International Summer School On Disaster Management

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International Summer School on Disaster Management

24 – 31 August 2018, Arcalia, Bistrita-Nasaud county

 

Organizer:

Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering - Research Institute for Sustainability and Disaster Management based on High Performance Computing (ISUMADECIP)

Partners:

Department for Emergency Situations within the Ministry of Internal Affairs (DSU), Romania

ECO-Innovation Cluster for Sustainable Environment (CLEMS), Romania

National University of Public Services (NUPS), Hungary

National Center for Disaster Management Foundation (CN APELL – RO), Romania

Research-Development Institute for Environmental Protection Technologies and Equipment (ICPE) Bistrita, Romania

 

Trainers:Invited lecturers from the international civil protection system and academics.

Director of the Summer School:        Prof. Eng. Alexandru Ozunu

Co-director                                         Assist. Prof. Eng. Zoltan Torok

 

Topics:

Disaster risk management - Theory & Concepts

Disaster environment

Disaster Management Cycle

The national and international DM system

Disaster response planning

Needs assessment for disaster response

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for disaster management

Information management, information and decision flow in disaster management

Technical and logistical aspects in disaster response

First aid

Exercise design and preparation

Exercise in field (continuously for 48 hours)

 

Minimum Requirements:

In order to apply for the Summer School, you must provide the following:

  • Registration form in word format (to be found HERE)
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV in English

 

Participation fee:

The participation fee is 300 EUR. For representatives of the partner institutions the fee is 130 EUR (or 600 lei). The participation fee includes summer school materials, accommodation and meals. Transportation costs will be covered by the participants.

 

Important notes:

The summer school involves outdoor activities (2 nights in tents) and you are kindly asked to have proper equipment (boots, warm clothes, raincoats, sleeping bags). The dormitories are 4 beds each (shared bathroom).

The summer school is assigned 4 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). The language of the summer school is English.

 

Submission deadline: 30 May 2018 (via e-mail at isumadecip@ubbcluj.ro)

Evaluation period: 1-10 June 2018

Results: 11 June 2018

Payment by:1 July 2018

 

 

 

PREVIOUS EDITIONS OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL

2017

The 2017 International Summer School on Disaster Management in Arcalia, Romania was held from the 21st of August until the 27th of August. Throughout one week the participants have gained theoretical knowledge and practical skills regarding the emergency response operations at regional, national, European and global level. 

Organizer:

Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering - Research Institute for Sustainability and Disaster Management based on High Performance Computing (ISUMADECIP)

Partners:

National University of Public Services, Hungary

Department for Emergency Situations within the Ministry of Internal Affairs

CLEMS – ECO-Innovation Cluster for Sustainable Environment

APELL National Center for Disaster Management Foundation CN APELL – RO

S.C. ICPE Bistrita S.A.

During the first 3 days of the summer school the participants have received lectures on disaster risk management (theory & concepts), disaster response management and coordination, and disaster environment, while the last days were dedicated to a civil protection exercise, where the trainees have set up a Base of Operations and have received different assignments in the field.

The trainees were also involved in several group exercises, which were great teambuilding opportunities for the students. The students took part in exercises to learn the necessary pre-mission conditions in order to be deployed in a country affected by disaster.

After several group works during the firts 4 days, the trainees received the scenario for the field exercise. The exercise lasted 48 hours. After setting up the Base of Operations (BoO), the teams have received assignments in the field to provide disaster assistance in the affected country. At the end of the exercise, there was the handover between the teams deployed in the country affected by disaster and the new teams coming to replace them. After that they packed their Base of Operations and left for their homes. On the last day of the summer school, the participants have had debates and discussions on the summer school activities, followed by conclusions and closing ceremony.

The theoretical classes were given by lecturers from the two partner universities and by disaster management experts from Finland, Hungary and Romania. The field exercise was facilitated by specilists experienced in international missions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See also the:

Organising Committee and the Program Committee.

Trainers: Invited lecturers from the international civil protection system

Director of the Summer School: Prof. Eng. Alexandru Ozunu, PhD.

Topics:

Disaster risk management - Theory & Concepts

Disaster response management and coordination

Disaster environment

The role of civil society in emergency situations

Exercise design and preparation

Exercise in field (48 hours exercise with tents and Base of Operations)

Minimum Requirements:

In order to apply for the Summer School, you must provide the following:

  • Registration form in word format
  • CV in English
  • Certificate to prove you are a student/employee
  • Letter of recommendation from an expert in the field/teacher

 

NOTES:

The summer school will involve outdoor activities (2 nights in tents) and therefore you are kindly asked to have proper equipment (boots, warm clothes, tents, sleeping bags). The language of the summer school is English.

The summer school is assigned 4 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits.

 

PARTICIPATION FEE:

The participation fee (excluding transportation) will be 100 EUR (or equivalent in lei). Transportation costs will be covered by the participants.

The participation fee can be paid to the following registration link by 17th of August 2017 https://plati.ubbcluj.ro/en/Event/Details/36

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission deadline: 30 June 2017 (via e-mail at isumadecip@ubbcluj.ro)

Evaluation period: 1-14 July 2017

Results: 17 July 2017

 

More details on: isumadecip.institute.ubbcluj.ro

For more details on the previous event: http://isumadecip.institute.ubbcluj.ro/index.php?page=static&pageid=139

 

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2016

 

The Research Institute for Sustainability and Disaster Management based on High Performance Computing (ISUMADECIP) within Babes-Bolyai University has organized between 27 August – 2 September 2016, in Arcalia, Bistrita-Nasaud County, the international summer school on Disaster Management – National and Regional Disaster Management Systems.

 

 

This summer school was organized in partnership with the National University of Public Services (Nemzeti Kozszolgalati Egyetem) in Hungary, following the cooperation agreement signed between the rectors of the two universities in May 2014.

The event received the special support of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations within the Ministry of Internal Affairs, by delegation of experienced trainers in the field and by the allocation of specific equipment (CBRN vehicle, extrication equipment, boat with divers, specific personal protection equipment, mobile command post, advanced medical post, type C ambulance) from three County Inspectorates for Emergency Situationsin the country: Cluj, Bistrita-Nasaud and Mures.

Beside the equipment provided by the three County Inspectorates for Emergency Situations, the students of the summer school had the opportunity of using the equipment of the Research Institute for Sustainability and Disaster Management based on High Performance Computing (ISUMADECIP) within Babes-Bolyai University: thermal imaging camera for the detection of heated surfaces and search of missing persons in low visibility areas, IR thermal binoculars, metal detector, lighting balloon system, sonometer, device for the detection of people under rubble, respiratory protective equipment, water testing kit, radiation detectors, chemical detectors, inflatable tent- control post, decontamination tent, first aid kit, electric generator, portable weather station.

The objective of this summer school was to train both theoretically and practically the participant students from the two universities in the field of disaster management and strengthen the institutional cooperation between the two universities, as well as between universities and the competent authorities in emergency response.

 

Similar events:

1. 12th International Conference on Environmental Legislation, Safety Engineering and Disaster Management, on 17-19 May 2018, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. http://elsedima.conference.ubbcluj.ro/

2.  10th International Conference “CRISIS MANAGEMENT DAYS” on 24 - 26 May 2017 in Terme Tuhelj, Croatia. http://dku.hr/2016/10/28/crisis-management-days-24-25-and-26-may-2017-conference-topic-security-environment-and-challenges-of-crisis-management/?lang=en

3. Central and Eastern European Conference on Health and the Environment on 10-14 April 2016, in Prague, Czech Republic. http://www.ceeche.org/

4. International Laser Conference June 25-30, 2017, Bucharest, Romania, http://ilrc28.inoe.ro/about/

5. Air and Water Components of the Environment  Conference  Dedicated To World  Meteorological Day and  World Water Day, on 17 – 19 03. 2017 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. http://aerapa.conference.ubbcluj.ro/Engleza/index.htm   

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