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Learning from past Disasters to improve Crisis Management

Dalaff, Carsten and Grüner, Roman (2016) Learning from past Disasters to improve Crisis Management. Future Security - Security Research Conference, 13.-14. Sept. 2016, Berlin, Germany.

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Abstract

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/106597/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Learning from past Disasters to improve Crisis Management
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Dalaff, Carstencarsten.dalaff (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Grüner, RomanRoman.Gruener (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:13 September 2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Crisis and Disaster Management, Critical Infrastructure, Emergency Services, Cross-Border Cooperation
Event Title:Future Security - Security Research Conference
Event Location:Berlin, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13.-14. Sept. 2016
Organizer:Fraunhofer-Verbund für Verteidigungs- und Sicherheitsforschung VSS
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
Deposited By: Dalaff, Carsten
Deposited On:31 Oct 2016 12:27
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:03

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