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California wildfires still out of control

According to the U.S. Forest Service, over the last four years the drought and extremely hot summers in California have been killing forests. Millions of trees have died, increasing the likelihood of huge wildfires. Smoke from fires causes not only air pollution, but also serious health problems or even death. Apart from destroying the environment […]

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New technology saves lives in Nepal

New technological advancements are part and parcel of everyday live. They not only make our mundane tasks easier and more comfortablebut also they have already proved to be invaluable live-saving tools in crisis situations. On April 25, Nepal was hit by a 7,8 magnitude earthquake. With the benefit of hindsight, the number of casualties greatly […]

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SECTOR at Public Safety Communication Europe

On 27-28 May 2015 the Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE) organized its biannual Conference in Graz, Austria. The overall purpose of the conference was to anticipate needs, determine latest trends and understand developments related to the future of public safety communications. SECTOR project was represented by the Project Coordinator, Michela Corvino from e-GEOS, who had […]

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ISCRAM 2015 – Getting ready for the unexpected

This has been the slogan of the 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2015) held in Kristiansand, Norway 24-27 May. The purpose of the conference was “to provide a platform that stimulates discussions and strives to find answers that enable the design of information systems for better crisis and […]

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Community of Users Initiative

In SECTOR, we have a real willingness to build up synergies and think “out of the box” and that is why we are an active member or Community of Users. The Community of Users initiative is understood to be a mechanism by which better coordination of information exchanges of a general nature can be achieved […]

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SECTOR Lays Corner stone For Future Common Crisis Management Information Spaces

On 1st July 2014 a consortium of 16 partners, including police, safety, health and social services authorities, ICT, university and research institutions launched the research collaborative project, SECTOR (Secure European Common Information Space For The Interoperability Of First Responders And Police Authorities); http://www.fp7-sector.eu/; @SectorFP7), that is aimed at establishing the foundations of future Common Crisis […]

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