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ANYWHERE PROJECT: A RESPONSE TO EXTREME METEOROLOGICAL AND CLIMATE EVENTS

The kick-off meeting of the European project ANYWHERE (Enhancing Emergency Management and Response to Extreme Weather and Climate Events) was held on 7 to 10 June. ANYWHERE is led by the Center of Applied Research on Hydrometeorology (CRAHI UPC) and its aim is to create a tool for institutions that can improve the management and response to extreme weather and climate events. The project focuses on the potential of current technologies to anticipate risks associated with the natural disasters produced by such events (floods, storm surges, heat waves, wild fires and droughts, among others), and to help manage the response to emergencies in a way that ensures the protection and safety of people and goods. Among other areas, the project investigates the prediction of risks associated with weather and climate events and the management of emergency operations, in which prevention and the implementation of effective responses are prioritised.

The budget for the project is 14.6 million euros and 30 other partners are involved in addition to CRAHI UPC.

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