Integration of public data bases for identifying highly vulnerable people in need of relief prioritization by the Estonian Rescue Board

The Global Risk Report (2016)  compiled from 750 security and defence world experts emphasized that high-risk of cyber terrorism act against Estonia might materialize in near future with damaging consequences for population and economy.

The Elbe Flooding Disasters in 2002, 2006, 2013 and the current Corona-Pandemic in regard to their severe impacts on societally disadvantaged people in Dresden city and non-urban neighbourhoods

This case study will look into the Elbe Flooding Disasters in 2002, 2006 and 2013 as well as the current Corona-pandemic and the  neglect for social capital and context dependent social marginalization caused by authorities’ lack of societal knowledge, that becomes apparent when faced with ongoing disasters.

Cyber Attack Immobilizing the Estonian Government, the Critical Infrastructures and the Society’s Functioning

This case study will explore the risks of cyber attacks that can be implemented during hazardous events. In addition the case study will explore the impacts of such potential attacks.

Reducing Social Cost of Evacuation from Seismic Hazard Locations to Temporary Housing in Safe Areas

This case study will explore the knowledge of what could be done better considering the major cognitive biases of both, the vulnerable population and the civil protection authorities. How to reduce the social costs of hazards by attending to special needs of socially fragile groups, e.g., elderly from small rural communities, but also from other population strata.

Special Needs of Homeless Persons in Washington, D.C. in Disaster
United States

This case study will identify and address special needs of homeless persons in the Washington, D.C Metropolitan Regoin during disaster events

Using Mobile Operators’ Data to Locate, Protect and Evacuate Tourists in Disasters

This case study will explore how mobile data can be used to protect, locate and evacuate tourists.

Dangerous chemical explosion in a city center, Finland

This case is a simulation of several near-disaster incidents. It will explore the various difficulties that first responders might encounter while communicating to vulnerable people: giving instructions and advice, and interviewing people in order to investigate the crisis situation and the reasons behind it. The field experiment explores, how to protect people’s life and wellbeing in crisis, by taking into account their mental and cognitive challenges.