Welcome to the website of the ANDROID disaster resilience network. ANDROID is an Erasmus academic network that aims to promote co-operation and innovation among European Higher Education to increase society’s resilience to disasters of human and natural origin.
The network’s teaching and research is concerned with what resilience is, what it means to society, and how societies might achieve greater resilience in the face of increasing threats from natural and human induced hazards. The network will create a European approach that will help us understand the attributes that enable physical, socio-cultural, politico-economic and natural systems to adapt, by resistance or changing, in order to reach and maintain an acceptable level of functioning. The network will also raise awareness and promote a common understanding among stakeholders of the importance of disaster resilience education and the essential role of European HEIs in improving society’s ability to increase disaster resilience.
Volume 2, Issue 2 of the new ANDROID Exchange newsletter is now available to download from our publications section of this website.This issues begins with a review of the third annual conference of the ANDROID network, which was held at MediaCity in Salford, UK. Held alongside the 4th International Conference on Building Resilience, the event attracted over 350 delegates from academia, policy and practice. The issue highlights some of the key events that took place during the conference, including a steering committee meeting of the UNISDR Making Cities Resilient campaign, and the second ANDROID residential doctoral school. Many of the ANDROID workpackage teams presented findings during the conference and the issue also includes a brief update on each work, package and links to more detailed papers and reports. As usual, we have updates from two of our regular contributors to Exchange: the UNISDR Making Cities Resilient Campaign and the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. Both are important partners for the network and we encourage you to explore recent developments. There is also news on the launch of ‘Horizon 2020’, the EU flagship programme for Research and Technological Development. With an overall budget of EUR 80 billion (LKR 14,000 billion) over the period 2014-2020 the programme is one of the most significant in its kind. Finally, Prof. Marinko Oluić from GEOSAT Ltd, a key partner in the ANDROID network, provides an introduction to spatial information (including remote sensing) in disaster management, risk reduction and disaster resilience.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:00
Volume 2, Issue 1 of the new ANDROID Exchange newsletter is now available to download from our publications section of this website. This issue begins with an introduction to working group 8’s efforts to develop an open educational resopurce (OER) platform, which will host digitised materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and reuse for teaching, learning and research. The issue also includes details of our successful first online doctoral school that was organised in March 2013. The event was attended by 27 doctoral students from across Europe and beyond. As usual, we have updates from two of our regular contributors to Exchange: the UNISDR Making Cities Resilient Campaign and the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. There is is also news on the launch of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction, the UN flagship publication on global disaster risk and disaster risk management. The issue also includes a report from the recent International Conference on Building Resilience, that was held in Sri Lanka, and also details of upcoming events in Cyprus and the USA.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 15:24