Improving coordination between European civil protection and the scientific community
Co-Convener: Cordonnier 
Oral Programme
 / Wed, 22 Apr, 13:30–17:00  / Room 6
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Wed, 22 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Halls X/Y
This session aims to address collaborations between the scientific community and European civil protection and to facilitate integration of recent studies into the global risk reduction strategy. We are particularly interested in any risks impacting directly or indirectly on the European Union and its candidate countries. Within this context, we welcome contributions linked to any of the following topics:

(i) The state & progress of existing projects and networks (independent projects or those already integrated with European civil protection);

(ii) The scientific needs of European or national civil protection structures (e.g., observatories, monitoring networks and tools, natural hazards databanks, computing time, use of grids);

(iii) The improvement of natural risks mitigation through the pooling of European resources and structures.

(iv) Geological results are encouraged that open a discussion on applications that are relevant to civil protection.

We expect to cover a variety of topics and fields during this scientific session and emphasize the need for clear and pedagogic communication. This will encourage dynamic discussions during the oral/poster sessions. If there is enough interest, a splinter session will be organised for further discussion.