More than €28m for new climate adaptation projects

Fuente: EASME (Executive Agency for SMEs)

More than €28m for 4 new climate adaptation projects

The European Commission is investing more than €28 million in four new projects to develop solutions for a better protection against extreme weather and natural disasters caused by climate change.

Two projects will work on solutions for protecting cultural heritage sites against natural hazards: HERACLES and STORM seek to propose non-invasive and non-destructive methods of surveying climate change impacts on cultural heritage sites including solutions for restoration and conservation. The projects will include test cases at cultural heritage sites in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

The work of the BRIGAID and RESCCUE projects will focus on testing and improving climate adaptation solutions: BRIGAID aims to create a framework for assessing the effectiveness of novel products and services and provide support for their market uptake. And RESCCUE will develop a software tool for assessing the resilience and adaptation strategies of European cities based on case studies in Barcelona, Bristol and Lisbon.

Project EU contribution (rounded figures) Coordinator
BRIGAID: BRIdges the GAp for Innovations in Disaster resilience €7.7 million TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT, Netherlands
HERACLES: HEritage Resilience Against CLimate Events on Site €6.5 million CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE, Italy
RESCCUE: RESilience to cope with Climate Change in Urban arEas – a multisectorial approach focusing on water €6.9 million AQUATEC PROYECTOS PARA EL SECTOR DEL AGUA SA, Spain
STORM: Safeguarding Cultural Heritage through Technical and Organisational Resources Management €7.3 million ENGINEERING – INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA, Italy

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Projects funded in 2014/15 through Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge ‘Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials’

Horizon 2020 call for proposals “Science and innovation for adaptation to climate change: from assessing costs, risks and opportunities to demonstration of options and practices”

Horizon 2020 call for proposals “Mitigating the impacts of climate change and natural hazards on cultural heritage sites, structures and artefacts”

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