beAWARE Heatwave Pilot Webinar!

beAWARE Heatwave Pilot Webinar!

  Save the Date!! Next week, Tuesday the 15th of January, beAWARE H2020 project organizes a Webinar where the results of the first heatwave pilot in Thessaloniki will be presented. You are invited to participate and encouraged to provide your insights and views regarding the crisis management platform that the project is currently developing! Time: 10.30 CET, estimated duration: 45-60'
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First beAWARE Webinar in Greek!

First beAWARE Webinar in Greek!

  Σε 4ημέρες θα πραγματοποιηθεί το πρώτο webinar του beAWARE στα Ελληνικά, την επόμενη Τρίτη στις 11:30 το πρωί. Για να συνδεθείτε ακολουθήστε τον παρακάτω σύνδεσμο   https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/…  Μείνετε συντονισμένοι....
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Happy New beAWARE Year!!

Happy New beAWARE Year!!

  Here in beAWARE, we would like to wish to all Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays !! A big thank you for your efforts and devotion in our project within 2018! We also would like to wish a Happy New year, full of beautiful moments and experiences and remember always to beAWARE! Check out our latest newsletter for the heatwave pilot of last month and do not forget to subscribe to our new YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoogTOO-dmd4JSS47gC1nGw https://beaware-project.eu/heatwave-pilot-newsletter/
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Heatwave Pilot Newsletter!

Heatwave Pilot Newsletter!

  Our new NEWSLETTER is online!! Check out all our latest news about our first heatwave pilot last month in Greece, in the city of Thessaloniki, and beAWARE for our latest news! Newsletter Heatwave Pilot Here in beAWARE, we would like to wish to all Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a joyful 2019!! A big thank you for your efforts and devotion in our project within 2018!
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beAWARE in SRE 2018

beAWARE in SRE 2018

  Hat tip to all those participants in SRE2018 that visited our booth and to our beloved colleagues from CERTH that were there to present our project, the components of the beAWARE platform and answer any question of our visitors!!
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beAWARE’s Heatwave Pilot was conluded!

beAWARE’s Heatwave Pilot was conluded!

  The first day of the pilot started with a presentation of the beAWARE platform and its functionalities. Present were all the consortium members as well as representatives from rescue organizations and civil protection authorities! A presentation of the beAWARE mobile app was undertaken and all participants installed it in their phone in order to see first hand the tools and mechanisms. Moreover, the Command Center and the capabilities its offers were shown to the participants, including training on the platform functionalities. The second day of beAWARE pilot exercise started with a briefing of the players and their role. Next, participants were divided into teams which were later deployed in the city to simulate the emergencies coming from a heatwave. Additionally, a PSAP operating room was set for the evaluation of the platform and its…
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beAWARE Heatwave Pilot in Thessaloniki, 19-20 November!

beAWARE Heatwave Pilot in Thessaloniki, 19-20 November!

  For the purpose of the Horizon 2020 BeAWARE project, the first pilot exercise will take place at the headquarters of the Hellenic Rescue Team in Thessaloniki from 19 to 20 November 2018! The aim of this first pilot is to assess the use and evaluation of the system in extreme weather events related with heatwaves. The scenario will present what is being done today and the improvements that the platform can offer to the public authorities and citizens. Upcoming for the project, two other pilots are scheduled for next year: one in Valencia where the system capabilities will be tested in cases of forest fires and the second in Vicenza where floods will be the scenario where the beAWARE platform will be called upon to support the decision makers…
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beAWARE partner scores Best performing visual and fusion method in MediaEval18

beAWARE partner scores Best performing visual and fusion method in MediaEval18

  CERTH-ITI team had the best performing visual and fusion method and the second overall score among all teams in MediaEval18 – Multimedia Satellite Task! Analysis of social media images and fusion of textual and visual information on a very ambiguous test collection using the team’s DCNN architecture led to this success in flood evidence recognition and road passability estimation.  http://www.multimediaeval.org/mediaeval2018/multimediasatellite/
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Extreme weather events in Greece- Summer 2018

Extreme weather events in Greece- Summer 2018

This summer in Greece was quite unusual in comparison with previous years. Stronger north winds in August (but weaker in July), warmer seas in the Aegean Sea than the Ionian, lack of periods of very high temperatures, record heavy rains and very intense activity of lightening have characterized this summer at an unprecedented level. According to the Weather Observatory of the National Observatory of Athens, the seven most notable features of the summer of 2018 (June-July-August) in the Greece were: The number of days with strong northern winds (meltemia) in the Aegean in July was impressively low, with only eight days (the lowest number of days in the last ten years). On the contrary, this August was a month with a high frequency of strong northern winds (24 days of…
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3rd Newsletter of H2020 beAWARE’s project is online!

3rd Newsletter of H2020 beAWARE’s project is online!

Check out our third newsletter with a lot of interesting information on: Developments regarding the project Many news on the extreme weather events of this summer in Europe, the new capacities coming from using drones and the academic researcher that show the necessity to adopt risk assessment plans Participation of beAWARE in events and conferences Updates from our workshop in ISCRAM News from our plenary meetings be AWARE for the next newsletter in few months, after our pilot in Thessaloniki on 19-21 November!! beAWARE- Newsletter 3o
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