XENIOS PROJECT

An integrated app platform to protect and promote cultural and tourist sites.

The XENIOS project aims at developing services for the short-, medium- and long-term forecast of extreme natural events and natural disasters in areas of particular tourist and cultural interest, which are also vulnerable to natural hazards. This way, it contributes to more effective management of these risks.

In addition, the project aspires to enhance safety and improve the tourism product at these sites, through a mobile app which will offer visitors prompt and reliable information.

XENIOS will propose solutions for:

  • providing comprehensive information to the competent site management bodies on time
  • supporting these bodies for issues related to managing the means and methods to protect both the visitors and the surrounding area from natural events and disasters

XENIOS

PROJECT SCOPE
  • 1.

    To provide authorised bodies and organisations (e.g. Hellenic National Tourism Organisation, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, General Secretariat for Civil Protection) with an online map predicting the degree of threat that natural hazards pose to tourist and cultural sites in Greece, in multiple spatial and temporal scales.

  • 2.

    To offer the capacity to simulate the spatial behaviour of fire at a local level, in order to plan prevention and take protection measures for the site and its visitors.

  • 3.

    To detect precursor events that occasionally increase risk (e.g. increased amount of visitors at locations of increased risk).

  • 4.

    To continuously record and monitor the number and dispersion of visitors at each site, while also informing them of points of interest and sending them warnings and instructions in the event of an emergency or problem, through a smartphone app.

  • 5.

    To set up a call centre so the site management body or agency may receive emergency calls from visitors, while identifying the caller’s location and particulars.