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European cities face increasing hazards and disaster risks from extreme weather, terrorist attacks and insecurity. An EU-funded research project has provided guidelines and tools for cities to learn and share experiences and become better, more resilient places to live.
Published: 9 January 2019
With countries facing greater risks of flooding due to climate change, an EU-funded project is promoting access to experimental hydraulic research facilities, bringing researchers together and accelerating the application of cutting-edge science to speed up adaptation to climate change.
Published: 18 December 2018
As national and international emergency services start thinking about switching from standard radio networks to broadband, EU-funded researchers are ahead of the game with their secure, high-tech take on the traditional walkie-talkie.
Published: 28 November 2018
Persistent threats and challenges to our safety and security call for better action at the international level. An EU-funded project offers the means to advance and improve Europe's crisis management and disaster resilience capabilities through standardisation.
Published: 26 November 2018
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