Strategic Aims

Strategic Aims

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.

Improving the coherence of security and disaster research in Austria

Increase the efficiency of security and disaster research by improving the networking of all stakeholders and by cooperatively creating and exploiting synergies

Improving the national and international visibility of Austrian security and disaster research

Sharpening and strengthening the understanding of the social relevance of security and disaster research within Austria

Promotion and expansion of cooperation with other relevant research areas

Promotion of young scientists

Promoting the education of young researchers, e.g., in our Young Scientists program

Support for knowledge transfer between actors in security and disaster research

Advice to policy and decision makers

Providing scientific advice for security and disaster research at national and international level

Advisory body for the Federal Government for the management of disasters

Providing expertise to national and international decision makers

Sensitization and training of society

Support and participation in civil protection activities