The XENIOS project aims to develop services for the short-, medium-, and long-term forecast of extreme natural phenomena and natural disasters in sites of tourist and cultural interest, which are also vulnerable to natural hazards. The ultimate objective is to contribute towards a more effective management and mitigation 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.
Depending on the nature of the information, forecasts are designed to be available in the form of intelligible maps, alerts or brief reports, through an online application and mobile app, which have been designed according to the needs of the different end-user categories. The XENIOS system—that hosts these services—operates interactively throughout all risk management levels, from the local (cultural/tourist site) to the regional and national ones, exchanging information and knowledge with real-time status reports and updates.