Who we are

DCNA is organized as a non-profit and open association under university management. It sees itself as a network organization between universities, research institutes and stakeholders from the public and private sector.

Ordinary members are all Austrian-based institutions whose tasks include scientific security and disaster research.

Associate members are all institutions that are interested in the activities of the DCNA and its support, but do not engage in scientific research.

Strategic partnerships with ministries, local authorities and international institutions serve to further anchor the common objectives.


The members participate in the network through:

  • Definition of concrete research and scientific questions

  • Active participation in the bodies of the association

  • Active support in project activities

  • Strengthening the network