STORM has been invited to the European network of projects on cultural heritage

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The STORM project will participate at the fourth networking session for EC projects (6 March 2017, Padova – Italy). The event, organised in cooperation with the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua, aims to make a plan and to define joint recommendations to be plugged into the programme of the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018. …

STORM project met Historic England

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On December 14th Mrs. Hannah Fluck, PhD, FSA (Historic Environment Intelligence Officer (Environmental Impacts), Historic Environment Intelligence Team, Strategic Planning and Management Department) has been interviewed by a representative of STORM project. The main purpose of the interview was to understand the current English situation in the cultural heritage at risk due to climate changes management. Mrs. Hannah Fluck provided …

Tróia Pilot Site Summary

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Tróia Pilot Site Meeting was a huge success with almost 50 attendees, from the different organizations and countries listed in the project, Italy, United Kingdom, Turkey, Greece and also Germany (ex. University of Stuttgart), with a strong representation of the Portuguese partners, since it was held in Portugal. Besides all the partners, technical and pilot sites, there was also stakeholders …

Sensors and weather stations to be installed on the UK pilot site by mid December

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After successful session and great attendance at Troia STORM meeting of EU partners from Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Italy and UK the next meeting will be held at UK pilot site in Mellor near Manchester. STORM partners will gather on the 15th and 16th December in Roman Lakes, Stockport to give their input and ideas for Mellor Heritage. Meantime, UK Node …

SMEM: expectation and challenges workshop – 17th November 2016, Rome

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On November 17th was held in Rome the workshop “SMEM2016”, organized  by the CNVVF. The workshop “SMEM: expectation and challenges” on the use of social networks and social media in emergency took place at the Fire Academy (Istituto Superiore Antincendi) in Rome. The workshop is co-funded by the EU R&D projects IDIRA and AF3, participated by the Ministero dell’Interno, Dipartimento dei …

Fifty years ago (November 4, 1966), a disastrous flood struck the city of Florence

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On Tuesday, October 18, the Italian National Corps of Firemen organizes meetings with citizens and with schools. Starting from the historical memory of what happened, the aim is to learn more about the disasters that increasingly occur on the territory, so to create a collective consciousness of self-protection and proper behaviour in such situations. The day opens at 9:00 am …

Nature Journal: Boost resilience of small and mid-sized cities

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STORM project aims to examine security concerns and risks related to cultural heritage sites and also focuses on the resilience and vulnerability to extreme events. Jörn Birkmann, Director of the Institute of Spatial and Regional Planning of the University of Stuttgart – Partner of the STORM projects), together with other colleagues, has published through the NATURE weekly journal (28 September …

Climate Change and Heritage in the UK – an Evolving Approach

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Climate change and its impact on heritage has been a serious subject for research in the UK since the mid-2000s. Early on a number of broad studies were undertaken, including an assessment of the risks of climate change to the built environment in England and the impact of coastal erosion in England and Wales. An over view report, Assessment of …

Kick-off Meeting

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Rome, 27-28 June 2016 In the “Terme di Diocleziano” setting is going to be held the kick-off meeting that launches the STORM – 700191 project. All of the partners (twenty) will be present, together with the Project Officer (Mr Christophe Coudun) assigned by the European Commission. Since it the first working occasion the different partners first of all will know …

The STORM Project at the Diocletian Baths in Rome

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STORM (Safeguarding Cultural Heritage through the Technical and Organizational Resources Management) is a project funded by the European Commission in the Horizon 2020 framework (no. 700191), under the Programme Security, Call DRS-11-2015: Disaster Resilience & Climate Change. It has the purpose of studying and developing models and technologies to improve the resilience of cultural heritage relating to the effects of …