COBACORE is a collaborative research project funded by the European Commission involving Dutch, UK, German, Irish, Spanish and Slovakian partners. COBACORE seeks to close the collaboration gaps between stakeholders involved in post-crisis recovery. COBACORE also aims to improve the matching of needs with capacities, through building upon the community as an important source of information and capabilities. The COBACORE suite of tools, which are designed to complement existing practices and tools, will support common needs assessments efforts, damage recovery needs, economic needs, health and social needs, and other critical humanitarian needs. The COBACORE assets will stimulate community-wide involvement in information gathering, sense-making, and needs assessment practices.
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Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research www.tno.nl
University of Ulster www.ulster.ac.uk/
Netherlands Red Cross www.rodekruis.nl
German Red Cross www.drk.de
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies www.ifrc.org
Tilburg University www.tilburguniversity.edu
Future Analytics Consulting www.futureanalytics.ie
University of Zilina fsi.uniza.sk
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Designed to provide visitors with a detailed insight into way COBACORE is innovating disaster recovery and providing solutions to collaboration gaps and other challenges, the Innovation Station examines the functions and features of the COBACORE tools.
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Build a flexible, connected platform that connects communities and that provides different views on the disaster recovery process. Which communities are active, and what capacities do they have? What is the current situation, and what are the leading recovery plans? What needs need to be tended to? A robust platform that provides the right information to the right communities in the right form.
COBACORE follows an iterative 'concept development and experimentation' approach that will test parts of the platform during the project in varying states of maturity. The project also features integrated experiments where the platform is evaluated as a whole. The final experiment is on the German - Dutch border, at which a disaster recovery scenario is played out with groups of volunteers and the help of the COBACORE platform.
The COBACORE project is about closing collaboration gaps - after a disaster, but also during the project. The team aims to bring together different practitioner groups and research communities in search of new approaches to disaster recovery. The project has a strong network of supporting parties, and will actively engage with stakeholders to create valuable innovations to the field of needs assessment and disaster recovery.
As part of COBACORE, this website has been created to maximise awareness of the project and of the contribution that project findings can make to the disaster recovery. We are also very interested in receiving information on relevant projects you might be working on, or other topical issues in the disaster recovery sphere. Please do send any information which you feel could be of interest to the COBACORE consortium, by getting in touch. We will then disseminate the material/information among the COBACORE consortium and would be delighted to explore collaboration opportunities where appropriate. Use our contact form below the map.
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