Funded under: French Ministry of Economy and Finance
Duration: 2007.06 – 2009.01
Project manager: SPOT Image - France
Participants: SERTIT, DDSC, ReSAC, Infoterra, Boost Technologies
In recent years, Bulgaria has been severely and increasingly affected by natural disasters and man-made disasters, including forest fires, earthquakes, landslides, floods, snow blizzard and glaciations, oil pollution that has caused many human casualties and material damage. On the one hand, many measures have been identified at Government level to improve the full cycle of risk management. On the other hand, the Bulgarian government has set itself the objective of introducing modern risk management tools, in particular the creation of a national geographic information management center. In this context, SPOT Image, together with its French and Bulgarian partners and the support of the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, started the implementation of this project.
BulgaRisk is a French-Bulgarian project, finance by the French Government, aiming at the integration of satellite imageries in the operational procedures of risk management in Bulgaria. Main beneficiaries are the Bulgarian State Agency for Information Technologies and Communications – SAITC and Agency for Sustainable Development and Eurointegration – ASDE. Authorised users will be the National Fire Safety and Protection of Population Service – Ministry of Interior, Aerospace Monitoring Center and National Civil Protection Service – Ministry of State Policy for Disasters and Accidence, Ministry of State Administration and Administrative Reform, National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology – BAS, Institute for Oceanology – BAS, and some regions and municipalities.
The project leading partner is Spot Image (France) with partners from SERTIT, DDSC, Infoterra, and Boost Technologies. The Bulgarian partner in the project is ReSAC.
The specific objectives of the project are defined as:
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