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A meeting on " Analysis of Catastrophic Avalanches" was held at the EC Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra on 4 and 5 October 1999. It was organised in the context of the NEDIES project, which is being conducted in the Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety (ISIS) of the JRC. The main aims of the meeting were:

-To present the main lessons learnt from recent avalanche disasters in Europe.

-To discuss recommendations on managing avalanche disasters.

This report gives a short presentation of the main lessons learnt, grouped according to the following management areas of a disaster: prevention, preparedness, response and information supplied to the public. Recommendations will be presented in a different document.

Additional information

Authors: COLOMBO A (EDITOR), JRC-Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety, Risk Management and Decision Support, I-21020 Ispra, Varese (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19666 EN (2000) 14pp, EURO: FREE of charge
Availability: Available from the Documentation service JRC Ispra Fax:+39-0332-785818
ISBN: ISBN N/A Ref: EUR 19666
Record Number: 200013050 / Last updated on: 2001-06-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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