The Platform for Atlantic Geohazard Risk Management (AGEO) is a project funded by the Interreg Atlantic Area programme, which aims to explore new forms of engagement between civil society and local authorities on risk management systems. The participation of individuals from outside professional organizations is widely recognized as a key factor to build resilience towards geohazards.
Five pilot sites located in Canary Islands (Spain), Causeway Coast (Northern Ireland), Lisbon (Portugal), Madeira Island (Portugal) and Brittany (France) were selected for the creation of Geohazard Citizen Observatories. AGEO also intends to encourage the local use of innovative Earth observation products and services provided by European data infrastructures, in particular Copernicus, which will support geohazard risk management.
13 institutions from 5 European countries have participated in AGEO: Instituto Técnico de Lisboa (IST), Associação Portuguesa de Geólogos (APG), La Palma Research Centre, Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME), Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO), Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI), University College Dublin (UCD), Cerema, Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEC), Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEG), Universidade da Madeira (uMA), Câmara Municipal de Lisboa.