovative risk management. It is absolutely necessary to implement controlling mechanisms for the protection of population, land use areas, infrastructure and the natural space in endangered areas.Therefore monitoring tools and appropriate simulation procedures are indispensable. They have to provide necessary information for risk evaluation, successful risk management and communication.These are the main tasks the trans-national INTERREG IIIB Cadses Project is dealing with. The report gives an insight into the particular activities and will present some results of MONITOR.
MONITOR – Hazard Monitoring for Risk Assessment and Risk Communication / Mayer, R.; Plank, C.; Bohner, A.; Kollarits, S.; Corsini, Alessandro; Ronchetti, Francesco; Siegel, H.; Noessing, L.; Mair, V.; Sulzenbacher, U.; Tosoni, D.; Cimarosto, S.; Zanco, A.; Todorov, S.; Krastev, L.; Wergles, N.; Gasperl, W.; Mayerl, M.; Toli, T.; Haradalia, H.; Koutsias, N.; Kreuzer, S.; Liehr, C.; Rachoy, C.; Papez, J.; Jindra, P.. - In: GEORISK. - ISSN 1749-9518. - STAMPA. - 2(4):(2008), pp. 195-222. [10.1080/17499510802506139]