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OASIS

Project ID: 004677
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OASIS : Open Advanced System for dIsaster and emergency management

From 2004-09-01 to 2008-12-31, closed project | OASIS Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 19 378 058

EU contribution:

EUR 10 500 000

Coordinated in:

France

Call for proposal:

FP6-2003-IST-2See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

IP - Integrated Project

Description

Seamless response to cross-border emergency situations

If a major natural disaster were to strike several European countries simultaneously, coordinating emergency relief efforts across borders could be a nightmare.

But, in the not too distant future, local, regional and Europe-wide cooperation between civil protection organisations and emergency services should be well organised and relatively seamless, thanks to an ongoing EU research project.

At the moment, language and widely differing technologies are barriers to a harmonised approach. This is not just a cross-border problem, but also a regional and inter-service one within countries.

Language and technology barriers

Project OASIS, which runs until December 2008, was set up to make it a lot easier for the different units involved in an emergency call-out to communicate clearly with each other, despite any language barriers and different methods of operation.

That such coordination could be done on a pan-European basis had already been proved by the co-operation that exists between NATO countries on military matters. Military units from different countries are currently able to communicate and work together at short notice.

The OASIS project involves 14 partners from ten countries, ensuring the latest know-how on emergency management from industrial, civil, user and academia perspectives.

Easy exchange of information

From the outset, OASIS has been working to develop an IT framework that allows the different respondents to an emergency, from wherever and whoever they are, to exchange information.

First, the partners had to identify – and in some instances develop from scratch – the key components to form the basis of a European disaster and emergency management system, and then to test the components and the system.

At the core of the project is what the partners call a ‘standard instrument’. This is a detailed specification for a structured set of data named the Tactical Situation Object (TSO). The TSO describes the emergency, the resources engaged in responding to one, and the tasks in progress in a precise and unambiguous way.

Clarity and accuracy

All the parties responding to the emergency need to be able to feed information into the TSO in real time and to access the latest information as they require it. This ability provides the responders with the clarity and accuracy they need to deal with the situation.

For responders to be able to link into other systems and use the information provided by such systems, researchers had to create an OASIS IT framework. They had to develop common standards and a set of software tools that were independent of language and technology. The design allows others with different languages and technology to use the tools.

The researchers tested the first version of the prototype system in September 2006 by simulating large-scale chemical leaks in the UK and France.

In April 2008, a functional set-up of the OASIS system was demonstrated by civil protection users – police, firefighters, ambulance, and the highway agency – at Cranfield University in the UK.

The project team also scheduled a trial of the system in July 2008, linking OASIS into the Czech Republic’s crisis- management information system. A field trial of a mobile command post was conducted in May 2008 in a remote area of Romania.

On completion, the project researchers will have laid the foundations for a linked-up European emergency response system.

Objective

OASIS is an Integrated Project (IP) focused on Emergency and Disaster Management.
Conducted over 48 months, OASIS aims to define a generic crisis management system to support the response and rescue operations in the case of large scale as well as local emergencies subsequent to any kind of disaster and to facilitate the cooperation between the information systems used by the civil protection organisations.
Taking full advantage of, and leveraging work from, the previous projects (FP5, ESA and National initiatives) in the relevant domains, from the dual-use technologies, and in continuity of the successful developments in the EGERIS project, OASIS will:
1) analyse the users requirements to extract European generic system requirements,
2) specify and design a true generic, interoperable and open system architecture which will allow easy deployment at every level of the action chain (local, regional, national and European). This generic architecture will rely on the integration of mature state-of-the-art technologies.
The project will provide the definition of:
- the system backbone (data bases, common operating environment and fully interoperable message handling system), supported by a reliable and secure communication network,
- the deployable broad-band wireless communication network,
- the command and control functions,
- the decision support software modules.
3) implement these architectural concepts through the development of 2 versions of a pre-operational system (POS1 and POS2), representative of the future European and national target system(s),
4) validate and evaluate POS1 and POS2 with users from different EU countries. The evaluation sessions will be performed in the frame of operational scenarios.

Related information

Coordinator contact

Martine Couturier, (Project Coordinator)
Tel.: +33 1 34637351
Fax: +33 1 34637920
E-mail

Coordinator

AIRBUS DS SAS
France

EU contribution: EUR 2 405 413


BOULEVARD JEAN MOULIN - ZAC DE LA CLEF SAINT PIERRE 1
78990 ELANCOURT
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Martine Couturier
Tel.: +33 1 3463 7351
Fax: +33 1 3463 7920
E-mail

Participants

MEDIUM SOFT A.S.
Czech Republic

EU contribution: EUR 188 645


Cihelni 14
702 00 Ostrava
Czech Republic
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Jiri Netopil
Tel.: +420 596663135
Fax: +420 596663112
E-mail
Ministerstvo vnitra
Czech Republic

EU contribution: EUR 30 000


Nad Stolou 3
170 34 Praha
Czech Republic
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Daniel Miklos
Tel.: 120950819885
Fax: 420950819570
DORNIER GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRAENKTER HAFTUNG
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 0


An der B 30/Immenstaad
88039 Friedrichshafen
Germany
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Christian Willenberg
Tel.: +49 7545 88044
Fax: +49 7545 82443
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 856 996


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Natalia Andrienko
Tel.: +49-2241-142329
Fax: +49-2241-142072
E-mail
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 745 499


WILLY MESSERSCHMITT STRASSE 1
85521 OTTOBRUNN
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Werner Lang
Tel.: +49 89 60728653
Fax: +49 89 60722255
E-mail
EADS SECURE NETWORKS
France

EU contribution: EUR 467 598


Boulevard Jean Moulin, 1 - ZAC de la Clef Saint Pierre
78990 Elancourt
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Stephan Ribot
Tel.: +33-1-3460 8296
Fax: +33-1-3047 6072
E-mail
EADS ASTRIUM SAS
France

EU contribution: EUR 67 397


Avenue des Cosmonautes, 31
31402 Toulouse
France
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Dinh Phuoc VO
Tel.: +33 5 6219 6546
Fax: +33 5 6219 9808
E-mail
ELSAG DATAMAT S.P.A.
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 694 740


Via Puccini Giacomo 2
16154 GENOVA
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Stefano BECO
Tel.: +39 06 50274541
Fax: +39 06 50274330
DATAMAT S.P.A.
Participation ended
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 0


Via Laurentina, 760
00143 Roma
Italy
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Stefano Beco
Tel.: +39 06 50274541
Fax: +39 06 50274330
E-mail
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway

EU contribution: EUR 313 582


STRINDVEIEN 4
7034 TRONDHEIM
Norway
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Ingrid Svagard
Tel.: +47 73 55 04 42
Fax: +47 73 59 43 02
E-mail
THALES NORWAY AS
Norway

EU contribution: EUR 534 784


RISLOKKVEIEN 2
0580 OSLO
Norway
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Bjorn Rossow
Tel.: +47 22 63 84 03
Fax: +47 22 63 79 44
E-mail
EDISOFT-EMPRESA DE SERVICOS E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE SOFTWARE SA
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 386 490


RUA CALVET MAGALHAES 245
2770 153 PACO DE ARCOS
Portugal
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Teresa Cardoso
Tel.: 351212945900
Fax: 351212945999
E-mail
RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia

EU contribution: EUR 340 313


60 LETIA OKTIABRIA 9
117312 Moskva
Russia
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Vasily Velikhov
Tel.: 7 095 135 5258
Fax: 7 495 938 1938
E-mail
SAAB MICROWAVE SYSTEMS AB
Participation ended
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 0


Floejelbergsgatan 2A
431 84 Moelndal
Sweden
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Jan Cardell
Tel.: +46 31 747 1839
Fax: +46 31 747 2738
E-mail
ERICSSON AB
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 616 363


TORSHAMNSGATAN 23
16480 STOCKHOLM
Sweden
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Roger Hulten
Tel.: 4631747445
Fax: 4631876639
IMASS LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 133 434


NORTHUMBRIA HOUSE, REGENT CENTRE, GOSFORTH
NE3 3PX NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Scott Kimberley
Tel.: +441912028466
Fax: +441912130526
E-mail
BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 1 843 086


WARWICK HOUSE FARNBOROUGH AEROSPACE CENTRE
GU146YU FARNBOROUGH
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Alan Cullen
Tel.: +44 1245 242661
Fax: +44 1245 242124
E-mail
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 875 660


RMCS
SN6 8LA Shrivenham
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Keith Weston
Tel.: 44 1793 785225
Fax: 44 1793 785771
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