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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Photo: LWD Stmk

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

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GAIA

ROBO-MOLE

Ordinary Members

Associate Members

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DCNA News

DCNA project CAVE

New project: CAVE

By Isabel Anger

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.

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DCNA project NIKE-MED

New project: NIKE-MED

By Isabel Anger

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.

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