MATRIX stands for new Multi-Hazard and Multi-Risk Assessment Methods for Europe. The main objective of the programme is to develop methods and tools to tackle multiple natural hazards within a common framework.

This will allow future analysts to optimise the risk assessment process, will contribute to rationalising data management for hazards and vulnerability reduction, and will support cost-effective decisions on structural and non-structural mitigation/adaptation measures following a multi-hazard perspective.

MATRIX also concentrates on the following:

  • Develop new methodologies for multi-type hazard and risk assessment, with a focus on a) risk comparability, b) cascading hazards and c) time-dependent vulnerability within the framework of conjoint or successive hazards
  • Compare this new multi-hazard and multi-risk analytical framework with the state-of-the-art in probabilistic single-risk analysis
  • Establish an information technology (IT) framework for test cases analysis in a multi-risk approach
  • Disseminate our results to the relevant communities and end users