Disaster Competence Network Austria

 

We bundle Austria’s expertise in the field of security- and disaster research

Photo: Martin Edlinger

Disaster Research Days

 

THE networking event for disaster research in Austria.

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Networking science and practice

 

We bring together Austria’s expertise in security and disaster research.

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Technical Infrastructure

 

We facilitate technical infrastructure for research activities and operations.

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Photo: Scott Kieffer, TU Graz

Evaluation & Training

 

We evaluate disaster management exercises and training concepts.

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Facilitation

 

We design processes of participation and change.

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Risk and disaster communication

 

We analyze and optimize crisis and risk communication.

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Research

 

We are research partners in the field of disaster prevention and management.

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About DCNA

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

20

Ordinary Members

8

Associate Members

16

Current projects

12

DCNA employees

What we do

Our goal is to transfer scientific insights into practice through collaborative research and education activities with stakeholders, as well as providing information to decision-makers in the event of a disaster.

Networking

Technical Infrastructure

Evaluation

Facilitation

Risk and disaster communication

Research

Projects

Current projects

HEUREKA

RoboNav

GAIA

ROBO-MOLE

Ordinary Members

Associate Members

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DCNA News

DCNA project B.PREPARED

New project: B.PREPARED

By Isabel Anger

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.

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Call for abstracts for #DRD22 open

By Isabel Anger

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.

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