I-REACT is an innovation project funded by the European Commission. Grant agreement #700256.

Our acronym stands for Improving Resilience to Emergencies through Advanced Cyber Technologies.

We aim to use social media, smartphones and wearables to improve natural disaster management.

CONTEXT

Due to climate change, extreme weather events will be frequent and will last longer. Greater evaporation will lead to increased water vapour in the atmosphere, producing more intense precipitation. This, together with rapid snow melting, increases the likelihood of floods. Also, higher temperatures will increase the frequency of wildfires as well as other natural disasters.

CHALLENGE

Current systems for risk management are still limited in their effectiveness. Despite technological progresses and the availability of large amounts of data, there is no platform that integrates and analyses in real time all the useful data to manage emergencies for improving prediction and management of natural disasters.

MISSION

I-REACT will be the first European-wide platform to integrate emergency management data coming from multiple sources, including that provided by citizens through social media and crowdsourcing. This way, we will be able to produce information faster and allow citizens, civil protection services and policimakers to effectively prevent and/or react against natural disasters.

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partners

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European countries

3

Years

12

SMEs

News

Our corporate video is now published!

Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. This year, the theme is Live To…
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Disaster management leaders discuss in Paris how to improve prevention and reaction against extreme weather events

  The International workshop “Increasing Resilience to Natural hazards through Information and Communication Technology”, organised on 14-15 September 2016 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, will bring together policy-makers, emergency…
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I-REACT participates at the Community of Users

On the 23rd of June 2016, a side event on "High Impact Weather and Climate Induced Emergencies" was held as part of the Fourth meeting of the Community of Users on Safe, Secure and Resilient Societies. This event was organised under the umbrella…
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The I-REACT project has successfully started

I-REACT has just started. It will help in preventing and managing emergency situations. Thanks to I-REACT, emergency responses will be more coordinated, costs will be reduced and citizens will be actively involved. The future of natural disasters…

I-REACT explained