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An EU-funded project has developed a virtual research environment to help the earth sciences community manage its research life cycles and to share knowledge. The new e-infrastructure platform provides easy access to vast amounts of data and tools, boosting researchers productivity and creativity.
Published: 12 November 2018
Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) materials are hazardous and represent an important potential risk to human beings. An EU-funded project is developing a 'field toolbox' for emergency services and medical personnel to aid victims of CBRN exposure.
Published: 9 November 2018
An EU-funded project aims to save lives by enabling civil protection agencies and society as a whole to respond more rapidly to extreme weather events, as well as better cope with related social, environmental and economic effects.
Published: 8 November 2018
Society is increasingly exposed and vulnerable to natural disasters. Extreme weather events are becoming more common across Europe and the world. EU-funded researchers are developing an IT platform to support the entire disaster-management cycle.
Published: 7 November 2018
An EU-funded project is developing a system to give crisis managers timely and accurate data about the extent and impact of disasters caused by extreme weather events. This could increase the effectiveness of European preparedness and response efforts.
Published: 7 November 2018
Effective crisis response depends on agencies making sense of rapidly changing situations, but Europe remains ill-prepared for such scenarios. An EU-funded project is tackling this by improving planning, information sharing and coordination.
Published: 24 October 2018
Researchers from Europe and Australia have joined forces to improve our understanding of forest wildfires. The EU-funded project promises to deliver new knowledge and develop software tools that will help emergency services deal with wildfires more effectively.
Published: 3 May 2018
Europe has some of the richest cultural heritage in the world. Yet its historic sites, monuments and museums are at risk from climate change and natural disasters. An EU-funded project is developing methods, tools, services and policies to protect this irreplaceable cultural legacy.
Published: 26 March 2018
An EU-funded project is calling for a step-change in how nature-based solutions like green roofs and city lagoons are used for sustainable urbanisation and in tackling climate change. But first, the project's researchers are addressing a yawning knowledge gap on current best practices and impacts.
Published: 15 November 2017