Due to climate change, floods, wildfires and other extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense. This scenario poses serious a challenge for current risk management systems and calls for innovative solutions to prevent and fight disasters.
In this context, the I-REACT project is developing an effective solution based on the integration and modelling of data coming from multiple sources. The system will process information from European monitoring systems, earth observations, historical information and weather forecasts, which also will be combined with data gathered by new technological developments created by the project. These include a mobile app and a social media analysis tool to account for real-time crowdsourced information, drones to improve mapping, wearables to improve positioning, as well as augmented reality glasses to facilitate reporting and information visualisation by first responders.
With this approach I-REACT will be able to empower stakeholders in the prevention and management of disasters. Citizens will be involved in reporting first-hand information, policymakers will be supported in the decision making process, and first responders will be equipped with essential tools for early warning and response.
Overall, I-REACT aims to be a European-wide contribution to build more secure and resilient societies to disasters.
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