Chapter 9. Ethics in Catastrophes: Extraordinary Decisions


Ana María Aldea Reyes, Marta Burgos González and Susana Izquierdo Funcia
Spanish School of Rescue and Detection with Dogs (ESDP), Madrid, Spain

Part of the book: The Challenges of Disaster Planning, Management, and Resilience


No one is unaware that both natural and man-made hazards are becoming more frequent and their consequences are devastating, not only in terms of economic loss but also in lost lives. In order to respond to these situations the S&R project is working to make the work of the emergency teams easier and more efficient developing an architectural structure will allow to easily will be possibly adopted in the future disaster management systems. The model will also support a unified vision of the EU role and will provide a common framework to assess needs and integrate responses, decisional support features and their monitoring. A fundamental part of European projects are ethical considerations, not only at the level of data protection, but also in the protection of fundamental rights. European research projects take ethical aspects into central consideration. In this extended abstract we have developed the methodology of the Search and Rescue (SnR) project and research made of the Spanish School of Rescue and Detection with Dogs (ESDP) in relation to the ethical aspects of animal welfare.

Keywords: ethics, research, European projects, ethics board




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