Europe at Risk (Following EU-Funded Research on Hazard and Risks)
This chapter regarding present risk conditions, has been structured using significant “images” of Europe, addressing the hazard, exposure and vulnerability factors recognised as crucial components of any risk assessment. To draw such a picture, results of past research at the European level were extensively searched, showing achievements and gaps in data provision, as in current understanding of the most important risk parameters. What clearly emerges is the need to develop tools and methods for assessing risks on a European scale, beyond the individual evaluations that each country may have developed within national borders. The relevance on a European scale can be appraised either in case of regional events, transboundary in their nature, or as far as the consequences of events are taken into account.
KeywordsNatural Hazard Vulnerability Curve Joint Research Centre Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Programme Hazard Indicator
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