Nature-based Solutions for hydro-meteorological hazards

Event posted by JGrunnill
Wednesday, 5 May 2021 - 13:30

 Prototyping a novel platform to facilitate community data access, collaboration, and interaction

Nature-based Solutions (NBS) have proven successful in addressing hydro-meteorological hazards such as floods, landslides, and droughts, and in helping vulnerable communities adapt to climate change. However, public awareness, knowledge, and uptake of NBS are still limited at a wider scale. The newly developed Geospatial Information Knowledge Platform (GeoIKP) launched within the OPERANDUM project aims to address this gap. It essentially serves as a digital hub, open for all, to share NBS-related information, data, frameworks, tools and more.

The GeoIKP can be used to explore various aspects of NBS from the co-creation path and existing practices for addressing local challenges to identifying suitable NBS for a given area. The user-friendly and flexible interface of the GeoIKP caters to both advanced users with a professional interest as well as first-time visitors without any prior knowledge of NBS. The platform builds on data collected and experiences gained through locally adapted solutions within the OPERANDUM pilot sites known as Open-Air Laboratories (OALs), each of which has a unique environmental and socio-economic context.

Join our experts for the 5th OPERANDUM webinar and find out about the GeoIKPs variety of cutting-edge services, interactive tools, customizable functionalities, and extensive data repositories.

What you will learn:

  • How the GeoIKP is tailored to fit different profiles, interests, and needs
  • How to inspect, analyze, or download data, maps and statistics on a variety of thematic areas of relevance for NBS assessment
  • How to access information about the co-creation of NBS at OALs
  • How you can share your own NBS project and contribute to the NBS data repository


Who are our experts?

Silvana Di Sabatino, Professor of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Bologna, Italy, and coordinator of the OPERANDUM Project

Laura Sandra Leo, PhD and Research Fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Bologna, Italy

How to join the webinar?

All you have to do is register here and follow the link you receive before the event.

See you online!

For more information on the OPERANDUM Project, click here.