National institutions actively involved in the ICG/NEAMTWS participate in a number of research projects funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme addressing tsunamis in the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and connected seas. Such projects have a direct relevance to the NEAMTWS.
SCHEMA (Scenarios for Hazard-induced Emergencies Management)
SAFER (Seismic Early Warning for Europe)
SEAHELLARC (Seismic and Tsunami Risk Assessment and Mitigation Scenarios in the Western Hellenic Arc)
NEAREST (Integrated Observations from Near Shore Sources of Tsunamis: toward an early warning system)
TRANSFER (Tsunami Risk and Strategies for the European Region)
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission has developed the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) which is issuing rapid information about potential emergencies, including caused by tsunamis. GDACS is currently being complemented with a near real-time tsunami model which will allow assessing the travel time and the height of the tidal wave.
The European Spatial Planning Observation Network (ESPON) conducted a study on the Spatial Effects and Management of Natural and Technological Risks in Europe, including tsunamis and storm surges. The project, finalized in 2006, aimed at identifying the spatial risk patterns of natural and technological hazards in administrative regions on NUTS 3 level (the 3rd level of the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics corresponds to local administrative units).
Source: European Commission