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Earthquake Disaster in Nepal
It has happened again!
A poor and vulnerable population has been struck by a devastating disaster, which was predicted by the scientist experts.
First of all, I like on behalf of TIEMS membership and myself express my deepest sympathy with the Nepalese people suffering from the disaster and express my sincere hope that the foreign support and help will make a welcome relief in the tragedy and make the time to recovery as short as possible.
Most international and national aid organizations are already on their way or already there, even if logistics is a challenge because of limited access through the Katmandu airport because of the disaster.
I was already Saturday morning informed that TIEMS Vice President, Guosheng Qu, was on his way to Nepal as a member of the Chinese International Search and Rescue Team, CISAR, and I can only hope they are able help many people stuck in the collapsed buildings or elsewhere before it is too late.
I also encourage all TIEMS members and others to support the international and national aid organizations, by donating funds to the bank accounts established to help the Nepalese population in this difficult time.
This disaster again emphasizes the need for the world community to move its focus from Response to Preparedness. It was a predicted disaster, as many others also are, and increased systematic work on preparedness through strengthening the infrastructure, early warning systems in place, and plans for evacuation and recovery worked out, and extra food, water and medical and other supplies ready in case the disaster strikes.
From the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) please, find the following link with information on the Nepal Earthquake:
For further details, please, contact:
TIEMS Membership will contribute and cooperate the best we can to increased worldwide preparedness in vulnerable areas.
K. Harald Drager, TIEMS President
PLANNED TIEMS 2015 Events
- International Symposium on Emergency Medicine in Guangzhou, China, took place 27 - 29 March
- TIEMS First International Workshop in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, took place 7 - 9 April
- TIEMS 2015 Workshop in Split, Croatia, 27 - 28 May
- TIEMS USA Chapter 2015 Conference in Portland, USA, 23 - 25 June
- TIEMS Finland Chapter 2015 Workshop, days TBD in June
- TIEMS 2015 Annual Conference in Rome, Italy, 30 September - 2 October
- TIEMS Nigeria & West Africa Chapter 2015 Conference, dates TBD
- TIEMS China Chapter 2015 Annual Conference in Qingdao, dates TBD
When details are provided, the announcement willl be posted on the web-site, and it is possible to access the sites through above links!
Articles, news and announcement on emergency and disaster management activities, events and research worldwide. Read also about TIEMS Nigeria & West Africa Chapter plightfor internally displaced persons in the federal capital territory, Abuja in Nigeria and how industry, academia and the social sector are collaborating for the greater good of the victims of disasters world-wide (see picture of IAQ Radio Team, Cliff and Joe) and much more.
TIEMS 2015 USA Conference
23 - 25 June 2015 at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
TIEMS 2015 USA Conference provides a unique opportunity for all stakeholders in the emergency management community in USA and internationally to meet, and enjoy the hospitality and beauty of the Pacific Northwest and take part in stimulating conversations and learn from each other, and collaborate in making our global community safer and more resilient.
ASSET High Level Policy Forum (ASSET HLPF)
TIEMS is a partner in the EU Project ASSET (Action Plan on Sicence in Society Related Issues in Epidemics and Total Pandemics) and one of TIEMS tasks in the project is to establish a Higl Level Policy Forum, recruit members to the Forum and get the Forum operational and addressing Epidemic and Pandemic issues, see Introduction of ASSET HLPF.
The first Forum meeting will was held in Brussels 12th March this year, and see
For interest becoming a member of ASSET HLPF, please, contact TIEMS President.
Meaningless Attack on Innocent Children in Pakistan
On behalf of TIEMS Chapters and Members, I like to express my deepest sympathy with the Pakistani people and especially the families which lost their children in the meaningless tragedy yesterday! The number of causalities, mostly being young children, is shocking and heart breaking, and leaves me angry, sad and speechless!
Let us meet such meaningless violence with more education and increase the education capacity building in countries where this is needed most!
Oslo 17th December 2014
K. Harald Drager
TIEMS 2015 Annual Conference in Rome
30th September - 2nd October 2015
Call for Papers for TIEMS 2015 Annual Conference which takes place in Rome.
TIEMS Italy Chapter is conference host, see
- Deadline for submission of abstracts 30th of June
- Deadline for submission of full Papers 30th of July
- Notice of acceptance 31st of August
For more details, contact
Report from TIEMS 2014 Annual Conference
Took place in Niigata Japan,
20 - 23 October 2014
Contact Norio Maki for more information at:
TIEMS China Chapter 2014 Annual Conference and Training
More than 650 participants attended the conference and tarining which started in Chengdu at the end of October. Report will be posted soon, and in the mean time enjoy the photos from the conference.
More deatils can be obtained from
Surveys supported by TIEMS
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Social Media and Emergency Management Survey
Surveys of the Pop - Alert Project:
English Survey, French Survey, Dutch Survey, Greek Survey
CBRNe Events in Europe and Worldwide
This Report is compiled and published by the Observatory Security and CBRNe Defense - OSDIFE on a monthly basis. This report identifies relevant news from around the world including man-made and natural events involving Chemical, Biological and Radiological/Nuclear Risks.The CBRNe Report also compiles related activities, projects, programs, initiatives and training in the CBRNe filed of study, providing web links for further in-depth analysis if needed. The September 2014 edition marks the first time this report has been published in English. We welcome your inputs and suggestions in our effort to expand the distribution of this report.
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Articles, news and announcement on emergency and disaster management activities, events and research worldwide. Read also about TIEMS new Chapters in Nigeria & West Africa and USA (see picture) and TIEMS chapter activities in TIEMS President's Message
Survey on Critical Communication with Photos and Videos
We have just performed a global survey on end users view of what they find necessary as the system and operational requirements when communicating photos and videos over critical communication networks like TETRA/TEDS networks. The concluding report of the survey is found on the following link:
Furthermore, we are pleased to give you access to a report of an earlier survey
"On the Use of Visual Information in Emergency Management"
The report gives an international view on the use of visual information in emergency management, and we hope you find this report of interest as well?
Another interesting report is the Future Communications Study which addresses concerns amongst the BAPCO membership that the replacement/evolution of the current Emergency Services Network (ESN) may compromise essential functionality for economic savings:
Emergency Services Communications: Resilience for the Twenty-First Century
TIEMS Beijing Office and Chinese Industrial Group Alliance
In order to assist and help in TIEMS development in Asia, TIEMS has etsablished a TIEMS Beijing Office, and Wenlong Yang is TIEMS Beijing Office contact person at:
TIEMS Beijing Office has also established a Chinese Industrial Alliance Group of Chinese industrial companies in the emergency and disaster management field, and these companies are seeking partnership with other companies worldwide.
TIEMS Chinese Industrial Company Alliance Group
TIEMS is a Partner in the EU Project ASSET
TIEMS is a partner in the EU project ASSET (Action plan in Science in Society in Epidemics and Total pandemics), which is a 48 month Mobilisation and Mutual Learning Action Plan (MMLAP), which aims to 1) forge a partnership with complementary perspectives, knowledge and experiences to address affectively scientific and societal challenges raised by pandemics and associated crisis management; 2) explore and map SiS (Science in Society)-related issues in global pandemics; 3) define and test a participatory and inclusive strategy to succeed; 4) identify necessary resources to make sustainable the action after the project completion. ASSET combines public health, vaccine and epidemiological research, social and political sciences, law and ethics, gender studies, science communication and media, in order to develop an integrated, transdisciplinary, strategy, which will take place at different stages of the research cycle, combining local, regional and national levels.
The first TEMC Conference in Chengdu, China
TIEMS Emergency Medical Committee (TEMC), established in Guangzhou, China in November 2013, arranged its first conference 17th April in Chengdu, China, see Conference Report. The success of the conference opened new windows and pathways for The International Emergency Management Society, and also provided fresh thoughts and ideas for promoting the improvement of international rescue management in China and worldwide. For interest, please, contact Secretary General of TEMC, Chaoyang He at:
TIEMS President's 2014 Annual Report
Read about TIEMS Achievements and Progress in 2013.
Weekly Disaster Resilience Internet Links
TIEMS 2014 Focus
TIEMS focus in 2013 will be on strengthening TIEMS Chapters worldwide and establish new ones, see TIEMS Chapters, and further develop and promote TIEMS International Education, Training and Certification Program, see TIEMS Education. We are encouraged by TIEMS achievements in 2013, see TIEMS Reporting, and several TIEMS events are already in planning for 2014, see TIEMS Events 2014.
We invite you to become a TIEMS member and join us in our efforts for a safer world, see Membership!