Continuing technical education updates knowledge so that the engineer can face the challenge of technical change. Engineering research always provides spin-off for application in training and distance learning. However, the absence of a suitable nexus between producers and consumers of know-how results in vast areas of expertise remaining unexploited. Timely transmission of research results in digestible form to engineers must be ensured. Information from NATO Project SfP977231 is being processed and disseminated to the technical community in user - friendly formats to increase preparedness against future disasters.