Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New young researchers join CHANGES project

CHANGES Work packages
The FP7 CHANGES project took a major step forward by hiring another group of five motivated international young researchers who are now working on a web-based spatial decision support system (SDSS), the main deliverable of Work package 3 (WP3). WP3 is led by Z_GIS together with CNR-IRPI (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) in Italy. The SDSS will allow stakeholders to conduct quantitative probabilistic multi-hazard risk assessment in the four pilot study areas in France, Italy, Poland and Romania.

The platform will be based on open source software, which can be accessed through the World Wide Web, and will allow users to analyse the effects of different scenarios related to environmental changes in relation to planning. The SDSS represents a key component in the CHANGES project, as it will integrate the research results of the PhD candidates into a common deliverable.

The one-week kick-off meeting for the development of the SDSS took place in Perugia (Italy) at CNR in September 2013. A related workshop during that week was organized and held by Z_GIS.

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