RESIST is a five-year project that has emerged from the need to make regions more resilient to climate change. The project will adopt a new practical framework in which climate adaptation pathways will be tested in four EU regions with different socioeconomic profiles: Southwest Finland, Central Denmark, Catalonia, and Central Portugal. Each region will test adaptation solutions to five key climate challenges: floods, droughts, heatwaves, wildfires, and soil erosion, and will bring together civil society, business, policymakers, and the research community to work towards its future resilience. Know-how and adaptation pathways will be transferred from the four demonstrator regions to eight twinned regions through mutual-learning activities and immersive digital twins.
RESIST counts on a consortium of 56 partners and the project is co-funded by the European Commission, under the framework of the Horizon Europe Framework Programme – Research and Innovation actions in support of the implementation of the Adaptation to Climate Change Mission.
CREST: Climate-resilient coastal urban infrastructures through digital twinning
CREST aims to help vulnerable urban areas to set up and roll out collaborative platforms through digital twinning. It will be based on a breakthrough Augmented reality – AR technology and co-creation approaches to support environmental decision making and innovative policy practices, enabling robust and resilient responses to CC.
The key innovative features CREST will bring into one single framework will be a ground-breaking platform to create and operate graphical DTs in the urban areas enabling more grounded and faster CC adaptation and resilience; and co-creation and stakeholder engagement practices.
AugmentCity is a ground-breaking AR/VR digital twinning platform (currently in TRL7) to create and operate DTs of cities and regions, enabling data and “what-if” scenarios to be analysed, compared, and visualised in an interactive and immersive visualisation tool.
Comparing AugmentCity to the AR/VR tools on CC impacts, unlike the other technologies, AugmentCity has the capacity to provide a holistic view of cities´ sutstainability and preparedness. On the other hand, none of the other tools have a visual effect comparable to AugmentCity that generates 4D simulations and to our knowledge none of these are used as a support tool for participative decision-making.
CREST has 5 Set Objectives:
To achieve these 5 objectives CREST has 5 “Key Work Packages”:
Advanced Digital Technologies for the Blue Economy
Started the 1st September 2023, ADT4Blue is a 3-year project co-financed by the Interreg Atlantic Area programme of the European Commission and run by a consortium of 13 project partners.
ADT4Blue will contribute to develop, implement, and scale business ideas addressing blue economy challenges through the usage of advanced digital technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and IoT. Current actors in partners’ territories will identify challenges and the consortium will source students, alumni, and early-stage entrepreneurs (including seniors) from the inter-regional ecosystem, gather them in teams, provide training, support them with mentoring and in finding initial funding or customers. Training programs will address different roles including business, solutions’ architects, and developers. They will also focus on data-value chains, leveraging European Dataspaces initiatives.
ADT4Blue will encourage collaboration between inter-regional actors, facilitating and enabling them to adopt best practices and digitize blue economy activities. It will favour inter-regional and across age groups business and, indirectly, impact on our territories’ attractiveness and innovation levels.