Research

Ongoing Projects

BigWa; Bevölkerungsschutz im gesellschaftlichen Wandel (Civil protection within societal change)
2016 – 2019
Consortium lead
Character: Research center and network
Funding institution: Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of North Rhine-Westfalia
Partners: four institutes / faculties within TH Köln

CIRmin: Critical Infrastructure Resilience as a Minimum Supply Concept
2016-2019
Consortium lead
Character: Research project
Funding institution: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Partners: German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK), United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), University of Stuttgart – IREUS, inter 3, DIN e.V. and associated partners

LAZISI/LAKARI: Analysis of countries with relevance for civil security research
2015-2016
Funding institution: German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Character: Survey report
Partners: United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), University of Stuttgart – IREUS, University of Wuppertal

AtlasVR: Atlas of Vulnerability and Resilience
2015-2016
Consortium lead
Character: Research Project
Applying and Sharing knowledge: Project “Feasibility study for an Atlas of Vulnerability and Resilience – knowledge management in civil protection”
Funding institution: German Ministry of the Interior (Bundesministerium des Inneren)
Partner: University of Bonn

Completed Projects (at CUAS)

Push for Disaster Resilient Societies (Push4DRS)
2015
Project lead
Character: Grant for EU 2020 proposal writing
Funding institution: German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

KritisF&E: Critical Infrastructure Research and Development (CI R&D)
2013-2014
Consortium lead
Character: Research project
“Overview on the research on critical infrastructures at national, EU and international levels and evaluation of the application for the protection of critical infrastructures.”
Awarding institution: German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance
Partner: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Former Research Projects (not CUAS)

‘KritisKAT’ (Crit. Infr. Cadasdre) for BBK (2009-2013); Development of Critical Infrastructure Protection concepts, methods and strategies

‘KLIMAPAKT’ for UNU-EHS (2009) climate change vulnerability and adaptation indicators for spatial planning

‘DISFLOOD’ for Helmholtz Association with DLR, GFZ and UNU-EHS (2005-2008); social vulnerability to river-floods, development of a spatial disaster inform. system

‘BIOTA / GLOWA’ (land use classification) for BMBF (2005)

‘DRYSATMAP’ (dryland satellite mapping) for BMBF (2002-2004)

RCD conducts research in the areas

  • Civil Protection / Civil Contingencies Management
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Critical Infrastructure Systems, Business & Supply Chain Continuity Management
  • Humanitarian Relief, International & Development Cooperation
  • Human Security
  • Inter- and Transdisciplinarity
  • Natural & Man-Made Hazards
  • Risk Analysis / Assessments
  • Risk Communication / Warning
  • Risk Management / Risk Governance
  • Social Ecological Systems / System Theory
  • Vulnerability and Resilience

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