The Center for Research and Studies on Disasters (CEPEDES) is a research group formed by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from various academic units of UERJ (University of Rio de Janeiro State), other universities and research centers with the objective of providing scientific support:
- Disaster Response in times of crisis (extreme events and natural disasters); and
- To help decision-makers of management of Disaster Risk in moments of preparation.
In accordance with the characteristic of the multidisciplinary nature of the proposed activities, we sought to broaden the scope of researchers through the formation of a broad network of researchers through partnerships with the other Teaching and Research Institutions of Rio de Janeiro and the work in cooperation with organs state and federal levels related to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
The proposal of CEPEDES is to meet the demands of the Rio de Janeiro state government, municipal governments, academic partners, research and other bodies related to Disaster Risk Reduction: Secretariats of Government, CEMAD, CEMADEN, Universities, City Halls, Municipal Civil Defense, UN, etc …