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DRMKC Current Opportunities

DRMKC - Current Opportunities

By Isabel Anger

There are currently several opportunities available in the DRMKC - Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre:

More info: Current Opportunities - European Commission (europa.eu)

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New project: KI-SecAssist

New project: KI-SecAssist

By Isabel Anger

We're happy to announce a new project: The goal of KI-SecAssist is the development of autonomous assistance modules based on cooperative task management and various UAV and UGV systems with integrated multi-sensor payload. The development of AI-based solutions enables cooperative multimodal interaction strategies between several UAVs (fixed wing and multi-rotor) and UGVs and thus an intelligent interaction of the individual systems for an optimised assistance service for emergency forces oriented towards special mission scenarios.

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First joint workshop in the B.PREPARED project

By Isabel Anger

On March 22nd and 23rd, 2022, the first workshop in the KIRAS-funded B.PREPARED project – aimed at emergency planning and decision support system for accidents involving hazardous substances – took place in the premises of the Upper Austrian provincial fire brigade command in Linz. The aim of this workshop was to work on central issues of the work packages together with the entire project consortium and external stakeholders and thus to consolidate the basis of the project. The workshop was held in a hybrid form, which worked excellently thanks to the infrastructure of the venue.


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Forest fires

Press release DRYADS project

By Isabel Anger

DRYADS, a large-scale EU Green Deal project, brings together a consortium of 46 partners from 13 European countries and Taiwan, in the fight against wildfires.  DRYADS will increase the effectiveness of enhanced sustainable fire and forest management under changing climate conditions, by building upon state-of-the-art high TRL products and latest innovations in fields covering all three stages of fire management -namely fire prevention and preparedness, detection and response, restoration and adaptation - and uniting them under the umbrella of a holistic Fire Management Platform Ecosystem. DRYADS will capitalise on expert knowledge and EU initiatives, but also address the need for proactive governance, change of forest management practices, community-based awareness and preparedness activities, where local communities and bio-economy sectors will play a central role.

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