Founded in 2006, DDAT has dedicated itself to its mission to “coordinate emergency preparedness planning, awareness, and disaster mitigation among the agencies, institutions, and repositories that create and manage the cultural heritage of Delaware.”

This website contains information about the organization, a member directory, information on becoming a member, an event calendar, photos of past DDAT events, and selected resources.

Check out the Past Events page to learn more about DDAT's most recent training programs!
Delaware Disaster Assistance Team
P O Box 1645
Dover DE 19903-1645


Claudia F. Leister Fellowship
project proposal applications are now available!! 
for more information, or to apply click here 

Preservation Preparedness Alliance

A partnership between iAEM@UD and DDAT with the goal to support disaster preparedness initiatives impacting public safety and cultural property collection preservation by assisting institutions in developing, reviewing, and/or enhancing their disaster plans.

For more information including how to apply,

Resource of the Month
Check back each month to learn about a different disaster preparedness and recovery resource!

July 2018

Summer in the Mid-Atlantic can be HUMID! That's why we are featuring IPI's Dew Point Calculator as our July Resource of the Month. The Dew Point Calculator is a web-based application, so no download is necessary. In addition, the Dew Point Calculator can be used with any web browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.) on a Macintosh or a PC. To learn more about how the Dew Point Calculator can be applied to environmental monitoring, refer to the following articles, also available on IPI's website:Understanding Dew PointWhy is Dew Point Important for Managing my Environmental Conditions?, and Winter Dryness and Its Effects on Collections.

Training Opportunities

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) and the Foundation for the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) are presenting a series of Response and Recovery webinars.

Registration is open for the first two webinars - Wet Recovery of Taxidermy and Wet Recovery of Books and Paper.

For more information visit:

Free Environmental Monitoring Webinar - Image Permanence Institute

Routine environmental monitoring of collections spaces, coupled with data analysis and environmental management, informs and enhances long-term preservation planning in cultural institutions. To assist institutions starting, or planning to start, an environmental monitoring program, we are offering a free webinar on this topic Tuesday, August 7th. The primary goal for this webinar is to answer common questions associated with starting an environmental monitoring program and we want to hear from you in this regard. Email your questions to Lauren Parish at with the subject line “Webinar Question” by Friday, July 20th.

IPI staff Chris Cameron, Sustainable Preservation Specialist, and Kelly McCauley Krish, Preventive Conservation Specialist, will facilitate the webinar on Tuesday, August 7th from 1-1:30pm EDT.

Register here:

If you are interested in this webinar, you may also be interested in our new product, the Environmental Monitoring Starter Kit.

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