The Disaster Competence Network Austria (DCNA) is conducting a survey within the framework of the EU-funded network project COVALEX to identify the needs of the hydrometeorological and technological hazards community. COVALEX aims to build a community of experts in risk management and civil protection and brings together scientists, practitioners and policy makers. Interested persons are invited to participate in the survey and to share the link with their networks. The survey will run until 8 June 2023.