Multi Hazard risk Understanding

Enhanced resilience and reduced vulnerability of historic areas to climate change and other natural hazards, also accounting for their synergistic impact.

Impact of Climate Change and geo-hazards on historic areas hosting Cultural Heritage sites and monuments, which in turn yield significant adverse impacts on economies, politics and societies.

Faster, Adapted, efficient response


  • will allow more frequent inspections, which will lead to improved maintenance scheduling, targeting to the forecast of future damages and the on-time intervention (predictive maintenance). This can greatly reduce maintenance costs for the associated organisations.
  • is expected to highly contribute to a safer city network for all citizens, tourists, commuters, and any other users activated in the historic areas, through its advanced services and outputs.
Better preparedness


  • innovates on integrating ground multi/hyper-spectral imaging analysis techniques on automating the diagnosis of the current assessment status of a CH monument/historic area site.
  • improves innovation capacity and integrate new knowledge
  • includes products and services that assist CH experts in understanding the effect of previous restoration processes and taking decisions and mitigation strategies to avoid material degradation phenomena and enhance resilience
Sustainable reconstruction


  • Improves reconstruction and economic and social recovery of historic areas by local authorities and communities through the use of new knowledge and tools.
  • supports integrated reconstruction, in social, environmental and economical terms by adopting a load-balancing model of business cooperation and offering a rational basis for adopting the right mix of policies and financial tools for fuelling a rapid and build-better reconstruction.
  • gets results about degradation rates and potential acceleration phenomena that are caused due to Climate Change and environmental impacts by carrying out multi/hyper-spectral imaging analysis at different temporal instances.
  • obtains estimates of the exposure of the sites under consideration on the main climatic parameters and selected air pollutants that have an effect on the aesthetics and the stability of the buildings in the long term, using numerical modelling results.
Quantitative impact Assessment


  • will be used to estimate quantitative indicators for the potential impacts of Climate Change on historic areas from the individual building to a regional level, including also aspects related to their aesthetics due to long-term exposure of the structures on air pollution and microclimatic conditions.
  • will be interfaced with existing open-source hazard assessment software and network simulators, built on a Geographic Information System (GIS), and chained to socioeconomic impact analysis tools to produce both quantitative and qualitative loss estimations (e.g. financial loss estimation, reputation impact, morale impact etc.) in order to develop an end-to-end simulation platform enabling the running of any number of different “what-if” scenarios.


  • Opens up new avenues for mitigation and adaptation measures across all sectors from construction to transport
  • Probes the issues of protection and integrity of Cultural Heritage assets in historic areas.
  • Promotes the relation between the protection of the historic areas and its cultural uses by society i.e. the transformational challenge of Cultural Heritage.

Taking into account the dominant role of Europe in world’s cultural product, the social impact on employability is expected to increase by at least 2% in total population by promoting actions towards the cultural dimension.


Contributes with a ready-to-market product towards large area inspection for historic cities but also on other type of large infrastructures, e.g., railways and urban road network, civil infrastructures