The Institute for Disaster Studies (IDS) brings together state and national experts
in natural, technological and man-made hazards to:
• Conduct, facilitate and disseminate research on planning for preparation, response,
management, recovery and mitigation from disasters;
• Provide education and training on all aspects of emergency management; and
• Advise and assist local, state and federal response, recovery and mitigation teams
following a disaster.
As a dynamic catalyst for change and innovation, the Institute keeps North Carolina at
the leading edge of disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
Read our report about the formation of the Institute