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|