Industry and the scientific community play an essential role in developing innovative methods, tools and technological solutions
for the mitigation of disasters and their impacts. They facilitate the work of first responders and other operational actors in crisis management through innovative technologies, instruments and methodologies.
The DMKC assesses the current state of DRM science and technology in Europe and addresses technological and operational challenges to cover the existing gaps, and assists in building globally common standards, through the European Network for Innovation Test Beds (ENITB) and the European Crisis Management Laboratory (ECML).
A Support System facilitates the use of existing expertise to help Member States meet risk management related obligations – DRM Capabilities Assessment, Disaster Loss Databases, Science-policy interfaces, National Risk Assessment.