On 17 and 18 September 2019, the periodic meeting under the Interreg Italy-Austria ARMONIA project took place at the scientific centre of the University of Udine, involving SPRINT-Lab researchers together with partners from both countries being part of the project.
The objective of the ARMONIA project is the development of strategies for the management of emergencies on a cross-border level through the use of innovative methodologies, aiming to tighten the collaboration between the civil protection institutes for risk prevention.
During the first day all the partners presented the state of the art regarding the different Work Packages in which project activities are divided, also introducing future developments and expected results.
The researchers of the SPRINT-Lab subsequently presented the prototype of the "ARMONIAtlas", an information atlas consisting of specific thematic maps aimed at providing essential elements of information for civil protection operating rooms. The “ARMONIAtlas” allows to frame in real time the characteristics of a seismic event and to estimate the potential damage forecast on buildings. This tool, still in a prototype phase, will allow to promptly activate pre-codified procedures in support of the emergency.
On the second day, participants discussed in detail the future developments of project activities, sharing different opinions to define a common and shared strategy.
The next periodical meeting (February/March 2020) will be held at the University of Trieste.