NEWS - Nearshore hazard monitoring and Early Warning System

Project in Numbers

Duration: 42  month

Start date:: 01.03.2018

End Date: 28.08.2021

Partner N.: 4

Project progress :

Total Budget: 1.309.344 €
ERDF Contribution: 1.112.943 €





NEWS addresses the problem of mitigating the sea risks caused by erosion and due to both natural and anthropic factors

The project carries out an integrated system of monitoring and adaptation to the risks coming from the sea, with the aim of indicating to the population with adequate advance the possibility of flooding, erosion of sandy shores and collapse of cliffs and to activate safeguard measures to avoid damage to the people

Expected Results:

5000 Sq Kms of coastal area covered by an integrated monitoring system for the reduction of natural risks linked to the wave motion action and its effects on the coasts

NEWS project aims to give a proper solution to the problem of mitigating the sea risks


Project activities will realize:

1 Network of wavemeter buoy for the wave motion monitoring

1 Network fir the areal monitoring constituted by Radar HF SeaSonde stations for surface mainstream monitoring

1 oastal monitoring system composed of a Drone equipped with LIDAR, HD camera and GPS system  5.000 sq. kms area covered by an alert informatic system, emergency intervention and assistance to the population

1 Informative app on the usability of the coastal sections and of the Sicilian Channel

70 sq. kms of area covered by monitoring systems, early warning and catastrophes from the sea risk adaptation

Project Lead Partner

Università degli Studi di Enna "Kore" Facoltà di Ingegneria e Architettura/Laboratorio di Geotecnica e Dinamica dei terreni


Project Partners

Università degli Studi di Catania Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Architettura

University of Malta Faculty of Science/ Department of Geosciences

Libero Consorzio Comunale di Ragusa - Settore VI - Ambiente e Geologia




    _NEWS_ – La Sicilia_23.03.2021

    NEWS Project_Sole24ore_15.02.2021

    Progetto NEWS_Un sistema integrato di monitoraggio e gestione dei rischi costieri


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    News_LA Sicilia_01.02.2021

    News_giornale di sicilia_01.02.2021

    NEWS_Focus Sicilia_01.02.2021

    NEWS_Corriere del Simeto_01.01.2021


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