Seven partners from five European countries work together on TACTIC.

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH


The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany, was established in 1991 as the first and only centre in the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres to be exclusively devoted to environmental research in a great variety of fields. The Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology is investigating interdependencies between social action and its different environments. Given the increasing importance of urbanisation processes for global change, the department’s research focuses on connections between environmental changes and the development of urban landscapes with a strong focus on increasing resilience of communities towards the impact of natural hazards and the consequences of climate change.

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Trilateral Research Ltd


Trilateral Research Ltd specialises in research and the provision of strategic, policy and regulatory advice on new technologies, privacy, risk, surveillance and security issues and effective stakeholder engagement strategies. Trilateral’s successful contribution to high-quality European research is evidenced by their peer-reviewed publications in each of their areas of expertise.

Twitter: @Trilateral_UK

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Trilateral Research

Northumbria University


Northumbria University, in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK is the largest university in the North East of England, with a broad portfolio of education, training, research and applied consultancy. The Disaster, Development and Resilience Group, in the Department of Geography, brings together a multidisciplinary team of environmental, social and natural scientists with a track record in innovative, evidence-based approaches to policy, programme and project formulation and evaluation. The group specialises in using empirical information to inform theoretical debates on vulnerability, sustainability, resilience, energy and health.

Twitter: @NorthumbriaUni

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European Dynamics SA

European Dynamics SA


European Dynamics (ED) is a key provider of management and ICT systems and has extended experience from projects successfully delivered to the  European Commission, the Council of the EU, the European Parliament, Europol, Eurocontrol, EASA, OHIM, EEA, OPOCE, ECDC, ERA, CEDEFOP, etc.

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Institute of Meteorology and Water Management – National Research Institute


Instytut Meteorologii i Gospodarki Wodnej – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy (IMGW-PIB, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management – National Research Institute) is the research and development unit which runs the national hydrology and meteorology service. The Division of Water Management (ZGWiSW) is the research and development unit of the institute active in several fields related to water management and especially flood risk management. ZGWiSW cooperates very closely with local communities, regional water management boards and other institutions responsible for flood warning and flood loss reduction. The key tasks include improving of the collaboration between the IMGW and local authorities on the flooding issues, supporting local self-government concerning planning, implementation and maintenance of local flood warning systems and preparing informational and educational materials.

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Middle East Technical University


The mission of the Middle East Technical University (METU) is to reach, produce, apply and promote knowledge, and to educate individuals with that knowledge for the social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological development of our society and humanity. This is to be done by bringing teaching, research and social services up to universal standards. Since its foundation, METU, as an international research university, has been the leading university in Turkey in terms of depth and breadth of international ties and the amount of funds generated from international research projects.

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Saxon State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology


The State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology (in German Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie – LfULG) is a direct subordinate agency of the Saxon State Ministry of the Environment and Agriculture. From the Division 4 – Water, Soil and Resources –, it is the Department 45 – Saxon Flood Centre (Landeshochwasserzentrum – LHWZ) and hydrology that will contribute most to the project. It is responsible for flood information, development of methods and strategies for flood protection measures in Saxony as well as the coordination and control of State programmes. In This context, the flood information & alert service in the Free State of Saxony is headed by the Saxon Flood Centre (Landeshochwasserzentrum – LHWZ) based in the Saxon State Agency for Environment and Geology. The Saxon Flood Centre is responsible for flood information and early warning for all main rivers in Saxony. It provides relevant flood information directly to each authority with flood defence responsibilities as well as to any third parties (private persons) with particular risk of flooding.

Key personnel

  • Andy Philipp
  • Petra Walther
  • Uwe Höhne
  • Uwe Müller


The Stakeholder Advisory Board

The members of the Stakeholder Advisory Board are:

  • Douglas Paton, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Pete Fussey, University of Essex, UK
  • Alexander Fekete, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Tadeusz Tyszka, Kozminski University, Poland
  • Bill Durodié, University of Bath, UK