PROJECT OBJECTIVE AND RESULT
The programme area Slovenia – Austria faces the challenges of risks related to rain and snowfall events such as floods, avalanches, severe snow-loading on infrastructure and lacking snow-cover for touristic activities. However, warnings related to such events are currently not harmonised across the Austrian-Slovenian border. This clearly calls for harmonisation and joint development in the field of forecast and warning of rain- and snowfall-related risks across this area.
The project will contribute to, in particular, better forecasts and warnings of floods, snow melt, snowfall, snow loading, potential to generate technical snow, and avalanche danger. This will be achieved by joint development of innovative numerical models and monitoring systems. To increase awareness, new communication strategies will be designed, new education and promotion material will be elaborated, and the target groups will additionally be directly addressed by workshops, trainings, seminars, and conferences.