STIPP project (2009-2012)

STIPP was a project funded by the European Territorial Cooperation Operational Programme France-Spain-Andorra 2007-2013, which aimed at improving risk prevention in the Pyrenees by creating a Pyrenean Information Centre on Risks (PICR) making available for mountain professionals and public a cross-border information system in all languages of the Pyrenees.



The main objectives of the project were:

  • To assess the natural and cultural heritage of the territories, in a sustainable logic.
  • To protect and manage the environmental resources.

The project included training sessions for users, and provided tools enabling the further spread of service in all the Pyrenees

Specific STIPP website:


Projet description

Based on close collaboration between mountain professionals and authorities responsible for prevention and risk management in the Pyrenees, the aim of the project was to create an Information Center for Risk Prevention, providing in particular:

  • A real-time distribution to mountain users of the latest information on the status of risks in the massif, improved by field data collection made by mountain professionals (guides, shepherds, park rangers, refuge keepers ...)
  • A coordinated meteorological and snow information on both massif sides, enhanced by the increase of in-situ measured values
  • An emergency call system, including satellite geolocalization, giving access to emergency services in areas out of GSM coverage.
  • An assistance to wounded and sick people before the arrival of rescuers, with equipment for tele-medical care in refuges.


The project included training sessions for mountain users, and the dissemination of the service on the entire Pyrenean massif.




STIPP gathers complementary partners, all representing a reference in their domains, under the direction of MEDES-IMPS.

  • Institut de Médecine et Physiologie Spatiales (MEDES)
  • Instituto Technológico de Aragón (ITA)
  • Ayuntamiento de Jaca
  • Réseau Télémédecine Régional (RTR) de Midi-Pyrénées
  • Services d’urgence aragonais (SALUD 061)
  • École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de TARBES (ENIT)
  • Escuela Universitaria Politécnica La Almunia (EUPLA)
  • Météo France
  • Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMet)