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OPEn-air laboRAtories for Nature baseD solUtions to Manage environmental risks (OPERANDUM)

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The objective of OPERANDUM is to reduce hydro-meteorological risks in European territories through co-designed, co-developed, deployed, tested and demonstrated innovative green and blue/grey/hybrid NBS, and push business exploitation. It aims for provision of science-evidence for the usability of NBS, and best practices for their design based on participatory processes. It foresees multiple levels of stakeholders engagement from the local community up to the international level to leverage the widest possible NBS acceptance to promote its diffusion as a good practice. It establishes the framework for the strengthening of NBS-based policies according to local legislation and promotes technology and innovation in NBS to create European leadership.

OPERANDUM is based on open-air laboratories (OALs), a fairly new concept that expands the Living Labs to a wider vision for natural and rural areas. In OALs novel NBS in seven European countries and three in China and Australia are implemented to address specific risks and their effectiveness, assessed through innovative monitoring systems and cutting-edge numerical modelling approaches. OPERANDUM realizes a multi-dimensional open and flexible platform enabling stakeholders and end users to improve knowledge in NBS to mitigate climate change as well as ways to promote and exploit the improved/preserved environment while increasing business opportunities.

Project information

Lead

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Partners

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS, Finland
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT, Netherlands
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNGGMBH, Germany
KENTRO KAINOTOMON TECHNOLOGION AE, Greece
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN, Ireland
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, United Kingdom
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO, France
LUONNONVARAKESKUS, Finnland
OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN, Austria
THE GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom
RINA CONSULTING SPA, Italy
C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA, Italy
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, United Kingdom
PNO CONSULTANTS BV, Netherlands
AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PREVENZIONE, L'AMBIENTE E L'ENERGIA DELL'EMILIA-ROMAGNA, Italy
SWECO GMBH, GermanyPERIFEREIA STEREAS ELLADAS, Greece
NATURALEA CONSERVACIO, SL, Spain
KAJO SRO, Croatia
DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL, Ireland
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI, Italy
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, Hong Kong
COLD AND ARID REGIONS ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH INSTITUTE, China
UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST, Australia
INSTITUTE OF REMOTE SENSING AND DIGITAL EARTH - CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, China

Source of funding

H2020-EU.3.5.1.2., H2020-EU.3.5.2.

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 08 2021   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Jun 08 2021

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