Crisis Communication – Invitation to participate

Please participate and share the link in your network!

Crisis communication and information sharing are of high importance for the good overcoming of disaster events. In H2020 research project SecureGas we are working on the challenges of crisis communication and -information in case of disruptions of critical infrastructure in gas networks.

A master thesis at the university of Vienna, department for risk prevention and disaster management, addresses the topic. The author has developed a survey (Communication and information sharing in case of disruptions to gas critical infrastructure networks) aiming to get information from SecureGas partner, SecureGas Stakeholder, relevant governmental responsibilities in crisis management and emergency services.  The (anonymous) answers will directly contribute to the need-based development of crisis communication in SecureGas project.

We would kindly appreciate if you could answer the questionnaire and share it with colleagues in that field.

Here is the link to the survey: The survey will be open until June 7th latest.

Thank you for your support.

Please share the link also in your network.

The team of D.M.A.T. Consulting KG:

This information can also be found on SecureGas project website.

HNS Table Top eXercise (TTX Ghana)

This EU Exercise is a project of the European Commission, DG ECHO (Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations) in Brussels – specifically the CALL FOR TENDER NO. ECHO / A2 / SER / 2018/16. funded by European Union Civil Protection

The consortium, consisting of:

as well as the project partners:

Exercise Objective:

The objective of the HNS TTX is to practice emergency response structures at strategic and operational levels and improve inter-institutional co-operation in the area of Host Nation Support, also through Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs). The ultimate objective is to remove as much as possible any foreseeable obstacles to international assistance. This ensures that disaster response operations proceed smoothly.

Within the project, three HNS TTX has already conducted –

  • in Austria/Eisenerz (is conducted 21.-24.05.2019)
  • in Albania/Mirdita (is conducted 02.-05.07.2019)
  • finally, in Ghana/Accra (is conducted 03.-06.12.2019)

HNS Table-Top Exercise Accra, Ghana

the consortium was able to conduct the last Host Nation Support Exercise in Ghana with
NADMO – the National Disaster Management Organisation. NADMO was an excellent Partner during the exercise among other 9 Nations were involved in this Exercise. And the Feedback from all was Excellent – and even will be used to adapt Ghanian SOPs in Disaster Management.

Thanks to all participants and especially the Deputy Director General Mr. Seji Saji, who participated the whole duration of the exercise, although there was a public holiday – the Farmers Day on 6th December.

To read more about the Exercise in Ghana please click the link below, an article that has been written by the “Enviro-news-Nigeria” about; (Ghana’s NADMO, EU conduct maiden disaster response mockup exercise). The Article in PDF


HNS TTX Group Picture of 2 Observers and the Exercise Organizer in Ghana Dec.2019


Prof. Dr. Alois Hirschmugl with the Deputy Director General Mr. Seji Saji

SecureGas Newsletter & Media

The Newsletter

As one of the 21 International Partners in the multidisciplinary SecureGas Team we are pleased to announce you that the first SecureGas Newsletter is officially Online.

Newsletter No.1 for December 2019

The Website

Please click below for more Information about this EU Funded Project, that will increase the security and resilience of the European gas network, considering physical and cyber threats.

SecureGas Webpage

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