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Learning from past Disasters to Improve Crisis Management

Grüner, Roman and Dalaff, Carsten and Neubauer, Georg and Preinerstorfer, Alexander and Lichtenegger, Gerald and Vorraber, Wolfgang and Delprato, Uberto (2016) Learning from past Disasters to Improve Crisis Management. In: Security Research Conference 11th Future Security, pp. 155-162. Future Security 2016, 13.-14. Sept. 2016, Berlin, Deutschland. ISBN 978-3-8396-1011-4 ISSN 2364-3986

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In the event of a disaster the coordinated response of emergency services is crucial for saving lives and protecting critical infrastructure. Efficient communication and access to relevant information are essential elements in the immediate aftermath and all phases of the crisis management cycle to maintain public safety. As part of the European Commission funded FP7 project EPISECC (Establish Pan-European Information Space to Enhance Security of Citizens), an inventory of past disasters and critical events was developed. Information was obtained by systematic interviews with experts active in the field of crisis and disaster management on both national and international level. They represent organisations such as first responders, emergency services and civil protection offices from 15 EU (European Union) countries. The paper will outline several aspects such as the quality of information exchange between crisis managers and the analysis of key recommendations for improvement identified during the management of past disasters.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/106596/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Learning from past Disasters to Improve Crisis Management
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Grüner, RomanDLR German Aerospace CenterUNSPECIFIED
Dalaff, CarstenDLR German Aerospace CenterUNSPECIFIED
Neubauer, GeorgAIT Austrian Institute of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Preinerstorfer, AlexanderAIT Austrian Institute of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Lichtenegger, GeraldGraz University of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Vorraber, WolfgangGraz University of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Delprato, UbertoIES SolutionsUNSPECIFIED
Date:13 September 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Security Research Conference 11th Future Security
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 155-162
Keywords:Crisis and Disaster Management, Critical Infrastructure, Emergency Services, Cross-Border Cooperation
Event Title:Future Security 2016
Event Location:Berlin, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13.-14. Sept. 2016
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Traffic Management (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VM - Verkehrsmanagement
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Vabene++ (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems > Traffic Management
Deposited By: Grüner, Roman
Deposited On:19 Oct 2016 13:03
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:03

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