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Virtual reality, space technology, response to the Italian avalanche, climate change and security, hypercomplex crises, tactical medicine in terrorism, London terrorist attack - these are just a few of the articles in the current edition

Manchester Arena bomb attack

Manchester Arena bomb attack

At 20:33 on May 22, 2017, a terrorist detonated an improvised explosive device containing shrapnel in the form of nuts and bolts as crowds made their way out of an Ariana Grande concerte at Europe’s largest indoor arena in Mancheser, UK

New guidance supports integrated flood management

New guidance supports integrated flood management

Official statistics show a gradual decrease in the number of fatalities thanks to better early warnings, but flood damage appears to be increasing because of economic growth, and lack of prevention measures and flood-sensitive land-use planning

WannaCry ransomware and the Hurricane Katrina Syndrome

WannaCry ransomware and the Hurricane Katrina Syndrome

Dr David Rubens says this is a classic format of a known vulnerability being ignored, despite awareness of the potential catastrophic consequences of inaction, and multiple small-scale warnings

Lessons learnt from airport terrorist attacks

Lessons learnt from airport terrorist attacks

Lina Kolesnikova summarises her presentation at CIPRE Europe on lessons learnt from the terrorist attacks at Zaventem (Brussels) and Ataturk (Istanbul) international airports

Ground search and rescue in the USA

Ground search and rescue in the USA

Martin Boyle speaks to Chris Boyer, Chief Operations Officer for the US-based National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) about the challenges of working across multiple states with different legislation and certification standards

Vulnerabilities of Europe’s economy to global water scarcity and drought

Vulnerabilities of Europe’s economy to global water scarcity and drought

A new report by Water Footprint Network on the impacts that increasing water scarcity and drought may have on the European Union (EU) economy was launched at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU)

Threats of cyberattack, natural disaster and supply chain failure – new country-by-country resilience rankings

Threats of cyberattack, natural disaster and supply chain failure – new country-by-country resilience rankings

New insights have emerged around three of the most pressing risks to business performance in the 21st century – cyber attack, natural hazards and supply chain failure – with the release of the 2017 FM Global Resilience Index

Global dialogue on artificial intelligence for good

Global dialogue on artificial intelligence for good

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and XPRIZE are convening the world's most respected experts in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Earthquake lessons still hold true today

Earthquake lessons still hold true today

Jay Levinson and Abraham ‘Avi’ Domb say that more than 100 years after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, many of the issues the city experienced are still relevant today

Rudimentary Attacks Pose Greatest Risk to Midsized Organizations According to New Threat Report

Rudimentary Attacks Pose Greatest Risk to Midsized Organizations According to New Threat Report

Rudimentary attacks, such as intrusion attempts, information gathering and policy violations pose the greatest risk to midsized organisations, according to a recent cyber threat report

A look at mine clearance in Iraq

A look at mine clearance in Iraq

Nigel Ellway, Head of Secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Explosive Weapons, provides CRJ with some observations from a recent visit to Mosul, Northern Iraq

Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference feeds into the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference feeds into the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Early warning systems and making the link between predictable weather and climate events and their effects are critical to save lives and property when disaster looms.

Social networks in a crisis: Shifting landscapes

Social networks in a crisis: Shifting landscapes

Patrick Lagadec reflects on the use of social media in a crisis, following the European Emergency Number Association’s (EENA’s) annual conference in Budapest earlier this April

How night time lights seen from space could help disaster planning and response

How night time lights seen from space could help disaster planning and response

Nasa scientists have released new global maps of Earth at night, providing the clearest yet composite view of the patterns of human settlement across the planet

Storm-scanning satellites enter operations phase

Storm-scanning satellites enter operations phase

Following their launch in December 2016, the CYGNSS spacecraft entered a low-inclination, low-Earth orbit over the tropics

R&D: Bringing ultrasound technology closer to the scene of an incident

R&D: Bringing ultrasound technology closer to the scene of an incident

The accuracy, relative low cost, and durability of this device aim to help first responders quickly identify and treat abdominal trauma

Virtual reality provides new hope for PTSD patients

Virtual reality provides new hope for PTSD patients

CRJ's R&D bloggers report on how VR technology goes beyond any form of talk therapy or medication by harnessing all of the patient's senses into a therapy session