Crisis management professionals are invited to attend the international emergency management conference of the EU-funded DRIVER+ project at the BluePoint conference centre in Brussels on February 19-20, 2020. Registration to the event is free of charge.
The DRIVER+ Advanced Crisis Management Conference is the culmination of several years of work involving trials, demonstrations, technology assessments and research to accelerate innovation in crisis management throughout Europe.
The conference will provide a unique overview of how crisis management organisations can use the project’s outputs to select and evaluate solutions addressing identified crisis management gaps on a thorough, methodological basis. It will constitute an invaluable opportunity to access cutting-edge research, trial feedback and technological solutions, with assessment insights from leading researchers and practitioners.
DRIVER+ is an EU-funded project tasked with promoting and testing new, science-based improvements in crisis management to improve response to climate-change related threats such as wildfires and flooding, as well as other threats such as industrial accidents and terrorism.
Specialist speakers from leading organisations such as the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, WeRobotics, Prepared International, L3CE as well as other research organisations and EU institutions will present on topics such as climate change, innovation in crisis management and community-building.
In a series of keynotes, plenaries and specialist demonstrations participants will learn about and experience actively the work and lessons learned of the DRIVER+ project teams:
- the development of a scientifically based trial methodology, the Trial Guidance Methodology (TGM) for conducting trials of crisis management solutions and the Test-bed Technical Infrastructure (TTI) that underpins it;
- reports on the large-scale DRIVER+ Trials based on the TGM and TTI conducted in Poland, France, The Netherlands and Austria to assess technological and other crisis management solutions in realistic scenarios.
There will also be presentations on:
- the establishment of an open, cooperative information-sharing network, the Crisis Management Innovation Network Europe (CMINE).
- the Portfolio of Solutions – an online database of crisis management technologies.
- the establishment of a network of Centres of Expertise to ensure the sustainability of project outputs.
Attendees will also have access to a solutions’ marketplace of technologies and tools tested at DRIVER+ Trials.
DRIVER+ Advanced Crisis Management Conference, Brussels, 19-20 February 2020
To view the agenda and for registration, please go to the ‘Final Conference’ section of the DRIVER+ website