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INTERACT-ESPON thematic study on Environmental Hazards and Risk Management Philipp Schmidt-Thomé
Contents • Summarizing final results of the INTERACT ESPON thematic study on environmental hazards • Approach • Database structure • Examples of maps • Further applications of thematic study?
Approach • Budget: 20 000 € • Partners: GTK and Centre for Urban and Regional Studies/Helsinki University of Technology • Hazards selected according to ESPO 1. 3. 1 profiles of spatial relevance • Creation of database structured according to hazards, type of projects and INTERREG III strand • Overlay of project activities and hazard prone areas • Recommendations for future hazard activities. Note: It was only recommended where to increase hazard related activities, not where to decrease those!
Database structure • • Title of project Acronym WWW Character (hazard assessment, etc) Countries (regions) covered Hazards adressed INTERREG strand Contact details (confidential)
Some statistics • Total amount of INTERREG projects: Over 5000
Hazards addressed in INTERREG projects
Change of dry spell (drought indicator)
Forest fire IIIB
Technological hazards IIIA
Technological hazards IIIB
Recommendations • Broaden scope of INTERREG activities, i. e. take hazards and risks up in measures and priorities • Promote activities on hazards and risks in regions where these are most imminent • Analyse necessity of hazard and risk related activites locally and regionally (INTERREG offices) • Take up some results of ESPON database (e. g. support to define project targets) • Make use of TIA approach (e. g. to measure impact of projects on regional development) • Make use and further develop policy recommendations and reporting scale (for overall output assessment)
Thank you very much for your attention! philipp. [email protected] fi http: //www. gtk. fi/projects/espon/ Env_Risk_finalreport. pdf