Mediterranean and Pan-European Forecast and Early Warning System against Natural Hazards (MedEWSa) will deliver a sophisticated, comprehensive, and innovative pan-European–Mediterranean–African solution comprising a range of complementary services. Building on existing tools MedEWSa will develop a fully integrated impact-based early warning system (EWS).
MedEWSa is an Innovation action (IA) project led by World Meterological Organisation (WMO) and a consortium of 30 partners. Natural hazards, such as extreme weather events, are exacerbated by climate change. As a result, emergency responses are becoming more protracted, expensive, frequent, and stretching limited available resources. This is especially apparent in rapidly warming regions. MedEWSa addresses these challenges by providing novel solutions to ensure timely, precise, and actionable impact and finance forecasting, and early warning systems (EWS) that support the rapid deployment of first responders to vulnerable areas.
MedEWSa will be an exemplar of the UN Secretary General’s March 2022 call to ensure that everyone on Earth is protected from extreme weather and climate-related hazards by EWS within the next five years (see: Early warnings for all: Executive action plan 2023-2027)
The role of Convergence:
Convergence, as the assigned SSH expert, is leading MedEWSa's societal support and outreach. By conducting in depth socioeconomic analysis, and suggesting best practices to address any additional challenges of multi-hazard effects in the Covid and post-Covid era, Convergence, will be contributing towards realising a human-centric approach against natural disasters.