CARER-The Center for Advanced Research in Emergency Response, has received funding with 20 Million SEK from the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (Myndigheten för samhällskydd och beredskap, MSB) to perform research focusing on effective emergency response.
How can the emergency response with accidents be strengthened in the future?
These are some of the issues that will be studied in a new research initiative funded by the MSB for 20 Million SEK over five years.
Researchers at Linköping University have been commissioned to build a new research environment in the field “Effective emergency response to future incident site”.
“We believe that the evolution towards a more dynamic and flexible approach in how rescue and relief resources are organized and alerted to accidents, and we also believe that it is increasingly common to use players outside the professional emergency services,” says Sofie Pilemalm, professor and director of the Research Centre CARER at Linköping University.
The work will be conducted in collaboration with rescue actors of various kinds, SOS Alarm, municipalities, government agencies and others. By developing new practice-oriented knowledge in this area, society can both save lives and reduce the damage to people, property and infrastructure. The research is expected to start in the autumn of 2015.
Sara Brunnberg, forskningssamordnare, MSB:s forskningsenhet. Sara.firstname.lastname@example.org
Sofie Pilemalm, professor, Linköpings universitet. Sofie.email@example.com
Information is also available in Swedish: www.msb.se/sv/Om-MSB/Nyheter-och-press/Nyheter/Nyheter-fran-MSB/20-miljoner-till-forskning-om-framtidens-skadeplats