Task C- Activities and presentation of the technical results and deliverables

Task C- Activities and presentation of the technical results and deliverables


Activities have been according to plan – and even more activities were added during the project phase:

• First kick-off workshop in Stockholm, Sweden – April 11th 2012 – choosing 5 possible scenarios
• Presentation of Task C at kick-off meeting in Hamburg, Germany – May 3rd -4th 2012 – additional scenario added.
• Questionnaire 1 – deadline for responding August 1st 2012
• Workshop in Riga, Latvia December 4th and 5th 2012. Project participants and national experts were invited to discuss the scenarios and methodology proposed for mapping shared risks. The six scenarios were scored according to the methodology, and resulted in a first risk matrix.

• Mid-term evaluation seminar, Warszawa, Poland January 31st 2013. Presentation of results and future prospective.
• Workshop in Hamburg, Germany April 17th-19th 2013. Revisiting the method and discussing
capacity gaps arising from the scenarios.
• Questionnaire 2 – deadline for responding May 17th 2013
• Final conference in Brüssel, Belgium May 13th-14th 2013. Presenting results, experience and way forwards.

As a result of Russia joining Task C, joint meetings have been held:

• St.Petersburg, Russia, October 24th-26th 2012 (Norway-Russia)
• Tønsberg, Norway, April 8th-12th 2013 (Russia-Norway)
• International seminar on Natural and man-made risk assessment in the Russian Federation, St.Petersburg, Russia May 27th-29th 2013 (Participants in 14.3)

In addition, several working-group meetings (MSB/DSB) and meetings with the CBSS secretariat have been held.

The work and process in 14.3 Task C has also been presented at the Civil Protection Forum in Brussels on May 15th, and in the North-European Risk Seminar, London on June 25th 2013.

All the activities have been relevant and productive – and an important part of building the necessary network of experts. The Riga and Hamburg workshops were both evaluated by the participants, and received high scores on how they were organised and how useful they were.

Presentation of the technical results and deliverables

Red Book One – Drawing Macro-regional Risk: Six Scenarios for the Baltic Sea Region

Red Book One gives an overview of where the project started, the status of implementation of risk assessments in the different countries, and the view on cross- border cooperation. Results from the first questionnaire are presented, along with a full description of the six scenarios that were the basis for further risk assessment. The six scenarios can provide for further cross-border studies, and as examples for the challenging effects that we have to be prepared for.

Red Book Two – Guiding and Tailoring Risk Assessment for the Baltic Sea Region

Red Book Two is a detailed handbook on the risk assessment itself. It covers the impact areas and the consequence criteria, thus providing a tool for scoring each scenario. The macro-regional Risk Assessment and Mapping Guidelines for Disaster Management can be a vocabulary for civil protection experts, to make sure one common language among different countries is used.

St.Petersburg University of State Fire Service of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters: Natural and man-made risk assessment in the Russian Federation.

This is the report which is produced by project partner St.Petersburg University State Fire Service of EMERCOM, as their contribution to the project. The report gives an overview of the Unified Emergency Prevention and Response State System in Russia, Methods of natural and man-made risk analysis, examples of risk assessments of emergency within
the framework of the Project 14.3 as well as general information about St.Petersburg University of State Fire Service. The report is published in English and Russian. The report and the presentation of its contents at an international seminar in May, gave valuable contributions to the overall work in 14.3.

Red Book Three – Macro-regional Risk – What did we learn? (To be finished)

Red Book Three sums up the results from the first initial risk assessment, presenting the risk matrix as it appeared during this project period. It is also addressing the capacity analysis (results from questionnaire 2), and proposes areas for future work.