Project Breakthroughs

The DRMG are a set of guiding principles to support organisations in creating and enhancing their own resilience procedures and guidelines. Organisations across all levels and domains, private or public, will find these guidelines useful for developing a critical view of their own crisis management activities.

The DARWIN Concept Cards are the building blocks of the DRMG. While the DRMG describe what needs to be implemented, the Concept Cards explain how. Organisations will find the practical interventions outlined in each Concept Card useful for developing and enhancing specific management capabilities

The DRMG have been adapted to two critical domains in resilience and crisis management that have significant societal impact: air traffic management (ATM) and healthcare.

Organisations operating in ATM and healthcare will benefit from guidelines specifically adapted to these domains. Organisations from other domains will use the adapted guidelines as an example of and inspiration for how to adapt the guidelines for their own organisations.

The DARWIN pilots are four scenarios based on realistic but fictitious crisis events, designed to test the DRMG and to demonstrate the critical concepts of disaster resilience. Organisations will benefit from the lessons learned from the pilots – improved strategies and tactics for anticipating and responding to similar emergencies.

The DARWIN Community of Practitioners (DCoP) is an international community that brings together resilience, emergency response and crisis management policy-makers, experts and end-users from across domains and industries.

Through meetings, workshops, webinars, social media and a dedicated online forum, DCoP members have access to a one of a kind exchange of knowledge, expertise and lessons on how to enable rapid, effective and coordinated responses to crises.

The DARWIN Wiki is an online platform which facilitates the access to, and development and management of the DRMG and the associated Concept Cards. DCoP members can contribute to the evolution of the DRMG through the Wiki. End users will benefit from the latest resilience expertise stored on one interactive platform, as well as the knowledge and expertise shared on the Wiki forum.

The DARWIN catalogue is a catalogue of worldwide concepts and approaches to resilience, which have been identified as a result of intensive literature and interview-based research. It is a comprehensive analysis of resilience definitions, theories, models, concepts, practices guidelines and needs. Readers from the crisis management domain will use the DARWIN catalogue as a research tool organised per topic, and as a baseline for further work in the area of resilience and crisis management.

The DARWIN serious game and simulation train users for real crises, and test the DRMG in emergency scenarios.

Using virtual reality and mobile gaming, DARWIN has created a new genre of serious games in which a large number of players play together as a team to solve a set of exercises related to emergencies. It offers unique game design, an innovative collaboration between players, and a cutting edge virtual environment.

The DARWIN simulation tool supports the decision-making process for disaster response by estimating the implications of a particular action. The simulation is designed for a specific scenario of the DARWIN pilots: a collision between an oil tanker and passenger ferry in severe weather conditions.

Users will benefit from interactive and adaptable tools, which offer hands-on experience and learning, improving users’ crisis response capabilities.

The DARWIN training material facilitates participants understanding and use of the DRMG and the associated Concept Cards. The training material is comprised of tutorials which introduce the DARWIN Wiki, as well as essential resilience concepts.

The training materials also include academic courses, industry and master courses, and the DARWIN Training for Operational Resilience Capabilities (DTORC). The DTORC is a training scheme while can cater to different levels of an organisation and address the DRMG in the participants’ own operational content.

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