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EO-based services in support to industrial risk management

Development a decision-making tool that integrates environmental parameters principally derived from satellite imageries and pollutant dispersion modelling in support to the risk management of SEVESO-II industries.

Project References
 Title EO-based services in support to industrial risk management
 Programme DUE (Data User Element)
 Theme Land
 Cost €950k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status In progress (15/02/2006 - 23/12/2010)
 Sensors SPOT 4 : HRVIR
Project Description
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The SEVESEO project intended to apply space-based observations together with geo-spatial techniques to the management of industrial risk and technological accidents, in relation to the SEVESO II directive of the European Union (96/82/EC). This implied the modelling of pollutant dispersions for the various types of dispersion in air, soil and water.

The main objective of the SEVESEO project was to define, specify, design, develop, integrate, verify and install at user premises an EO and model based information system - also called SEVESEO Decision Making tool- to support Civil Protection Authorities in their activities related to the "industrial risk zonation" and "technological accident scenarios analysis" of SEVESO II industrial sites.

The second objective was the demonstration and qualification of the SEVESEO decision-making tool on 30 technological accident scenarios in SEVESO II establishments located in Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Netherlands.

 Results SEVESEO, Industrial Disaster Management from Space, F. Le
SEVESEO: EO-based services in support to industrial and techn
SEVESEO Brochure
SEVESEO Final Report
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor VITO : Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) - Remote Sensing and Earth Observation Processes (TAP)
 Subcontractors APS : Agency for Prevention and Security
INERIS : French National Institute for industrial and environmental risk
PRO DV : PRO DV Software AG
TNO : Dutch organisation for applied scientific research
User Partnership
 Users Belgian Crisis Centre : Governmental Coordination and Crisis Centre of Belgium
CCI Ardennes : Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Ardennes
DPC-Luxembourg : Direction of Civil Protection
EIC Trier : Euro Info Centre
Province of Zeeland : Province of Zeeland, Civil Protection Department
Contact Points
 Project Manager Filip Lefebre
VITO - Flemish Institute for Technological Research
Department IMS (Integral Environmental Studies)
Boeretang 200
B-2400 Mol - Belgium
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Fax: + 32 14 32 11 85
 Technical Officer Marc Paganini
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei
I-00046 Frascati (RM)
Tel: +39 06-941.80563
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
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