Entries by IREACT

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“We will see I-REACT in the market soon”

We are reaching the end of our project. For the last years we have developed a functioning set of tools for emergency responders, launched an app for citizens to be safe from disasters, organised demonstrations across Europe and met with a lot of emergency professionals and people interested in disaster management. So, it’s time to […]

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I-REACT in Helsinki

On October 2017, the highway no. 1 between Turku and Helsinki was flooded. Only two of its four lanes were functioning. This incident, that may seem unimportant, resulted in more than 14 million Euros spent only in repairing the highway. The total costs, however, remain unknown: more than 55000 people use that highway on a […]

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I-REACT in Barcelona

This week, just before our app launches, we organised a demonstration of the I-REACT technologies in Barcelona. Our partners of Meteosim, UNESCO and ISMB where in charge of presenting in the workshop our set of tools against disasters: from the I-REACTOR that integrates the information coming from multiple sources, to the wearable technologies for first-responders. But […]

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I-REACT tests its technology against floods in Ipswich

We are approaching the final stages of I-REACT, where we are going to test the technologies against disasters that we have developed in the last two years. Back in December, we organised our first in-field demonstration in collaboration with UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe and the Sava River Basin Commission. In […]

5 things to keep in mind when talking about disasters

If we had to reduce disasters to one word, it would be overwhelming. When a hurricane sweeps away entire houses, a flood seeps in through every corner of our life or a wildfire reduces to ashes an entire natural area, it can leave us speechless. But if we want to improve our reaction against disasters, […]

“Don’t just scare us, tell us what we can do!”

Last year, Hurricane Harvey caused $100 billion in losses. The California fires, $13 billion. The Yangtze river flood, $7.5 billion. In 2017, disasters accounted for more than $350 billion dollars in losses worldwide. If we do nothing about it, climate change will certainly raise these figures in the future. Fortunately, there’s a lot we can […]