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Integrating communications for enhanced environmental risk management and citizens safety

Objective

The CHORIST project will propose solutions to increase rapidity and effectiveness of interventions following natural hazards and industrial accidents, in order to enhance citizens' safety and communications between rescue actors.

The main objective is to develop a system made of the following subsystems:
1. A fully integrated, reliable and performing alert chain delivering alerts to authorities with inputs from heterogeneous sensors, disparate agencies and citizens;
2. Heterogeneous communication means (radio, TV, sirens, GSM) to dispatch messages from authorities to as many citizens as possible within the crisis area and with limited delay;
3. Secured, rapidly deployable and interoperable voice and high data-rate telecommunication systems (incl. ad-hoc networks) for in the field risk response teams.

A CHORIST system, addressing the different phases of crisis management (monitoring, preparation and response) will be designed to work with:
- The upstream systems used in the prevention and forecast phases,
- The downstream crisis management systems, i.e. Command and Control systems.
Interoperability with these systems, legacy or future, will be an essential criterion.

The CHORIST project will:
i) Involve users (Civil Protection Authorities, citizens and telecommunication operators) all along the project life, in order get their requirements and their feedback on the ongoing technical developments;
ii) Derive technical requirements from the user inputs, then develop the three subsystems (alert chain subsystem, message dispatch subsystem and rapidly deployable subsystem) and finally integrate them into one CHORIST system;
iii) Set up a demonstration in Spain to validate the proposed concepts and assess performances;
iv) Promote the project to the broader scientific and user community (knowledge dissemination, standardisation, impact assessment and exploitation)

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/telecommunications network
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

EADS SECURE NETWORKS
Address
1 Boulevard Jean Moulin, Zac De La Clef Saint Pierre
78990 Elancourt
France

Participants (16)

ACISION NEDERLAND B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Merweplein 5-13
3432GN Nieuwegein
AVANTI COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
74 Rivington Street
EC2A 3AY London
BAPCO LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Newland House, The Point, Weaver Road
LN6 3QN Lincoln
EADS DEFENCE AND SECURITY SYSTEMS
France
Address
1 Boulevard Jean Moulin - Zac De La Clef Saint Pierre
78990 Elancourt
EADS SECURE NETWORKS OY
Finland
Address
Hiomotie 32
00380 Helsinki
ELSAG DATAMAT S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Puccini Giacomo 2
16154 Genova
EUROPEAN EMERGENCY NUMBER ASSOCIATION ASBL
Belgium
Address
Avenue Louise 262
Bruxelles
INSTITUT EURECOM
France
Address
2229 Route Des Cretes - Sophia Antipolis
06560 Valbonne
JOINT RESEARCH CENTER - EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Address

1049 Brussels
KOMCENTRA SRO
Czechia
Address
Dejvicka 33
16000 Praha 6
STICHTING PLATFORM MOBILE MESSAGING
Netherlands
Address
Van Diemenstraat 94
1013CN Amsterdam
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Address
Stevinweg 1
Delft
TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
Finland
Address
Otakaari 1
02015 Espoo
THALES COMMUNICATIONS S.A.
France
Address
160 Boulevard De Valmy
92700 Colombes
TRADIA TELECOM, S.A.
Spain
Address
Calle Motors 392
08908 Hospitalet De Llobregat
VODAFONE ESPANA S.A.
Spain
Address
Avenida Europa 1, Parque Empresarial La Moraleja
28108 Alcobendas