Cold Disasters; Risk and Resilience in the Arctic

Open symposium at the University of Iceland:

Cold Disasters

Risk and Resilience in the Arctic

Main speakers:
• Professor Ed Galea, University of Greenwich, UK, on cruise ship safety and evacuation challenges in extreme weather conditions.poster

• Commander Blake McBride, US Naval Office of Research – Global, USA, on the Keflavík Rescue Hub project.

• Risk expert George Karagiannis, Technical University of Crete, Greece, on creating common situational awareness in large-scale emergency management operations.

Opening remarks by the Canadian and Danish ambassadors to Iceland (inv.).
Also presentations by Guðbrandur Örn Arnason,, on computerassisted tools for SAR-exercises in the Arctic and Rasmus Dahlberg, Kristian Cedervall Lauta and Björn Karlsson about the NORDRESS project.

Time: Tuesday 1 December 2015 0900-1700 Venue: Auditorium 132 in building Askja, University of Iceland, Reykjavík Organized by: NORDRESS and the Icelandic Construction Authority Registration (optional): (no fee – lunch at own expense)