Goal 3 - Alert
Enhancing early warning.
Effective early warning systems, such as those that inform the population about the potential impact of an upcoming storm or heatwave, save lives and protect assets. Establishing effective and interoperable early warning systems that ensure the timely transmission of warning messages across the national, regional, and local level is critical. Therefore the Commission intends to improve forecasting, detection, monitoring capability, and the advancement of public warning systems.
Linking global early warning to local action in Europe.
The EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) has developed a range of automated European and global early warning and detection systems, and is developing a multi-hazard “dashboard” that provides European situational awareness to emergency managers. These tools will provide, where requested, technical support to Member States to identify gaps and build capacities within their own early warning systems.