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Disaster Competence Network Austria (DCNA) acts as a link between scientific research and practitioners in crisis and disaster management. Through knowledge and technology transfer, findings from basic research are implemented and directed to those interested in security and disaster research in Austria and beyond.


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UAV Rescue final event and demonstration July 2023

Final meeting UAV Rescue

By Isabel Anger


On July 27th, the final event of the FFG project took place together with the German consortium (thanks to the "Kooperative R&D" funding scheme) at the Tritolwerk, the disaster relief training ground of the Austrian Armed Forces. The final event started with presentations by the project consortium and the sponsors, after which the system was presented in action.

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Fachtagung Katastrophenforschung 2023 - the programme is here

By Isabel Anger

The Disaster Research Conference Fachtagung Katastrophenforschung 2023 will take place from September 11th to 12th at the Montanuniversität Leoben. The aim is to bring together science and practice in disaster management in order to be as well prepared as possible for the challenges of preparing for and dealing with disasters. At the symposium, research results and projects will be presented from the application side and possibilities for utilization will be pointed out. Plenty of space and time for networking are also planned.

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New DCNA-project: CREXDATA

By Johanna Zweiger

Since the beginning of the year, DCNA is part of another EU-funded project: CREXDATA develops a prediction-as-a-service platform that will allow for predictive analytics and forecasting under uncertainty for proactive decision making in crises. Learn more about the project in the following press release.

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New project: MEASURE

New project: MEASURE

By Isabel Anger

We're happy to announce a new project in the DCNA: MEASURE is a KIRAS project that started in November. It aims at developing an innovative evaluation tool that supports the evaluation of exercises through a wide variety of measurement sensors and the analysis of key performance indicators. The kick-off event took place in November at the AIT in Vienna.

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