The ESPREssO-ADB web portal can be accessed at the following web address:

http://adb-espresso.brgm.fr

or via the official ESPREssO website at:

http://www.espressoproject.eu/wp/wp4.html

or clicking on the icon

espresso database

 

You may choose the language of the web portal (English, German, French, and Italian). You will receive all notification emails in the respective language. If you already have a user account, you can login with your username and password (Fig. 1).

 

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Figure 1: The ESPREssO-ADB website in its English, German, French and Italian version

 

If you wish to register to the ESPREssO-ADB as a new user, you can register a new account (Fig. 2).

 

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Figure 2: Registering a new account on the ESPREssO-ADB website (in English, German, French and Italian)

 

You may choose the language of the web portal (English, German, French, and Italian). You will receive all notification emails in the respective language. If you already have a user account, you can login with your username and password.

After selecting a username and entering a valid e-mail address, you will receive the following welcome message with further instructions to personalize your account.

Once the account created, you can access and use the ESPREssO-ADB.

The main interface is structured around four main blocks:

  • Block 1: Clicking on the ESPRESSO ACTION DATABASE text, allows you to reset the page to return to the homepage after having explored individual actions.
  • Block 2: The setting section, enabling to change the language, consult your drafts or log out.
  • Block 3: The filter body to the left where you may select certain criteria to filter specific actions fulfilling the search criteria.
  • Block 4: The main block, listing the already entered actions with their respective title (in orange), the thematic context (light gray) and a short descriptive of the action (dark gray). The orange button enables you to add an action.

 

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Figure 3: The ESPREssO-ADB functional overview

 

Submitting an action directs you on a page with a few lines providing background information on the ESPREssO-project and a short description of what an action refers to for this project (Fig. 4).

To collect your experience, we have built a questionnaire enabling you to describe and evaluate an "action" in term of its impact at its respective scale of implementation (Fig. 5). Our definition of action is a broad one: any program, project or initiative dealing with disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation or crossborder crisis management. It doesn’t matter if the action is big or small, local or international: the experience of everyone is valuable.

The action can refer to a process as a whole, be a constitutive element of a larger framework or correspond to a particular effort. The action can be of varying nature: it can relate to a research project, urban or landuse planning procedures, the implementation of a new legislative framework, an improved coordination strategy for first aid response, a risk education initiative...

You can then fill the questionnaire for a specific action you want to share by describing and evaluating it. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete the questionnaire (32 questions with some basic data about you and the action; Fig. 5).

 

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Figure 4: Introduction to the ESPREssO project and short description of the following questionnaire

 

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Figure 5: Extract of questions and response options of the first thematic section “Risk evaluation and understanding”

 

Once you have entered all available information on the action, you can either submit the questionnaire immediately or save a draft that you can modify and/or submit later.

All submitted actions are validated by a member of the BRGM ESPREssO team before being published on the ESPREssO-ADB website.

Each published action can be visualized in detail by clicking on the title (Fig. 6). We are still working on how to optimize the display of the scoring of actions. Currently, the result portion shows the questionnaire answers, but this will evolve in phase 2 of the ADB development when a larger number of entries as well as user feedback will be available.

 

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Figure 6: Displaying the results of a published action on the ESPREssO-ADB website