Date: 11 – 12 October 2018 Venue: Vienna, Austria
The Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC), launched in September 2015, is a European Commission initiative to support and improve the Science-Policy Interface in the field of Disaster Risk Management. One of the objectives of the DRMKC is to advance technologies and capacities in disaster risk and crisis management. The DRMKC Risk Data Hub is the resource intended to improved access and share of curated EU-wide risk data for fostering Disaster Risk Management.
As a knowledge hub, the Risk Data Hub is expected to be the point of reference for curated EU-wide risk data and adopts the comprehensive framework of policies and guidelines, data sharing initiatives and spatial data infrastructures with the purpose of setting the bases for knowledge for Disaster Risk Management at local, national, regional and EU-wide level.
By providing a multi-sectoral forum to discuss and assess the usability of a Risk Data Hub at national level, a two-day joint workshop under the Austrian Presidency is hosted by Disaster Competence Network Austria (DCNA) in Vienna from 11th to 12th of October 2018,
The DRMKC makes available a GIS web-platform – the Risk Data Hub – intended to improve the access and sharing of curated EU-wide risk data, tools and methodologies for fostering Disaster Risk Management related actions.
As the Risk Data Hub (RDH) and especially its national linking and implementation is still in the development phase, the workshop will make a step forward by defining user requirements and discuss practical compatibility with national datasets and structures.