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Drones Help Search And Rescue Teams Find Victims Faster, New Study Shows

Drones Help Search And Rescue Teams Find Victims Faster, New Study Shows

Search and rescue teams found simulated victims faster when they used drones for help, a new study finds.

CRJ 13:4 - Published now, don't miss out!

CRJ 13:4 - Published now, don't miss out!

The main themes of this issue are resilience, travel risk security, crime and terrorism, and humanitarian logistics. As ever, there's much, much more

Arab countries caught in a cycle of war and disease

Arab countries caught in a cycle of war and disease

Mohamed ELsonpaty, Adel Aldaghbashy, Zeki Al-Droubi, and Hazem Badr examine the link between conflict in disease

Europe's Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment 2018

Europe's Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment 2018

The report offers a law enforcement view of the emerging threats and key developments in the field of cybercrime over the last year, describing anticipated future threats

CRJ: We dare to be different!

CRJ: We dare to be different!

Join the CRJ global community! Kirsty McKinlay Stewart describes the many ways you can work with our extensive international networks of experts and thought leaders

This is not a drill: Five reasons why experts are worried about the next pandemic

This is not a drill: Five reasons why experts are worried about the next pandemic

Ali Moore, Vice Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne, examines whether Australia is prepared for the next health outbreak

It's time for CEOs to think more about crisis

It's time for CEOs to think more about crisis

A study has revealed the disturbing statistic that CEOs spend just one per cent of their time working on crisis management, according to Dr Tony Jaques

Puerto Rico: The case for disaster preparedness

Puerto Rico: The case for disaster preparedness

he ongoing rise in deaths in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria exposes the devastating consequences of inadequate planning for natural disasters and how miscommunication impedes relief efforts, says Anastasia Kyriacou

European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction - conference registration now open

European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction - conference registration now open

Economic losses and infrastructure damage could rise, owing to the number and value of assets exposed to hazards, inadequacy of prevention measures and growing interconnectedness of markets, societies and technologies in a digitised economy

Human performance: Take note of error precursors

Human performance: Take note of error precursors

Teresa Mullen says once we can predict the types of error we will make and where we will make them, we can introduce error reduction tools and techniques to prevent them from happening

CRJ a InterDrone - special free digital supplement

CRJ a InterDrone - special free digital supplement

CRJ is attending InterDrone 2018 in Las Vegas from September 5 - 7. Here's a special free digital supplement that highlights some of the content we have covered in the last few issues relating to drones and UAVs

Smartphones may be used to predict the weather more effectively

Smartphones may be used to predict the weather more effectively

Study suggests that the weather patterns that lead to flash floods may one day be tracked and anticipated by our smartphones

Using artificial intelligence to predict aftershocks

Using artificial intelligence to predict aftershocks

Scientists have used deep learning algorithms to analyse a database of earthquakes with the aim of predicting where aftershocks might occur

Nanobots could destroy nerve agents by harnessing the power of enzymes

Nanobots could destroy nerve agents by harnessing the power of enzymes

Scientists report developing nanobot pumps that destroy nerve agents, while simultaneously administering an antidote

Not just for special forces training - centre has great civilian services potential

Not just for special forces training - centre has great civilian services potential

Editorial Advisory Panel Member Rob McAlister takes an inside look at Jordan's special forces training centre

A world at your fingertips – developing your career through online learning

A world at your fingertips – developing your career through online learning

This instalment of Robert Fagan's blog looks at the important resources that can be found on disaster ready.org

Delays in petrochemical shutdowns during Hurricane Harvey and their effects on public health

Delays in petrochemical shutdowns during Hurricane Harvey and their effects on public health

Report calls for co-ordination of shutdowns, investment in resilient back-up power systems and other steps to prepare for next hurricane

The importance of keeping records and the pocket notebook in emergency incidents

The importance of keeping records and the pocket notebook in emergency incidents

The police keep records and use their notebooks at incidents as a matter of routine, but not so other emergency responding services, according to Jon Chapman, who takes a short look at record keeping at and around incidents, and why this is so vital