Fachtagung Katastrophenforschung


THE networking event for disaster research in Austria in September 2023.

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FKF23 conference proceedings

Fachtagung Katastrophenforschung 2023: conference proceeding now available

By Isabel Anger

Download now for free: The proceedings of Fachtagung Katastrophenforschung 2023 (our disaster research conference #fkf23) include the abstracts of all presentations from the various sessions and the posters from the poster session. Our thanks go to the authors for their insightful and multifaceted contributions and we are already looking forward to the next DCNA conference!

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Interview with Florentin Weiss: How a young chemist benefitted from DCNA’s Young Scientists Program

By Johanna Zweiger

Between March 2021 and September 2023, Florentin Weiss was a DCNA Young Scientist and was funded for his chemistry doctorate at the University of Innsbruck. After successfully completing his studies, he has now started his career in the chemical industry. In this interview, he tells us, among other things, how he benefited from the Young Scientists program.

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UAV Rescue final event and demonstration July 2023

Final meeting UAV Rescue

By Isabel Anger


On July 27th, the final event of the FFG project took place together with the German consortium (thanks to the "Kooperative R&D" funding scheme) at the Tritolwerk, the disaster relief training ground of the Austrian Armed Forces. The final event started with presentations by the project consortium and the sponsors, after which the system was presented in action.

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