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MedEWSa Task 2.1: Exploring the basis of existing DS systems in a EuMeA level

Dear Participant,

This survey represents a pivotal component of the Horizon Europe project MedEWSa (www.medewsa.eu). With the overarching goal of establishing a robust and interoperable network of Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems1 (MHEWS) spanning the European-Mediterranean-African region, the project is dedicated to bolstering first responders and empowering governmental and civil society organizations with informed decision-making capabilities.

The primary aims of this survey are to examine current Decision Support Systems2 (DSS) and Early Warning Systems (EWS) and gather insights                                                 into user experiences with DSS. Specifically, we aim to uncover:

                          -          Key requirements and preferences of primary and prospective users of DSS and EWS for natural hazards, climate, and weather-related risks;

                         -          Strategies and channels to effectively engage a diverse range of audiences and end-users of DSS and EWS.

We are grateful for your help and your time.

1 Multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS) address several hazards and/or impacts of similar or different types in contexts where hazardous events may occur alone, simultaneously, cascadingly or cumulatively over time, and taking into account the potential interrelated effects. (https://www.undrr.org/terminology/early-warning-system )

2 Decision Support System (DSS) is a computerised system that supports business or organizational decision-making activities.

3 Early warning system (EWS) is an adaptive measure for climate change, using integrated communication systems to help communities prepare for hazardous climate-related events. (https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/climate-solutions/early-warning-systems)


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