Disaster Data Centre—An Innovative Educational Tool for Disaster Reduction through Education in Schools


During the last decades, mankind has suffered from devastation caused by natural disasters and technological accidents of increased frequency and children are among the most vulnerable population group, especially those attending school during times of disaster. The importance of education in promoting and enabling disaster risk reduction has already been identified by researchers. In this paper “Disaster Date Center (DDC)” is presented, a new, powerful and innovative tool for the study of and education on disasters. One noteworthy application of DDC is the educational and public awareness tool in the form of e-learning.

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Efthymis, L. , Michael, S. , Alexia, G. , Panagiotis, P. , Vassiliki, A. , Kate, V. and Spyros, P. (2014) Disaster Data Centre—An Innovative Educational Tool for Disaster Reduction through Education in Schools. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 2, 35-40. doi: 10.4236/jpee.2014.29006.

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