Development of a Decision Support System for Improved Resilience & Sustainable Reconstruction of historic areas to cope with Climate Change & Extreme Events based on Novel Sensors and Modelling Tools


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HYPERION is a 4-year EC funded project that will leverage existing tools and services (e.g., climate/extreme events models, and their impacts, decay models of building materials, Copernicus services, etc.), novel technologies (terrestrial and satellite imaging for wide-area inspection, advanced machine learning, etc.) to deliver an integrated resilience assessment platform, addressing multi-hazard risk understanding, better preparedness, faster, adapted and efficient response, and sustainable reconstruction of historic areas.

HYPERION will take into account the local eco-systems in the Cultural Heritage areas, mapping out their interactions and following a truly integrated/sustainable reconstruction approach (technical, social, institutional, environmental and economic level), by incorporating active communities participation and by supporting new business models based on the concept of a “load-balancing” economy, and offering financial risk-transfer tools that can ensure the immediate funds availability to fuel timely build-back-better efforts.

HYPERION will perform extensive tests in four demo sites, in Greece (Rhodes), Spain (Granada), Norway (Tønsberg) and Italy (Venice). The historic areas will be modelled at building level through reduced-order models based on archetype structures of each area. A number of selected structures (CH value) will be modelled and monitored in detail. The demonstration shall prove the suitability of the HYPERION platform for multiple hazard assessment and optimized operational and strategic decisions for management and maintenance of the historic areas, considering as well other hazards relevant for other sections of the city.