Task C – Macro-regional risk scenario/hazard and gap analysis
A set of developed scenarios and identified gaps in order to anticipate potential disasters in a macro-regional context
A methodology for a macro-regional approach covering the potential major natural and man-made disasters
A practice of comparing national methods and approaches
Reinforcement of disaster prevention and response capacity and coherence and coordination between different institutions; a set of appropriate examples of good practice for different types of risk scenarios
While other three task forces within the project 14.3 are focusing each on risk assessment of a particular disasters (flood, fire and nuclear radiation respectively), the Task C takes a more general approach inquiring into scenarios of all potential hazards. Their focus is largely directed towards the issue of comparability of the methods used to assess these potential hazards on national levels. Such an approach does not overlap with the objectives of other three projects tasks. It rather addresses it on a different methodological method of overarching assessment. It aims at developing a particular methodology for a macro-regional approach covering the potential major natural and man-made disasters and developing tailored macro-regional tools for risk assessment. An important aspect of the Task C work is that it is looking into ways of how to ensure a better comparability between the existing national methods and approaches, which is a crucial prerequisite when defining a common macro-regional approach. Establishing of … that the project 14.3 is talking about, Task C is aiming to shape a common knowledge capital by mapping of shared risks and types of risks (a collection of disaster, hazard, exposure, vulnerability and resistance data that have macro-regional relevance). This will reinforce disaster prevention and response capacity as well as coherence and coordination between different institutions. Task C will collect appropriate examples of good practice for different types of risk scenarios in the Baltic Sea Region.
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