disaster response

  • A new standard to help mitigate the effects of a disaster

    19 June 2020 by Natalie Mouyal
    No city can operate without electricity. In homes, electricity is used to power lights, refrigerators, washing machines and water pumps. It is used for trams, signalling systems, medical equipment in hospitals and...
  • Tackling explosion and fire risks

    15 February 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Natural disasters strike at regular intervals on our planet. Every year natural disasters leave huge areas totally devastated. Many experts point the finger at climate change for the increased intensity of storms...
  • Recovering from disasters

    15 February 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    From severe droughts to hurricanes and flooding, disasters appear more frequently and with a greater intensity than in the past. Recognizing the human and economic toll of these disasters caused by climate change, the...
  • Sensors at the heart of disaster relief

    21 April 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Long gone is the time when populations knew of an earthquake when it was actually happening, when rescue teams cleared rubble with their bare hands, when it took days to deliver food and medical supplies to devastated...
  • Virtual training for real situations

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Virtual reality (VR) is being used across many industries to improve business and enhance workplace safety. The industries include aerospace, advertising, automotive, construction, energy, defence, medical, mining and...
  • Warning, mitigating, rescuing

    21 April 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Natural disasters strike at regular intervals on our planet. As their number seems to be increasing over the years, numerous measures have been taken, at the national, regional or international level, to help prevent...