The Regional Union of Municipalities of Epirus (PED Epirus), organised with success the I-STORMS National Network Conference and Trainings on the Open I-STORMS and the use of IWS, on the 25th of February 2020, in Ioannina, at the Headquarters of PED Epirus.
During the meeting, which opened by a greeting speech from a member of the Administrative Board of PED Epirus, the Project’s scope, outputs, tools and anticipated results were presented, as well as the I-STORMS Network. Special focus was given to the phenomenon of sea storms at regional/national level, and to its management and civil protection procedures, through a very interesting presentation, by the Head of the Civil Protection of the Epirus Region. The participants also enjoyed the Project videos, as well as a detailed and comprehensive training on the utilisation of the Open I-STORMS web-platform ((www.seastorms.eu), as an important tool for making the results of the IWS available to the general public.
Finally, a more technical training on the use of the IWS was performed and was mainly addressed to technicians from PED Epirus and the Network’s Institutions.
The event and the trainings were warmly received by the participants, who consisted of City Councilors, Civil Protection representatives, Volunteers, representatives of Marinas and small ports, other members of the I-STORMS Network, but also citizens who were interested in the Project’s objectives.