• Fact sheet

    Name: AGEO – Platform for Atlantic Risk Management
    Program: INTERREG Atlantic
    Grant Agreement number: EAPA_884/2018

  • About the project

    The Platform for Atlantic Geohazard Risk Management (AGEO) was a which aimed to launch several Citizens’ Observatory pilots on geohazards according to regional priorities. These demonstrated how citizens’ involvement in geohazard risks prevention can strengthen regional and national risk management systems. Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal) led the consortium of AGEO that also counted with several other partners from Portugal, Spain, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

    The Atlantic region is exposed to a range of low-probability / high-impact events and various hazard risk scenarios, which, due to the low likelihood of occurrence and/or the high cost of mitigating action, lacked the level of preparedness for effective monitoring and response. AGEO aimed to pilot a new form of engagement between civil society and local authorities for geohazards-related local capacity building and encourage the local use of innovative Earth observation products and services provided by European data infrastructures, with special focus on the Copernicus platform. The project fostered a more efficient uptake of Copernicus data, products and services on regional level.

    AGEO engaged with local communities to actively participate in risk preparedness and monitoring, and incorporated local capacities into risk management systems. Experiences gained during the implementation of the Citizens’ Observatory pilots have been used to formulate recommendations for the creation of future observatories in response to the widest range of hazards (both natural and human-induced) faced in the Atlantic region.

    AGEO’s main objectives were to:

    1. Encourage the regional-level uptake and use of products and services provided by European spatial data infrastructures, such as Copernicus or EGDI.
    2. Create a cooperation and resource platform on Atlantic geohazards risk assessment, preparedness, mitigation and prevention.
    3. Deliver concrete case studies to confirm the capacities of Citizens’ Observatories in improving risk management systems.
  • Our role in the project

    LPRC led WP2 – Communication, but was actively involved in all the other Work Packages. Main tasks involved creating both internal and external communication guidelines, prepare and lead workshops related to risk management in the Atlantic Area and dissemination through social media channels.

  • More information

    For more information please refer to the project website: www.ageoatlantic.eu, or contact Ariadna Ortega at ariadna.ortega_at_lapalmacentre.eu.