Press release 2022.12.13.

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The GeoSES project- Press release/ Press conference 21.09.22.

The Climate change has a direct effect on all of our lives. We experience more, and more often heavy storms, large amounts of rain in a short time period which causes flooding. Because of that, in recent years close cooperation has developed between public administration, water resources management, and disaster management in border areas. The Geoses Project takes that cooperation to a new level in border areas by envolving the scientific era.

The overall purpose of the project: reduction of economic and social loss and health risk.

Within the project, the professionals use modern, up to date technology (satellite monitoring and measurement, drone observation, 3D modelling) to examine the change in soil surfaces of the area and they assess the further risks and provide a solution by analyzing the collected data.

The cyanide pollution of the river Tisza in 2000 caused severe damage to the river and still lives in our memory and reminds us to be prepared for any situation and react appropriately. Within the project they also examine the risks coming from human activity. Especially the situation coming from the karstification of salt mine of Aknaszlatina.

The Self-Government of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County undertook to develop a climate strategy for the whole area within the project by envolving experts of University of Nyíregyháza and University of Debrecen. The work is in the summation phase and the results will be published soon by the experts.

Project data:

ENI Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020

GeoSES - Extension of the operational "Space Emergency System" towards monitoring of dangerous natural and man-made geo-processes in the HU-SK-RO-UA cross-border region HUSKROUA/1702/8.1/0065

General information:

Project acronym: GeoSES
Acronym: HUSKROUA/1702/8.1/0065
Project duration: 1st December 2019 - 30th November 2021.
EU Funding: 844 294,68 € , total project budget: 938 105, 22 EUR.
Project partners:

Ukraine: Uzhhorod National University (Lead Partner)
Hungary: Self-goverment of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County
Budapest University of Technology and Ecomomics
Slovakia: Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice
Romania: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.

Overall objective of the Project:

The project fits to TO8 Common challenges in the field of safety and security Priority 1. The overall objective of the project is geomonitoring of natural and man-made processes in the cross-border territory with the aim of preventing of emergency situations. The project will integrate advanced techniques in new, coordinated and innovative ways in order to improve our understanding of land deformation (landslides) on Tyzsa River and its effect on the environment. The main task of the Self-government of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county is the elaboration of climate strategy of the target cross-border area (Carpathian Region).

Implemented under the Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine ENI Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 funded by the EU.

Self-Government of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County