‘MAPEX’ is developing probabilistic damage-mapping tools which will increase security and preparedness against blast threats around European critical infrastructures.
Communication technologies are developing all the time. How should governments use them to prepare their disaster responses? Disaster 2.0 is organising a number of events addressing this question.
A framework and prototype platform for a National and European Information Sharing and Alerting System has been trialled in Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
‘By establishing a framework for risk assessment and developing countermeasure options, the RACAM project reduced the vulnerability of mass railway transit systems to terrorist attacks.
When one piece of critical infrastructure is down, the impact can be more far-reaching than predicted. The VIS simulator is able to assess the likely effect on production in one industrial sector, or in the whole economy.
When a potential terrorist attack could affect more than one country simultaneously, it is important that national police forces work together. This training involved a terrorist scenario, requiring forces from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, who had to work together to protect citizens and critical infrastructure.