Mediterranean and Pan-European Forecast and Early Warning System against Natural Hazards

November 2023 – November 2026

This project has received funding from the Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101121192

The Mediterranean and Pan-European Forecast and Early Warning System against Natural Hazards (MedEWSa) project will deliver sophisticated, comprehensive, and innovative solutions, comprising a range of complementary services. MedEWSa is an Innovation action (IA) project led by the World Meterological Organisation (WMO) and a consortium of 30 partners. Building on existing tools, MedEWSa will develop a fully integrated impact-based multi-hazard early warning system (EWS). It will achieve advances beyond the state-of-the-art in the areas of AI-based decision support solutions for improved impact prediction, methods for impact prediction and early warnings, modelling and prediction of multiple hazard dynamics and their interdependencies. MedEWSa will explore hybrid methods combining data-driven approaches and the laws of physics, using tools learned from observations and physics-based model results. Ultimately, it will deploy an analysis to provide integrated, accurate, and rapid early warnings for the pan-European-Mediterranean-African region. MedEWSa will also set out a roadmap for contributing to different standardisation activities to identify significant opportunities to push contributions into future standards, pre-normative activities, and open collaborative development environments. In that sense, MedEWSa will benefit from the participation of JLU, WMO, and HHI, who actively participate in international standardisation activities, such as the ITU/WMO/UNEP Focus Group on AI for Natural Disaster Management.

Project Partners

  • World Meteorological Organization
  • National Observatory of Athens
  • Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
  • Sveriges Meteorologiska och Hydrologiska Institut
  • Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute
  • European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts
  • Hellenic Ministry of Defence
  • Centro Internazionale Di Monitoraggio Ambientale – Fondazione
  • Institut National de Recherche pour l'Agriculture, l'alimentation et l'Environnement
  • International Red Cross/Red Crescent Centre on Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness
  • Justus-Liebig-Universitaet Giessen
  • Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación
  • Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut – Fraunhofer HHI
  • Zentralanstalt Für Meteorologie Und Geodynamik
  • Mitiga Solutions
  • Internet of Things applications and Multi-Layer development
  • Kajo s. r. o.
  • Convergence
  • Ministry of Digital Governance
  • African Union Commission
  • National Environmental Agency
  • Region of Attica Civil Protection Department
  • European Central Bank (ASSOCIATED)
  • Centro Previsione e Segnalazione Maree del Comune di Venezia
  • Egyptian Meteorological Authority
  • Ιtalian Meteo Agency
  • Department of Interior of Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Ethiopian Forestry Development
  • Pau Costa Foundation
  • South-East European Multi-Hazard Early Warning Advisory System (SEE-MHEWS-A) represented by the Israel Meteorological Service