Pandemic and Disaster Preparedness Center
Together, we will reduce risks and build resilience through effective disaster prevention, preparedness, and recovery management.
Mission and vision
Erasmus MC, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam have joined forces in the Pandemic and Disaster Preparedness Center (PDPC).
PDPC aims to prepare society for future pandemics and disasters. We will reduce vulnerabilities and risks and build resilience through effective disaster prevention, preparedness and recovery measures. Convergence of the technical, medical and social sciences is essential for developing the next generation of approaches to disasters and pandemics.
In the foreseeable future, our society can expect many more and unforeseen virus outbreaks and extreme events. But how do we protect society from the next pandemic or disaster? Which of the lessons learnt could develop prevention and intervention measures, and how could research contribute to preparedness?
Podcast: BNR’s Big Five
Marion Koopmans on policy during a pandemic.
> Listen here
KNAW symposium: Planetary Health
Thijs Kuiken about global environmental change and pandemics: problems and solutions.
> Watch here
29/09 & 30/09
Bas Jonkman and Marion Koopmans at the Public Safety and Homeland Security Conference Program 2021.
Airborne: Predicting, measuring and quantifying airborne virus transmission
(How) can airborne transmission potential be predicted and quantified from model studies and
Climate change and increased risks of vector-borne virus outbreaks
What are the risks of large-scale water management solutions to protect urban deltas from arbovirus emergence? What are possible solutions?
Towards social and urban resilience for pandemics and disasters
How to ensure that social and urban conditions are able to mitigate the impacts of pandemics and disasters that increase inequalities among social groups?
Pandemic lessons for flood disaster preparedness
What is the impact of a large scale flood on the health system, and how can health care continuity be ensured and optimized? Which coordination and organizational arrangements would be recommended?
Integrated early-warning surveillance methods and tools
Can you design a future proof surveillance framework for early waring and tracking of
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