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Project coordinator
Prof. David Alexander


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Gabor Fabian


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MOVE is co-financed by the EC
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Why this project?

MOVE intends to
  • create knowledge, frameworks and methods for the assessment of vulnerability to natural hazards in Europe.
  • use indices and indicators to help improve societal and environmental resilience placing emphasis on clear, capable measurement and accounting for uncertainties.
  • identify gaps in existing methodologies.
  • produce a conceptual framework that is independent of scale and hazard type.
  • analyse physical, technical, environmental, economic, social, cultural and institutional vulnerability measured for specific hazards and at different geographical scales.
  • study floods, temperature extremes, droughts, landslides, earthquakes, wildfires and storms.

  • MOVE will make use of case studies throughout Europe:
    Methodologies will be tested in case study regions for vulnerable elements and appropriate hazard types. Case studies will enable the availability and quality of existing data to be examines at sub-national (NUTS 3-5) and local scales. The seven MOVE case studies will integrate methods of estimating potential economic damage and social vulnerability.

    MOVE will involve stakeholders:
    Stakeholders will be consulted systematically in order to understand their needs and enable MOVE to draw attention to the practical value of its methodologies.

    MOVE will result in:
    The generic framework, data analysis and applicability tests will result in a standard approach to vulnerability assessment in Europe.

    MOVE activity areas:
  • Environment
  • Climate Change, Pollution and Natural Hazards
  • Vulnerability assessment and societal impacts
  • Collaborative small- or medium-size focused research project


    The MOVE project is co-financed by the European Commission with contract No.: 211590
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