WS TER-CDM - CEN WS ‘Terminologies in crisis and disaster management’ 

Several research projects on the topic of crisis and disaster management have been working on terminologies in crisis and disaster management and have developed documents or other repositories including related relevant national and international standards and other terminologies.

The multitude of terms and definitions of these documents is overlapping, often confusing and in some cases partially contradicting. Such a situation enhances the possibility of misunderstanding between different organizations, in particular in case of cross-border cooperation.
The EPISECC, SECTOR and SecInCoRe projects put together their efforts and knowledge to define terminologies to be used by crisis management and disaster management professionals in view of supporting the mutual understanding of civil protection authorities, local emergency management authorities (LEMA), fire brigades, police authorities, first responders using different standards (and various semantic structures for e.g. dictionaries, thesauri, taxonomies, ontologies) on daily work. It is intended that these projects will be supported by other such as COncORDE.

The final deliverables of this Workshop should be finalized and published by September 2017.

The kick-off meeting will be held on 01 March 2017, at CEN-CENELEC management Centre. All interested parties are welcome to register for participation and submit comments on the draft Project Plan to Alina Iatan.