ASSISTProject ID: 12317
Alpine Safety, Security And Information Services and Technologies
ASSIST aims at improving the capabilities of risk warning and risk management in the Alpine region by implementing an integrated pre-operational service based on existing precursor services and related infrastructure. Some 30% of the EU territory consist of 30 million inhabitants encompassing numerous mountain ranges or chains, including the Alps, Sierra Nevada, Island of Crete, Pyrenees, Apennines, Sierra da Estrela, Massif Central, upper Tatra, Carpathians, etc. Mountain areas represent over 50% of the territory in Italy, Spain, Greece, Austria, Switzerland and Portugal. ASSIST deals with the characteristics of these mountain areas. The goal is to implement pre-operational services and realise advanced integrated safety and information services for the Alps. The advanced services shall be based on already operational crisis and information and crisis communication systems.The overall objective of the proposed project is to specify, design, implement and validate a generic solution for the production and exchange of data products used for risk prevention and risk event management. The project will focus on risks typical to mountainous areas e.g. avalanches, landslides, debris flows, floods, etc. The backbone of the overall concept are so-called Service Nodes. These nodes are autonomously operated by organisations responsible for risk management. The Service Nodes are capable to request and ingest raw input data (e.g. EO data), process the input data into products suitable for risk prevention/crisis management, distribute the products within the User Network (fixed/mobile regional risk management centres and - if required - to the mobile staff), exchange products with other Service Nodes operated by different organisations (e.g. police, hospitals, air rescue, fire fighters). These Service Nodes will be laid out to support a) day-to-day monitoring and predictions of risk mitigation scenarios b) operation during concrete crisis situations.
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