Researchers from International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) are participating in a Horizon Europe funded initiative called the PARATUS project. This brings together a consortium of 19 partners from 11 countries, comprising research organisations, NGOs, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), first and second responders, and local and regional authorities. The project’s primary objective is to increase the preparedness of first and second responders in the face of multi-hazard events and minimise risks associated with impacts on various sectors that from complex disasters.


The PARATUS project aims to enhance disaster preparedness and resilience by co-developing stakeholder support tools for managing the systemic risk of compounding disasters. Researchers will develop a cloud-based online service platform to support analysing and evaluating dynamic risk scenarios and systemic risks caused by multi-hazard disasters.


The researchers will address key actions for a safer future, including determining the conditions of risk using satellite data and artificial intelligence, developing a systemic risk assessment, developing decision-making tools for risk reduction, and creating a stakeholder hub. The case study areas cover multiple aspects, including social science, human health, cultural heritage, environment and biodiversity, public financial management, and critical economic sectors.


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