Vulnerable areas characterised according to natural hazards all atmospheric hydrologic seismic volcanic and wildfire phenomena that because of their location severity and frequency have the potential to seriously affect society e g floods landslides and subsidence avalanches forest fires earthquakes volcanic eruptions
Natural risk zones are zones where natural hazards areas intersect with highly populated areas and or areas of particular environmental cultural economic value To define or pre estimate a Risk following parameter are necessary potential hazard probability of its occurrence and vulnerability of the exposed populations and of the environmental cultural and economic assets in a specific zone Natural hazards can be classified by origin namely geological hydro meteorological or biological Hazardous events can vary in magnitude or intensity frequency duration area of extent speed of onset spatial dispersion and temporal spacing Specific examples for different types of hazard were identified Floods calculation of flood impact reporting and flood hazard risk mapping Risk Management Scenario an example from a national perspective Landslides hazard mapping vulnerability assessment and risk assessment Forest fires danger vulnerability and risk mapping and Earthquake insurance Following four key spatial object types that are modelled Hazard area Observed event Risk zone and Exposed element
The INSPIRE Interactive Data specification platform offers MS data providers two new applications to support in general their initial data scope “identification” task whether their dataset(s) fall under the data scope of INSPIRE or not.
The first application “Interactive Data Specifications” facilitates the use of the INSPIRE Data Specification – Technical Guidelines documents by providing means to study as well as compare selected parts of the INSPIRE technical documentation (from up to 3 data themes).
The second application “Find your scope” has been developed to support MS data providers with identification of the INSPIRE data scope that is relevant to their dataset(s) that they administer. This application is foreseen to be useful especially in situations where data provider’s datasets do not follow exactly the INSPIRE data themes /application schemas content.
The platform also provides links to useful additional resources of information (e.g. INSPIRE Registry, website etc.).
The development of the Toolkit has been supported by ARE3NA, Action 1.17 of the EU ISA Programme.