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Disaster Competence Network Austria is a cooperation platform of universities and research institutions in the field of security and disaster research.


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New project: CERTIFIER

By Isabel Anger

CERTificate For Integrated Emergency Response (CERTIFIER) aims to improve the integration of informal offers of help into crisis and disaster management by developing a digital competency certificate for volunteers.

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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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