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Abstract

As part of the NEDIES Project of the European Commission DG Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen and in collaboration with the University of Twente , an initiative was launched to bring the civil protection world together with that of the economists�, in order to discuss about damage estimation and to exchange experiences in this area. This was put together by both parties through the co-organisation of a workshop entitled: In search of a common methodology on damage estimation, which was held in Delft, The Netherlands on 23-24 May 2003.
The objectives of the workshop were:
- To investigate the feasibility of a common approach to damage estimation.
- To investigate different cost concepts and to investigate the methodology of cost estimation in relation to the scale of the problem.
- To provide an inter-disciplinary platform where experiences and methodologies of damage estimation can be shared amongst users.
- To promote dialogue amongst the actors involved in damage estimation within the framework of disaster risk management.
- To identify needs and synergies in the area of damage estimation and its possible impact.
- To identify activities where NEDIES and University of Twente can assist stakeholders.

Additional information

Authors: VAN DER VEEN A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);VETERE ARELLANO A L, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);NORDVIK J-P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20997 EN (2003), various paging. Free of charge
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Record Number: 200417368 / Last updated on: 2004-02-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en