AGEO to celebrate Final Conference in Lisbon on the 19th and 20th of April
On the 19th and 20th of April, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC) in Lisbon will host the final conference for AGEO, a project funded by the EU under the Interreg Atlantic Area programme. AGEO aims to develop innovative solutions for geohazard assessment and early warning systems using citizen science and Earth observation data. The conference will present the main outcomes and achievements of the project, which involved 13 partners from 5 European countries.
The conference will feature presentations by experts from the AGEO Consortium, as well as keynote lectures from renowned specialists on geohazards and risk management: José Luís Zêzere (Lisbon University), Montserrat Román (Civil Protection and Emergency Services of the Government of the Canary Islands) and Anna Hicks (British Geological Survey).
The topics covered will include the experience involving citizens in the five pilots, the education and training done for citizens in geohazard risk preparedness as part of AGEO, and the sustainability of citizens’ observatories for risk management, among others.
The event will also feature a workshop and roundtable on how to engage citizens on geohazard risk management using citizens’ observatories. The keynote lecturers will take part in this session and share their insights and experiences.
The attendance to the conference is free of charge, but registration is required.
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Location and Contact
Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil
Av. do Brasil 101, 1700-111
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.