ANYWHERE wins the 2022 Resilience Award

The 2022 Resilience Award of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME) went to EnhANcing emergencY management and response to extreme WeatHER and climate Events (ANYWHERE), a project coordinated by the Centre of Applied Research in Hydrometeorology (CRAHI) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech (UPC) and led by researcher Daniel Sempere that strengthens societal resilience through its technology intended to enhance anticipation and capacity of response to extreme climate-induced events, for civil protection throughout Europe.

ANYWHERE developed and implemented a pan-European Multi-Hazard Impact-based Early Warning System (MH-IEWS) for climate-induced emergencies that, together with a platform able to integrate local information (including vulnerability and risk maps and layers) and advanced visualization tools (A4EU), is a powerful DSS for Emergency Management Centres that has been operationally tested and demonstrated (24/7) in seven climatically diverse pilot sites in Europe. The Horizon 2020-funded project has been developed by a consortium of 34 organisations from 11 European countries, with representatives of the scientific world (universities and research centres); forecasting technique developers; national, regional and local disaster management authorities (government); and companies in the sector (industry).

The Security Innovation Awards was presented in Brussels on the 5th of October 2022. This award highlights the importance of EU-funded research in the field of Civil Security and rewards great examples of Security Research Uptake.

During the award ceremony hosted by CERIS (Community for European Research and Innovation for Security), UPC’s CRAHI director Prof. Daniel Sempere explained the results obtained from the ANYWHERE project.