Integrated Resilience Assessment Platform

IRAP
HARMONIA will leverage existing tools, services and novel technologies to deliver an integrated resilience assessment platform working on top of GEOSS, seeing the current lack of a dedicated process of understanding and quantifying Climate Change (CC) effects on urban areas using Satellite and auxiliary data available on GEOSS, DIAS, urban TEP, GEP etc. platforms.


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Incorporates multi-disciplinary knowledge and assessments

Addressing hazards connected to Climate Change (CC)

Addressing geological haxards (geohazards)

Identification and definition of intervention necessity indices

How the IRAP platform will be delivered - Who does what

WP1: Project Coordination and management | POLIMI
This Work Package covers all management and coordination aspects of HARMONIA and is led by the Polytechnic University of Milan (POLIMI), the coordinator of the project. This includes ensuring that the project objectives are met in a timely fashion and a continuous evaluation of risks. POLIMI is also responsible for coordination of legal issues, as well as financial and administrative aspects of the project.
WP1

TASK 1.1

T1.1 Project management and coordination towards objectives


Leader: POLIMI

Participants: all partners
TASK 1.2

T 1.2 Handling of administrative, financial and legal aspects


Leader: POLIMI
TASK 1.3

T 1.3 Coordination of knowledge management, innovation and IPR


Leader: POLIMI

TASK 1.4

T 1.4 Quality assurance and risk management


Leader: POLIMI

Participants: all partners
TASK 1.5

T 1.5 Data management plan & data ethics (Privacy, Safety and Governance)


Leader: MPL


Participants: GSH

TASK 1.6

T 1.6 Data and services Taxonomy


Leader: DATAR


Participants: MPL

WP2: Systems specifications, use case requirements and conceptual design – ICSS
This Work Package mainly concerns defining the stakeholders' groups that HARMONIA will target. Led by the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICSS) of the National Technical University of Athens, it will develop the conceptual architecture which will underpin the IRAP platform, including the users’ requirements, data sources and technical specifications of the platform.
WP2

TASK 2.1

T 2.1 User & stakeholders groups identification and collection of requirements


Leader: URBASOFIA


Participants: RG, ASDE, EARSC, EURONET, IXELLES, MILAN, SOFIA PIRAEUS)

TASK 2.2
T 2.2 Data availability & requirements on collection, tranformation & intelligence extraction

Leader: ASSIMILA

Participants: ICCS, RG, GSH, KTH, INGV, FORTH, ASDE, FMI, HUMANITAS
TASK 2.3

T 2.3 System specifications of HARMONIA applications & IRAP integration


Leader: GSH


Participants: ICCS, FORTH, ASDE

TASK 2.4

T 2.4 HARMONIA IRAP platform conceptual architecture


Leader: ICCS


Participants: n/a

TASK 2.5
T 2.5 Evaluation metrics and impact assessment methodology

Leader: RG

Participants: ICCS
WP3: Data acquisition, integration & handling – CTI
Based on the conceptual architecture developed in WP2, this Work Package will deliver the data content needed for the IRAP platform. Under the responsibility of Creotech Instruments S.A (CTI), this includes acquiring and integrating citizens-based, in-situ and Earth Observation data into the platform.
WP3

TASK 3.1

T 3.1 Citizens-based data acquisition & integration


Leader: URBASOFIA



Participants: ASDE, IXELLES, MILAN, SOFIA, PIRAEUS, MPL

TASK 3.2
T 3.2 Urban Context data acquisition & integration

Leader: GSH



Participants: ICCS, FORTH, ASDE, IXELLES, MILAN, SOFIA, PIRAEUS

TASK 3.3
T 3.3 In situ data acquisition & integration

Leader: POLIMI



Participants: ICCS, ASDE, IXELLES, MILAN, SOFIA, PIRAEUS

TASK 3.4

T3.4 EO data acquisition & integration


Leader: CTI


Participants: ICCS, GSH, INGV, FORTH, ASDE

TASK 3.5

T3.5 Data annotation


Leader: KTH


Participants: ICCS

TASK 3.6

T3.6 The HARMONIA Data Cubes


Leader: ICCS


Participants: KTH

WP4: HARMONIA Intelligence framework – FMI
This work package will adapt ensemble models and AI tools into IRAP. Led by the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), this includes analysing climatic and atmosphere data relevant to the needs of HARMONIA. Specific tasks will be addressed such as developing indexes through Earth Observation and remote sensing techniques and modelling the relationship between air quality and urban health.
WP4

TASK 4.1

T 4.1 Atmospheric forcing, weather reanalysis and forecasting data


Leader: FMI


Participants: ASDE, ASSIMILA

TASK 4.2

T 4.2 Climate change downscaling at the city level


Leader: FORTH

Participants: ASDE
TASK 4.3

T 4.3 Ecological Integrity Indexes - Essential Biodiversity Variables - Urban greenness


Leader: ASSIMILA

Participants: POLIMI, KTH, ASDE
TASK 4.4

T 4.4 Geotechnical models in CC context


Leader: POLIMI


Participants: INGV, ASDE

TASK 4.5

T 4.5 Air quality & connection to urban health models


Leader: HUMANITAS


Participants: ASDE

TASK 4.6

T 4.6 Urban context models (mobility, demographics, etc.)


Leader: UVT


Participants: POLIMI, ASDE, IXELLEs, MILAN, SOFIA, PIRAEUS

TASK 4.7

T 4.7 Adaptation of existing & development of innovative AI/ML techniques


Leader: KTH

Participants: UVT, ASDE, HUMANITAS
WP5: HARMONIA applications towards urban risk quantification - FORTH
This Work Package will take advantage of the conceptual architecture, data acquisition and intelligence framework defined in the aforementioned WPs. Led by the Foundation for Research and Technology of Hellas (FORTH), the aim here is to apply the predefined methods and tools to quantify urban risks. Existing EO services and multiparametric approaches will be integrated in the platform, focusing on hazards such as air quality, heat islands, humidity and temperature Anomalies, flash flooding and more.
WP5

TASK 5.1

T 5.1 Integration of existing EO services


Leader: CTI

Participants: ICCS, GSH, INGV, ASDE
TASK 5.2

T 5.2 Urban air quality services


Leader: ASSIMILA


Participants: ASDE, HUMANITAS
TASK 5.3

T 5.3 Urban Heat Fluxes & urban heat islands


Leader: FORTH

Participants: ASDE
TASK 5.4

T 5.4 Humidity and Temperature Anomalies & complex scenarios


Leader: FORTH

Participants: KTH, ASDE, ASSIMILA
TASK 5.5

T 5.5 Urban flash flooding


Leader: FMI

Participants: KTH, ASDE

TASK 5 .6

T 5.6 Geohazards – Urban land deformation


Leader: INGV

Participants: KTH, ASDE
WP6: HARMONIA resilience DSS and IRAP platform - GSH
Led by Geosystems Hellas (GSH), this Work Package will map the topography of urban climate change risks. This will help define where the risks are in a cityscape and their changing patterns over time. A vulnerability and risk-based approach will also be developed to increase the resilience of urban environments against foreseen or unforeseen climate impacts. This will offer easy to implement tools for risk assessment with a view to support decision making at the urban level. Additionally, the applications of HARMONIA in urban planning, as well as in health and well-being, will be investigated under this Work Package. These tasks will culminate in the development of the IRAP platform, which will act as a decision support tool informing end users on spatio-temporal changes and the impact of climate change on the environment.
WP6

TASK 6.1

T 6.1 Risk & Impact Assessment


Leader: KTH

Participants: RG, INGV, URBASOFIA, ASDE
TASK 6.2

T 6.2 Vulnerability Assessment and Urban Resilience


Leader: RG

Participants: KTH, URBASOFIA, ASDE, IXELLES, MILAN, SOFIA, PIRAEUS
TASK 6.3

T 6.3 Multi-hazard mitigation & adaptation measures


Leader: RG

Participants: KTH, INGV, ASDE, IXELLES, MILAN, SOFIA, PIRAEUS
TASK 6.4

T 6.4 HARMONIA urban planning application


Leader: GSH

Participants: ICCS, URBASOFIA, ASDE, IXELLES, MILAN, SOFIA, PIRAEUS
TASK 6.5

T 6.5 HARMONIA urban health & well-being application


Leader: HUMANITAS

Participants: ICCS, ASDE, IXELLES, MILAN, SOFIA, PIRAEUS

TASK 6.6

T 6.6 IRAP platform integration and support to GEOSS


Leader: ICCS


Participants: KTH, INGV, ASDE

WP7: Demonstration & Validation activities - POLIMI
This Work Package will evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the HARMONIA platform. Demonstration activities in different climatic zones will be conducted in the 4 pilot cities of HARMONIA: in Ixelles-Brussels (Belgium); in Milano (Italy); in Piraeus (Greece); and in Sofia (Bulgaria). The success of these pilots will be measured in comparison with the user requirements identified in WP2. Furthermore, the longer term viability of HARMONIA services will be assessed through an aPESTLE (Economic,Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental) analysis.
WP7

TASK 7.1

T 7.1 Preparatory activities for demonstration


Leader: POLIMI

Participants: RG, GSH, UVT, INGV, FORTH, ASDE, MPL
TASK 7.2

T 7.2 Pilot activities in Milan


Leader: POLIMI

Participants: GSH, UVT, FORTH, HUMANITAS, MILAN, MPL
TASK 7.3

T 7.3 Pilot activities in Ixelles


Leader: GSH

Participants: POLIMI, UVT, INGV, FORTH, IXELLES, MPL
TASK 7.4

T 7.4 Pilot activities in Sofia


Leader: ASDE


Participants: POLIMI, GSH, UVT, INGV, FORTH, SOFIA, MPL

TASK 7.5

T 7.5 Pilot activities in Piraeus


Leader: GSH

Participants: POLIMI, UVT, INGV, HUMANITAS, PIRAEUS, MPL

TASK 7.6

T 7.6 IRAP platform assessment and performance validation


Leader: ASSIMILA


Participants: RG, GSH, UVT, INGV, FORTH, ASDE, HUMANITAS, EURONET, IXELLES, MILAN, SOFIA, PIRAEUS

WP8: Communication, Dissemination, and Exploitation of the HARMONIA results - EARSC
Led by the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC), this Work Package will communicate and disseminate the results of HARMONIA. A communication strategy is here developed to outline the strategy, actions, and tools with which the project will communicate its activities to a range of external stakeholders. Furthermore, WP8 covers HARMONIA´s promotional materials (leaflet, brochure, videos etc.), its participation in dissemination fora and the online presence of the project. 10 dedicated workshops will also be organised throughout the project to promote the uptake of HARMONIA. Furthermore, regulatory aspects relevant to the project will be monitored and a sustainability analysis carried out towards the end of the project. Intellectual Property exploitation will also be managed within this Work Package.
WP8

TASK 8.1

T 8.1 Dissemination plan & high impact collateral


Leader: EARSC


Participants: POLIMI, ICCS, RG, GSH, CTI, UVT, KTH, FORTH, URBASOFIA, ASDE, EARSC, MPL

TASK 8.2

T 8.2 Implementation of high impact communication activities


Leader: EARSC

Participants: POLIMI, ICCS, GSH, CTI, UVT, KTH, INGV,FORTH, ASDE, EARSC, EURONET, IXELLES, MILAN, SOFIA, PIRAEUS, DATAR
TASK 8.3

T 8.3 Community Management & Ecosystem


Leader: EARSC


Participants: POLIMI, GSH, URBASOFIA, ASDE, EARSC, EURONET, IXELLES, MILAN, SOFIA, PIRAEUS

TASK 8.4

T 8.4 Regulatory aspects and policy recommendations


Leader: DATAR

Participants: RG, EARSC, HUMANITAS, MPL

TASK 8.5

T 8.5 Business models, exploitation plan & HARMONIA IRAP sustainability


Leader: EURO

Participants: RG, GSH, ASDE, EARSC

TASK 8.6

T 8.6 IPR management, standardization and patenting


Leader: MPL


Participants: POLIMI, GSH, KTH, ASDE, EARSC, MPL

WP9: Ethics - POLIMI
In this Work Package, the project team will ensure compliance to the ethics guidelines set out by the European Commission.
WP9

TASK 9.1

T 9.1 Compliance to ethics


Leader: POLIMI

Participants: All partners
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