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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Disaster Competence Network Austria
We bundle Austria’s expertise in the field of security- and disaster research
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We facilitate technical infrastructure for research activities and operations.Learn more
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Disaster Competence Network Austria is a cooperation platform of universities and research institutions in the field of security and disaster research.
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.
Risk and disaster communication
We're happy to provide all Disaster Research Days 2021 abstracts and papers in our conference proceedings. Find the conference proceedings for download here.
Furthermore, we're excited to announce the date for next year's DRD:
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12 to 14 October 2022
Last week, the participants of our workshop on crisis communication, held at the ASDR natural hazards conference in September / October 2021, received the documentation of said workshop.