TRigger BUffer zones for inundaTion Events

contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

Funded by DG ECHO under the instrument "Prevention Projects in Civil Protection", the project TRIBUTE (TRigger BUffer zones for inundaTion Events) was launched in January 2017 with a duration of 2 years. The consortium counts 7 partners and is led by the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

Managing inundation risk requires prevention measures in close cooperation with Civil Protection Authorities. An evacuation trigger buffer is a pre-established boundary that circumscribes an area in such a way that when floodwaters (incl. waters, sediment, contaminated waters and pollution) coming from any direction cross the buffer, an evacuation is recommended. TRIBUTE software tool that will be delivered as a web service and as a mobile application, will provide the trigger buffers zones for a threatened site taking into consideration the current estimates of downpour hazards from satellites as well as its vulnerability and coping capacity. The service will have pan-European coverage and will be tested extensively in three pilot areas with different characteristics, including cross-border and multi-threat. TRIBUTE has rich training, dissemination and exploitation activities to promote the concept to the stakeholders.