Scotland launches New National Centre for Resilience


A new National Centre for Resilience was launched in Dumfries, earlier this week by Scottish Environment Minister Aileen McLeod.  The centre aims to bring together expertise in research, training, data management and response to enhance emergency planning across in preparation for and in response to natural hazards such as floods and landslides, and adverse weather.

The centre will work in collaboration with rexperts at the Met Office, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and the British Geological Survey to improve forecasting of natural hazards.

It is hoped that the new multi-disciplinary centre will be a major step forward in national planning for resilience to natural hazards.