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Prof. Dr. V.J. Dietrich
Institute for Mineralogy and Petrography
ETH Zürich

Prof. Dr. Lorenz Hurni
Institute of Cartography
ETH Zürich

Innovation and Outlook > Potential Users

Potential Users

This software package will be implemented by national councils and civil protection agencies as an early-warning system, including the basis for hazard assessment, vulnerability and risk studies as well as for emergency planning. In addition, the new information system incorporates educational information accessible to the public in order to generate awareness.

Potential users could include:

1. Specific regional hazard assessment and protection organizations (i.e. Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization, Civil Defence Organizations);

2. Greek and Italian federal, local and regional governmental offices and organizations for tourism, urban, environmental, regional and industrial planning, energy, water supply, and transportation;

3. Osservatorio Vesuviano, Naples (OVNI);

4. National Observatory of Athens, Greece (Institute of Geodynamics, NOAIG);

5. UNDRO (Office of United Nations Disaster Relief);


7. DRM (World Institute of Disaster Management), Washington, D.C.;

8. International Volcanological and Seismological Commissions and Organizations (e.g. European Seismological Commission; IAVCEI of IUGG, WOVO of IAVCEI);

9. Insurance and re-insurance firms;

10. Private companies and enterprises.

Fig. 49 Potential GEOWARN software users. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ)
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Several methodologies are applied in a completely new way to achieve the necessary results.

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