The next exciting project is called B.PREPARED: B.PREPARED has set itself the goal of designing an emergency planning and decision-making support system for accidents involving hazardous substances for the decision-makers in the authorities, which is supported by preparatory data collection, ongoing updating of the threat profile based on reference scenarios, information exchange risk forecasts prepared with on-site personnel and using model calculations based on the current state of information for decision-making.
We are pleased to be able to participate in another great project with numerous project partners: The EU project DRYADS is dedicated to the development of a holistic forest fire fighting platform that includes all three phases of forest fire management - prevention, fighting, renaturation.
From October 12th to 14th, the Disaster Research Days #drd22 will take place at the University of Innsbruck. The call for abstracts is now open. The most interesting contributions will be peer-reviewed and included as an oral presentation in the conference program and in the proceedings. All others are invited to present their contribution during the poster session. Selected articles will be published in a special issue of the International Journal for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The first newsletter of the BORIS project has been published! This newsletter provides information about the project and the progress of the individual work packages.
Another new project in the DCNA is CAVE: CAVE has set itself the goal of analyzing where risks and vulnerabilities can exist in the future in health crisis situations and how these can be countered in a participatory manner. Participatory approaches are central to reaching vulnerable groups and integrating them into crisis management. Community engagement refers to the involvement of those affected and local stakeholders in all phases of crisis management, including decisions about prevention and management.
With the new year, we are looking forward to several new projects in the DCNA. One of them is NIKE-MED: A project that deals with sustainable interdisciplinarity in complex underground operations with a focus on medical treatment. The project funded by FFG KIRAS aims to record and evaluate specific national but also international emergency capacities, to develop optimized processes for medical and psychosocial care based on this, and finally to improve the organization and implementation of operations in the event of disasters underground and thus enabling better and faster medical care for those affected.
We're happy to provide all Disaster Research Days 2021 abstracts and papers in our conference proceedings. Find the conference proceedings for download here.
Furthermore, we're excited to announce the date for next year's DRD:
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12 to 14 October 2022
Last week, the participants of our workshop on crisis communication, held at the ASDR natural hazards conference in September / October 2021, received the documentation of said workshop.