The Risk Data Hub & Austrian Disaster Network Days 2018 will be held as a symposium of disaster research on 11 and 12 October 2018 in the Banqueting Hall of the Boku. A detailed agenda will be available in the next newsletter or here on our homepage.
The conference is organised by DCNA and the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC).
The two-day joint workshop intents to elaborate the needs at national level for an EU-wide roll-out and is structured in three sessions, half day each. The first session will welcome the participants with key notes on Disaster Risk Data and related Policies and introduce the methodology and concept behind the Risk Data Hub, linked also with a concrete example of activating the solidarity fund for e.g. flood events. Furthermore, a practical showcase of the RDH country corner functionality with Austrian case-study data and the underlying data management processes, will discuss the practical requirements and implications to link regional scale hazard data to large scale risk indicators.
The second half-day will be divided into three break-out sessions to discuss challenges and future steps, such as data availability and coordination at national level, as well as customization to national needs and the use of data. In accordance with the multi-risk and multi-hazard approach of Risk Data Hub and to ensure application-specific and concrete outcome of the workshop the break-out sessions will be:
- Floods and landslides
- Extreme weather events
- Critical infrastructure
The evening reception at Naturhistorisches Museum will give a unique view on meteorite impact as a natural hazard.
The second day will give insights on disaster risk data for international policies and economy such as insurance industry. Each break-out session will be concluded and discussed to set the next steps for an EU-wide roll-out of Risk Data Hub at national level, based on a close cooperation and information exchange within EU institutions and member state stakeholders.
The invitation and registration system by JRC can be found under https://web.jrc.ec.europa.eu/rem/#m112259.
Our goal is to organize the event according to the criteria of the Austrian Ecolabel for Green Meetings and Events. We make various visible and invisible efforts for this goal and we are pleased if you support these efforts and support us. Please choose preferably public transport (bus lines 10A, 37A, 40A, S45), use a bicycle (bicycle parking Schwackhöferhaus) or make carpools. If you arrive by plane or car you can use the BOKU CO2 compensation system. If you have any questions, please contact our Green Meeting representative Rainer Prüller. Thank you for your contribution to a Green Meeting!