ASSOCIATED PARTNERS

The REACHING OUT project involves consortium of 25 members across 10 countries, with Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis as the project consortium leader. The consortium members comprise several end users, major corporate stakeholders, large systems integration and solutions providers, including Small to Medium Enterprises (SME), Research and Technology Organizations. The participation of several End Users (EU and H2020 associated countries and Associated Partners in the demonstration countries nominated by their authorities) including civil defense, police, NGOs, hospital, public health, RN safety, disaster and emergency management ministries will ensure that the project meets their needs, enhances the demand and may support EU innovations. A comprehensive coverage with 4 universities and RTO recognized as EU lead experts in their technical fields, 2 universities and 2 institutes for Human and Social sciences, and companies (4 industrial and 4 SME ones), for the development of the innovations in cooperation (for research exploitation, performance improvement, tests, validation).

Jordan Red Crescent Society



www.jnrcs.org

The Jordan National Red Crescent Society (JNRCS) was established on 27 December 1947, and was recognized by the ICRC in 1948. JNRCS was admitted to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in 1952. It is an independent organization governed by a separate act of law (No. 3 of 1969). Its statutes were approved by its General Assembly in 1970. The Society direction focuses on Strategy 2020 of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which has the following strategic aims: 1.To save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises. 2.To enable healthy and safe living. 3.To promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace. The National Society enables the principles of the Movement to be upheld and disseminated through projects aimed at promoting the fundamental principles, responding to disasters and emergencies, building the capacity of our community for disaster resilience, and providing community health services. The Vision: To be a leading National Society, capable of coping with the challenges and rapid changes facing the world in an innovative manner. Our ultimate objective is to build resilient local communities that are able to meet the challenges they are confronted with. The Mission: To alleviate the suffering of vulnerable groups, victims of armed conflicts and natural disasters and to protect their dignity and rights in a manner that preserves their lives, safety, security, and well-being. The strategic objectives are summarized below: To bring JNRCS’ organizational effectiveness up to international standards, to provide quality humanitarian services. To participate in the dissemination of the spirit of volunteerism and humanitarian values; to bring about a change of mindsets in local communities to reduce violence and discrimination. To contribute to making the targeted vulnerable communities safe and capable of rebuilding themselves while relying on their own resources.

ACTIVITIES IN REACHING OUT
The Jordan Red Crescent Society will participate in WP7 – Dead Sea demo, and specifically in tools testing, data collection, workshops, and in the final demo.

Al-Quds Public Health Society



www.alquds-phs.org

The Al-Quds Public Health Society (APHS) is a unique community of researchers, clinicians, students, and advocates affiliated with Al-Quds University dedicated to improving people’s health as a result of research being put to practical use. Established in 2013, the APHS was founded and continues to be led by Ziad A. Abdeen, PhD, who is a leading specialist in health research, epidemiology, and nutrition.
The APHS facilitates and promotes collaboration among public health experts in the region by bringing the best minds together to advance the field of public health. Advised by our multidisciplinary Leadership Council composed of clinicians and experts on basic science and translational medicine, our unique team performs work that extends across all disciplines, far beyond public health and nutrition. The APHS is the only entity in the area that promotes knowledge uptake of health research into the realms of health care delivery, practice, and policy.
Mission, Vision, Goals and Values:
The Society supports a diverse portfolio of research projects, from understanding the mechanisms of disease to improving clinical treatments, to public health initiatives that prevent illness—all founded on excellent science.
Vision Statement Continual improvement in people’s health as a result of research being converted to practical benefit. Better health for the population with better care for the individual.
Mission Statement In partnership with the communities we serve, we will be an imaginative, collaborative and engaged participant in the process that begins with rigorous health research and ends in realized health benefits and by doing so give the vision of Al-Quds its best expression.

ACTIVITIES IN REACHING OUT
Al-Quds Public Health Society will participate in WP7, “Dead Sea demo,” and in particular, in tools testing, data collection, workshops, and in the final demo.

China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research



www.iwhr.com

The China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) is situated in the western part of Beijing. Its Daxing Experimental Base is located in the southern suburbs of the Beijing Municipality, and another two departments are located in Huhhot and Tianjin. In over 50 years of operation, since its establishment in 1958, IWHR has become the largest top-level comprehensive research institute in China in the field of water resources and hydroelectric power. At present, IWHR has over 1,300 staff members, 12 research departments, and 32 laboratories. The total land area of the institute covers 480,000 m2.

IWHR has built an excellent team of professionals that includes two members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and five members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

IWHR hosts the secretariats of the Chinese committees of several international organizations. A considerable number of senior IWHR experts have taken up important positions in international organizations. The institute has established extensive exchange and cooperation programmes with nearly one hundred foreign research institutions, prestigious universities, academic communities, and international organizations. IWHR is also engaged in consulting services for many overseas projects, performing research, planning, design, construction, and management tasks. Over the years, IWHR has completed a wide range of research and consultancy tasks for hundreds of key projects in fields such as water resources management for nationwide and large river basins, water environment protection, flood control and drought relief, river regulation and inter-basin water transfer, sedimentation in rivers and reservoirs, structural optimization, earthquake resistance analysis, complex foundations design, hydro-electric equipment testing and checking, power plant automation, safety monitoring, construction materials design and control, etc. IWHR has been involved in almost all the major multipurpose projects in China.

ACTIVITIES IN REACHING OUT
IWHR, jointly with the UNS team, will lead the development of the demonstration activities in Shanghai and will contribute to various tasks within WP8.

Taiwan Typhoon and Flood Research Institute (TTFRI), National Applied Research Laboratories



www.ttfri.narl.org.tw

TTFRI was established in 2011. Its mission is to advance typhoon and flood prediction techniques and to serve as a platform for bridging the gap between government authorities and the academia. TTFRI combines the theory with atmospheric and hydrological observations and with numerical weather and hydrology models, with a particular emphasis on the development of core technologies for typhoon forecasts and hydrological applications. TTFRI provides assistance to the national meteorological and hydrological services and to nationwide disaster reduction operations.

ACTIVITIES IN REACHING OUT
TTFRI collaborates with local participants and Reaching Out project members to conduct the Taiwan demonstration for climate extremes and disasters. The demonstration site is the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP). The demo will address a diversity of threatening situations such as floods, a radiologic accident, and a strong wind during a typhoon. TTFRI communicates with the local participants to identify significant issues from and collects available scientific knowledge and tools to prevent or mitigate any such issues during the demonstration. The addressed issues include casualty identification, flood fighting, failures of the power and water supply systems, relief activities in the aftermath of a nuclear accident, etc. The purposes of the demonstration are to identify the location of victims and EU citizens during an extreme event; to provide a disaster response plan to major EU and non-EU assets under threat of compound disasters; and to take any necessary actions if a radiologic disaster occurs. TTFRI works together with the STSP Bureau, local participants, and Reaching Out project partners in order to develop efficient disaster management plans for achieving the above mentioned objectives and to display the plans during the demonstration. TTFRI will also determine the required scope of international intervention and ensure that the interaction between international teams and the local participants is conducted with proper consideration for the local culture and customs.

DeadSeaNet

  • Real Time Seismology Lab Tel Aviv University
  • An-Najah University
  • Al-Balqa University

DeadSeaNet is a trans-border platform set up by Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian earthquake scientists to monitor local seismicity and exchange life-saving data in real-time. The mission of DeadSeaNet consists in developing and implementing a comprehensive earthquake hazard mitigation strategy for the Dead Sea region. This integrative approach, which put a strong emphasis on training local junior earthquake scientists, comprised three fields of expertise: earthquake science, education and preparedness.
Earthquake Science: DeadSeaNet operates an experimental cross-border array of high performance mini-arrays (6-15 broadband traces) that monitor weak seismicity in real-time. It is presently expanding detections capabilities on the Jordanian and Palestinian sides and setting up a joint, local Earthquake Early Warning System (EEWS), which integrates all data. Innovative array-based algorithms are being developed by the SeismoLab at Tel Aviv University to deliver alerts in real-time to early adopters (local end-users and authorities).
Earthquake Education: DeadSeaNet adopted the acclaimed European Seismo@school educational platform. It is now in process of 1) updating it to include low-cost accelerometer arrays deployed in local schools, 2) customizing it to suit the cultural and educational needs of school children in the Dead Sea region, and 3) developing interactive learning stations, earthquake simulators and a participatory (wiki-like) open platform for earthquake education.
Earthquake Preparedness: DeadSeaNet prepared the methodology for an innovative and bottom-up earthquake preparedness program for the World Bank, which promotes community-based dynamics and maximizes population resilience at the periphery, where governments services are the weakest. Community leadership teams have been mobilized in Israel, Jordan and Palestine. DeadSeaNet initiated cooperation with teams of local first-responders and a first test was run in a Kibbutz in Israel. Today, the activities of DeadSeaNet are guided by the expertise of a dozen senior scientists and two dozens of local junior faculty members and students. Scientific cooperation is presently supported by over a dozen competitive research (USAID, NSF, ISF) and foundation grants with a global amount exceeding US$ 2 mio.

Department of Disaster Management - Ministry of Disaster Management



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Institute of Water Modelling



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China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR)



www.iwhr.com/IWHR-English/index.htm



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Taiwan Typhoon and Flood Research Institute (TTFRI), National Applied Research Laboratories



www.ttfri.narl.org.tw/eng/index.html



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