Disaster Research Days 2020
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Science and research play an essential role in preventing disasters. The transfer of scientific knowledge into practice, as well as the common discourse with expert representatives from authorities, emergency organizations and the economy are crucial in order to be optimally prepared for challenges in the prevention and management of disasters.

The Disaster Research Days 2020 support this dialogue and the networking between the individual scientific disciplines and departments in disaster management. The conference will take place as Webinar Series from October 13 to 22, 2020 and will  include the following highlights:

  • Opening by Federal Minister Heinz Faßmann
  • National and international keynote lectures
  • Specialist lectures about the topics
    • Disaster Risk
    • Critical Infrastructure
    • Public Health
    • Floods 
    • Extreme weather events
    • Mass movements

Announcement Covid-19

Due to the current situation, the conference will be held as a webinar series.

Conference program

The webinar series extends over two weeks, with a focus on a topic each week. Each of the individual webinar days is scientifically organized and led by a group of experts. We are currently evaluating still suitable conference tools for holding the webinars. As soon as we have decided on a software, we will provide corresponding instructions at this point.

You can download the #DRD20 Program in PDF-Format.

October, 13th 2020

Opening Session & Keynotes

Moderation:
Christian Resch (Disaster Competence Network Austria)
Eva-Maria Kern (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
André Gazsó (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften)

15:00-15:10 Greetings:
Rektor Harald Kainz (Technische Universität Graz)
Rektor Hubert Hasenauer (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien)

15:10-15:20

Opening:
Octavian Bivol (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Chief of Regional Office for Europe)
Bundesminister Heinz Faßmann (Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung)

15:20-15:35

Keynote:
The importance of Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction
Rosalind Cook (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction)

15:35-15:50

Keynote:
Wissenschaft, Politik, Einsatzkräfte und Öffentlichkeit –Konfliktbild in der Pandemie
Gerry Foitik (Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz)

15:50-16:05

Ranking the effectiveness of worldwide COVID-19 government interventions
Peter Klimek (Medizinische Universität Wien)

16:05-16:20

Community Based Exercises to increase population awareness and resilience
Michael Lindenthal (Universität Innsbruck)

16:20-16:35

Wetter melden, Warnen helfen, Gefahr vermeiden - Crowdsourcing menschlicher Wetter- und Impact- Beobachtungen in Österreich und Europa
Thomas Krennert (Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik)

16:35-16:45

Virtual Discussion
Wrap Up

October, 14th 2020

Critical infrastructure

Moderation:
Robert Galler (Montanuniversität Leoben)
Christian Resch (Disaster Competence Network Austria)

15:00-15:05 Opening and greeting

15:05-15:20

Probabilistic multi-hazard risk assessment for road Infrastructure
Stefan Oberndorfer (Universität der Bundeswehr München)

15:20-15:35

The role of civil engineers as first responders in disaster management
Norbert Gebbeken (Universität der Bundeswehr München)

15:35-15:50

Risikomanagement bei Stützbauwerken
Matthias Rebhan (Technische Universität Graz), Stefan Grubinger (Technische Universität Graz

15:50-16:05

Präventiver Schutz von Kulturgütern vor Naturgefahren
Martin Jung (Austrian Institute of Technology)

16:05-16:30

Virtual Discussion
Question & Answer Session

 

October, 15th 2020

Public Health

Moderation:
Barbara Juen (Universität Innsbruck)
Christian Resch (Disaster Competence Network Austria)

15:00-15:05 Opening and greeting

15:05-15:20

Psychosocial Considerations for Health Care Workers during the COVID-19 response
Alexander Kreh (Universität Innsbruck)

15:20-15:35

Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung bei Epidemien
Ruth Kutalek (Medizinische Universität Wien)

15:35-15:50

One Health: Shifting the paradigm in how we think about health
Amelie Desvars-Larrive (Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien)

15:50-16:05

Risikokommunikation in Public Health und Pandemie: Interkulturalität in der Krisenkommunikation
Cornelia Feyrer (Universität Innsbruck)

16:05-16:30

Virtual Discussion
Question & Answer Session
Closing Remarks

 

October, 20th 2020

Floods

Moderation:
Josef Schneider (Technische Universität Graz)
Helmut Habersack (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien)

15:00-15:05 Opening and greeting

15:05-15:20

Räumliche Analyse des Risikos und der sozioökonomischen Verwundbarkeit von Hochwasser in Österreich – Ein integrativer Ansatz kritisch beleuchtet
Stefan Kienberger (Universität Salzburg)

15:20-15:35

Überflutungsflächenidentifizierung an der Donau – Methodik und österreichische Beispiele zum Schadenspotenzial
Sabrina Scheuer (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien)

15:35-15:50

A versatile, near real-time drone mapping system for disaster response in Austria
Phillipp Fanta-Jende (Austrian Institute of Technology)

15:50-16:05

Effective use of warning apps in Germany
Diana Fischer (Universität Bamberg), Dario Bonaretti (Nova Southeastern University, USA)

16:05-16:30

Virtual Discussion
Question & Answer Session

 

October, 21th 2020

Extreme weather events

Moderation:
Harald Rieder (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien)
Andreas Schaffhauser (Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik)

15:00-15:05 Opening and greeting

15:05-15:20

Extremwetterereignisse und individuelle Risikokommunikation
Sonja Kretzschmar (Universität der Bundeswehr München), Annika Sehl (Universität der Bundeswehr München)

15:20-15:35

The WegenerNet 3D weather and climate research facility: A unique open-air laboratory for high-resolution studies of extreme events
Jürgen Fuchsberger (Universität Graz)

15:35-15:50

Airborne high-resolution remote sensing for near real time forest fire detection and surveillance
Alexander Almer (Joanneum Research)

15:50-16:05

Schadensbringende Wetterextreme im Herbst an der Alpensüdseite: Rückblick auf zwei Ereignisse
Alexander Radlherr (ZAMG)

16:05-16:30

Virtual Discussion
Question & Answer Session
Closing Remarks

 

October, 21th 2020

Mass movements

Moderation:
Christian Zangerl (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien)
Marc Ostermann (Geologische Bundesanstalt)

15:00-15:05 Opening and greeting

15:05-15:20

Gehen oder Bleiben" - existenzielle Entscheidungen, erzwungen von Massenbewegungen
Michael Mölk (Wildbach- und Lawinenverbauung)

15:20-15:35

Monitoring und Quantifizierung von Naturgefahrenprozessen mittels Unmanned Aerial Vehicle und Structure from Motion
Nicole Kamp (Land Steiermark)

15:35-15:50

Mass movements documentation with EO data for assessing the impact on the alpine trails and huts infrastructure
Florian Albrecht (Universität Salzburg)

15:50-16:05

Integrated monitoring of a slowly moving deep-seated gravitational slope deformation based on multi-temporal terrestrial laser scanning and total station measurements
Thomas Zieher (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften)

16:05-16:30

Virtual Discussion
Question & Answer Session
Closing Remarks

Registration

You can register using our Conference Application at the following link:

REGISTRATION DRD20

There are no registration fees for the webinar series.

For further questions we are available per E-Mail.

Downloads

Presenters are asked to use the following template to create a presentation for the webinar contribution:

PPTX template for presentations

 

The following template should be used to place an article in the Book of Abstracts for the Disaster Research Days:

DOCX template for written contributions

That was ADRD19

Here you can find a summary of the Austrian Disaster Research Days 2019 at Graz University of Technology.