Our planet faces unprecedented challenges in terms of environment and climate, which overall threaten our prosperity. However, there is still room to reverse many of the negative trends, make adjustments to minimize damage and restore and protect critical ecosystems.
The Disaster Resilience Innovation Cluster – Defkalion (DRIC Defkalion) is the first coordinated, interdisciplinary and innovative collaborative action in Greece in the critical field of protection against environmental risks. DRIC Defkalion aims to bring together under the same umbrella businesses, research organisations and technology companies active in the field of Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development to market innovative products and services, as well as research results with the ultimate goal to effectively manage and deal with natural disasters, environmental crises and civil protection emergencies for a healthy and safe environment and to achieve long-term sustainability.
DRIC Defkalion focuses its interests on the following Areas of Activity:
Atmospheric Modelling, Meteorological and Ocean Forecasts and Climate Change Scenarios
Earth Observation, GIS Applications, and Spatial Analysis
Disasters’ impact assessment and development of mitigation solutions
Information and Communication Technologies
Systems and Procedures for enhancing Operational Preparedness, Efficiency and Security
Risk, hazard and vulnerability assessment
Decision support and feasibility assessment
Training and Consultation
During the 1st current period of our work (09 / 21-02 / 22) the members of DRIC Defkalion will focus their attention on the recording and evaluation of main parameters, such as:
Issues/challenges of each sector in relation to the management and response to natural disasters and environmental crises in Greece and Europe.
Applications of existing tools/solutions to address sector issues related to the environmental/climate risks and crisis management.
More specifically, DRIC Defkalion seeks to highlight and market a number of natural disaster management practices / systems, such as:
Early warning and damage control systems and solutions,
Natural phenomenon modeling and simulation applications
Decision support systems
Applications which support systems’ interoperability
Situational awareness systems and solutions
Integrated crisis management systems
Emergency Telecommunication Systems
Response design systems
Networks, products and environmental monitoring systems
Situation representation and mapping solutions
Damage recording and assessment solutions
Citizen communication and information applications
Social networking applications
Unmanned vehicle products and systems
Medium-term and long-term weather forecasts
Environmental protection sensors and recording systems
The products and services that will be developed in the framework of the DRIC Defkalion will have a particularly wide scope of application both at national and European level.