Humans experience a wide array of disasters that generally fall into two categories: natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, etc.; and unnatural, or man-made, disasters such as wars, explosions, wildfires, chemical spills, etc. Such disasters wreak havoc and provoke extensive and large-scale devastation, and carry extremely serious financial repercussions for nations, organizations, and individuals.
DRIVER+ Trial 2 was held from 22 to 26 October in France at the premises of EntentevValabre, a public Civil Protection support organisation located near Aix-en-Provence. This event brought together seventy participants from all over Europe, including
The 3rd and 4th September saw the latest I4CM conference and workshop arrive at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw and standardisation was one of the main protagonists, along with interoperability and interagency cooperation. This event attracted participants from across Europe who came together to debate these key issues facing Crisis Management professionals.
The first Dry Run for DRIVER+ second Trial has been organised by Valabre between 26th and 28th June.
The objectives of the meeting were twofold:
DRIVER+ underwent its first Trial in Warsaw, the first of four Trials in this ambitious project towards innovation in resilience and Crisis Management.
The European Transport Conference attracts transport practitioners and researchers from all over Europe where they can find in-depth presentations on policy issues, best practice and research findings across the broad spectrum of transport. The range of topics and the multi-seminar approach makes ETC unique among transport conferences and it is well established as the premier event of its type. The conference programme covers supranational issues, national and local policy and the implementation of projects at a local level.
ITDRR-2016 provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present their latest R&D findings and innovations. The conference is especially focused on the various IT aspects and challenges of copying with disaster risk reduction. ITDDR-2016 invites experts, researchers, academicians and all other who are interested to disseminate their work. The conference establishes an academic environment that fosters the dialogue and exchange of ideas between different levels of academic, research, business and public communities.
The International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM’2016) will be held in Vienna, Austria from 13th of December to 15th of December 2016.
Two of our newest Marie Curie PhD fellows, Robin Mays and Roberto Rocha, made inaugural presentations of their research work for the Network for Information Technology and Innovation Management (NITIM) Summer School 2016, held June 15-17 in Trondheim, Norway.