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Countries
Countries
  Algeria
  Argentina
  Australia
  Austria
  Bangladesh
  Belarus
  Belgium
  Benin
  Bolivia
  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  Brazil
  Bulgaria
  Burkina Faso
  Cambodia
  Cameroon
  Canada
  Cape Verde
  Chile
  China
  Colombia
  Costa Rica
  Croatia
  Cyprus
  Czechia
  Denmark
  Ecuador
  Egypt
  Estonia
  Ethiopia
  Faroe Islands
  Finland
  France
  French Polynesia
  Georgia


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Photo of article Turning up the heat: how land management impacts heatwaves and droughts

Understanding the roles land management and its uses play in the overall climate system is critical to mitigating the potential effects of climate change. EU-funded research is helping to enhance our knowledge of these interactions.

Published: 16 June 2020


Photo of article New technologies boost urban search-and-rescue efforts

When disaster strikes, it is crucial to locate and rescue trapped victims as quickly as possible. EU-funded research is helping to optimise the use of new technologies by urban search-and-rescue teams to minimise loss of life.

Published: 21 February 2020


Photo of article New tools to help victims of CBRN incidents

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


Photo of article Adapting crisis management to emerging needs

An EU-funded project aims to augment Europe’s crisis-management capabilities to enable practitioners to adapt to needs as they emerge. This will help them to handle challenges arising from the increasingly severe consequences of natural hazards and man-made disasters.

Published: 24 October 2018


Photo of article Modelling techniques boost climate knowledge

EU-funded researchers are transferring modelling and analysis techniques used in other disciplines to climate science in a bid to improve predictions of climate events like El Niño. The research feeds into efforts to better understand complex weather patterns and their impact on the environment, economic activities and society.

Published: 13 November 2017


Photo of article Working across borders for better disaster management

When disaster strikes, seamless coordination among emergency services is essential. But how can services work together and effectively share potentially life-saving information across borders? Four EU-funded projects have developed techniques to enable emergency workers to work better together and coordinate their responses.

Published: 8 November 2017


Photo of article Are you prepared for a disaster? Help is at hand

An online platform developed by EU-funded researchers is helping emergency services, public authorities and communities to better prepare for and cope with disasters, potentially saving lives and protecting key infrastructure.

Published: 19 October 2017


Photo of article New mobile app could save lives in an emergency

We've all seen pictures and videos taken on smartphones in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster or terrorist attack - they are on social media within minutes. The EU-funded ATHENA project has developed an innovative way for emergency services to exploit this, using social media and dedicated applications for two-way communication with the public.

Published: 14 July 2017


Photo of article What does every crisis have in common?

The recession, an ash cloud, floods, a food scandal or terrorist attacks; each event is different, but is it possible that they behave in a similar way? Social scientists are identifying characteristics of crises to help us prevent them from happening and respond when they occur.

Published: 6 December 2016


Photo of article Imagining the worst for Europe's riskiest assets

Dams are designed and built to withstand any natural disaster, but since Fukushima Europe's researchers have been looking more closely into the risks for our vital installations.

Published: 5 September 2016



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