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Research Network on Emergency Resources Supply Chain

Objective

The ability of national and international agencies to cope effectively with large-scale natural disasters is becoming more and more important. The United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA, 2016) reports an increase in the frequency and impact of large-scale natural disasters in both the developed and developing world. Recent extreme events such as Storm Jonas (2016, USA), the earthquake and tsunami in Tōhoku (2011) and New Zealand (2016) have demonstrated the need for a rapid and effective external response to complex events, and the impact on the human population when this is delayed or inadequate. The Emergency Resources Supply Chain (ERSC) has a crucial role in promoting the effective application of disaster management, and differs from conventional supply chains in several ways. The unique characteristics of ERSC include: a) having to analyse all the demands in a very short period of time, using limited resources. b) having to be designed, constructed and maintained in order to support continuous and smooth materials and information flows, and c) having to include a set of diverse plans, resources, authorities, agencies, and their associated human resources.
A recent review has emphasized the relative scarcity of the literature on these topics, and research on ERSC vulnerability/ resilience is particularly underdeveloped. This project will develop a decision support framework to capture and minimize the vulnerability of ERSC in large-scale natural disasters, and increase resilience when impacted by adverse circumstances. This joint collaboration will a) explore and understand the nature of ERSC vulnerability and the root causes of failures, and b) develop and enhance a framework for identifying the vulnerable components and evaluating the performance. The research results will facilitate the analysis of the relationship between ERSC vulnerability and capacity, and therefore increase resilience to adverse circumstance.

Coordinator

LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 358 800,00
Address
Rodney Street 2 Egerton Court
L3 5UX Liverpool
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 87 400,00

Participants (5)

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 230 000,00
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 600,00
Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 170 200,00
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 600,00
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 170 200,00
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 600,00
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 174 800,00
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 50 600,00

Partners (3)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Ratchawithi Road 420/6
10400 Bangkok
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 211 600,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY - VIETNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - HA NOI
Vietnam
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Building E3, 144 Xuan Thuy Road, Cau Giay
100000 Hanoi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 211 600,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Wuhan University of Technology
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Luoshi Road 122
430070 Wuhan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 220 800,00