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Prof. Dr. Jochen Zschau

GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

D-14473 Potsdam
Tel.: +49 311 288-1200
Fax: +49 331 288-1204




Lead Partner
Management and Coordination

Single-type risk assessment and comparability

Task 2.1

Review of state of the art single-type risk analysis procedures in the framework of synoptical risk comparisons, and data gathering

Task 2.2
Uncertainty quantification and comparison for single-type risk analyses
Task 2.3

Harmonization of single-type risk assessment methodologies for achieving risk comparability


Cascade effects in a multi-hazard approach

Task 3.1
Review of existing multi-hazard assessment procedures
Task 3.2

Identification of possible cascade events for different space-time scales

Task 3.3

Development of Bayesian and non-Bayesian procedures to integrate cascade events in a multi-hazard assessment scheme

Task 3.4

Development of a multi-hazard model to be integrated in multi-risk software

Time-dependent vulnerability
Task 4.1
Time-dependent physical vulnerability
Task 4.2
Time-dependent functional vulnerability
Task 4.3
Social and economic vulnerability

Framework for multi-type risk assessment

Task 5.1
Review of existing multi-risk assessment procedures

Development of a theoretical framework for consistent multi-risk assessment

Task 5.3

Development and testing of models for assessment of tangible and intangible losses

Task 5.4
Development of fault trees and event trees for environmental risks
Task 5.5

Identification of sources and types of uncertainties, and quantifications of uncertainties in the multi-risk assessment


Decision support for mitigation and adaptation in a multi-hazard environment

Task 6.1
Moving from single-hazard to multi-hazard decision-analytic methods
Task 6.2

Individual perceptual and cognitive barriers to multi-hazard management

Task 6.3
Barriers to effective decision-making
Task 6.4
Synthesis: benefits and barriers to a multi-hazard approach

"Virtual City" and test cases

Task 7.1
Common IT framework for test case analysis
Task 7.2
Implementation and analysis of the “virtual city”
Task 7.3
Implementation and analysis of the Naples test case
Task 7.4
Implementation and analysis of the French West Indies test case
Implementation and analysis of the Cologne test case
Dissemination/end users
Task 8.1
Dissemination, processes, products and web portal
Task 8.2
European reference reports
Task 8.3
Semantic Knowledge Base
Task 8.4
Interaction with international communities and platforms
Task 8.5
Training and direct knowledge dissemination