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SECTOR at DOMINO II

The DOMINO II workshop “Cascading Effects”, held in Tiel from September the 20th till the 21st 2016, has ended with a successful result for the SECTOR project. Practitioners were fond of the SECTOR objectives and warmly welcomed the idea of having an easy way to share information among currently existing crisis management systems, but let’s […]

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Earthquake aftermath in Italy

On August 24th, 2016 devastating earthquake struck Italy. At 3.36 a.m. local time, 6.2 magnitude quake hit central Italy. The Italian Earthquake Institute (INGV) reported at least 40 aftershocks in the four hours after the initial quake, some as strong as 5.5. magnitude. The epicentre of the earthquake was 100km northeast of Rome, in the […]

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Sahana Eden Crisis Management System

New advancements in IT technologies make it possible to apply state-of-the-art tools in a range of areas. The hereby article is to explore the capabilities of the Sahana Eden Open Source Disaster Management System (EDEN) application, which will be integrated within the SECTOR platform. Built for crisis management, this software provides a solution for managing […]

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Dealing with Canadian wildfire

On May 1, 2016 a wildfire nicknamed “The Beast” sparked southwest of Fort Murray, in western Canadian province of Alberta, destroying hundreds of households and almost reaching oil sands mining facilities in its wake. This forced the authorities to issue an evacuation of more than 90000 residents of neighbouring areas. It was estimated that the […]

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2nd Progress Meeting in Rome

The ‘Second Progress Meeting’ gathered representatives involved in SECTOR project. The event was held in Rome on March 30-31. Over the course of the conference, several issues have been raised in order to evaluate the overall development of the project. During the event, the progress of the project components was presented, plans for future course of […]

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SECTOR at the COBACORE event

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) has presented SECTOR project in the workshop organized by the COBACORE consortium as a final dissemination activity of this project. The event, celebrated in Leiden, the Netherlands on 1st of March, 2016, was titled “New perspectives 2016:  Rethinking the Role of Communities in Disaster Management”. The event addressed new perspectives in […]

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European Security Research 2015 in Dublin

We are pleased to announce the European Security Research event which will take place in Dublin, Ireland, from 4th to 6th of November 2015. This event promises to be an exhilarating event with the engagement of delegates, European research projects, invited speakers, world cafe sessions, parallel and engaging CEN committee meeting and exhibitors under one […]

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