By virtue of the desire to read the territory in an innovative way, transforming the problems into opportunities and into a growth and development driving force, the City of Genoa will officially be the first city in Europe to activate collaboration with DRMKC technicians (Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Center) of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission to help implement a new platform, the Risk Data Hub, as an aid to develop prevention policies, preparation for changes with respect to current and future risk scenarios.
Consolidating relationships and encouraging discussion through national and international collaborations will allow us to work for an even more attractive and competitive city, thanks to this work that will give international visibility to Genoa as an example of replicable and scalable excellence.
"We are proud of this recognition, which goes well with the role of Genoa as the European coordinator for climate events - declares Giancarlo Vinacci, Councilor for Development and Economic Promotion of the city - and with the possible inclusion of our city in the panel of 100 Resilient Cities in the world coordinated by the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation, with the consequent faculty of access to resources and expertise of the international network for the development of research on resilience. "
From the Geodata of the Municipality to the Risk Data Hub
Risk Data Hub was born as a Web GIS platform for data for risk assessment, with tools and methodologies at European level (EU, EFTA and IPA) that support disaster risk management for local governments.
It plans to define impact analyzes at the local level, by receiving, organizing and transforming the territorial data coming from the municipality, into final outputs that make it easier to understand the needs and requirements of a territory through analysis of possible scenarios in terms of economic loss.
This work should assist policy makers and decision makers regarding the analysis of potential impacts, so that more lucid decisions are taken on the basis of economic analysis.
This analysis offered by the Research Center revolves around infrastructures, the territory, and the social impact and employment. To this end, the Office of Knowledge and Decision Infrastructures has made available to the DRMKC the social, demographic, territorial and infrastructural data, which today we find aggregated on the Geoportal of the Municipality of Genoa.
The Geoportal, in fact, offers over 250 layers to compose thematic maps, working on an atomic level scale.
The dedicated Risk Data Hub tool by October 2019 will present the results in the annual event that will deal with risk management by the European Commission.