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Sensor and computing Infrastructure for environmental risks

Objective

The SCIER project will design, develop, and demonstrate an integrated system of sensors, networking and computing infrastructure for detecting, monitoring, predicting and assisting in the crisis management of natural hazards or accidents at the "urban-rural-interface" (URI), i.e., in areas where forests and rural lands interface with homes, other buildings and infrastructures. The overall goal of the SCIER system is to make the much neglected URI zone safer for the European citizens against any type of natural hazards or accidents.

To achieve its ambitious objective, SCIER pushes the state of the art and combines several technologies:
1) self-organizing, self-healing re-configurable sensor networks for the detection and monitoring of disastrous natural hazards,
2) advanced sensor data fusion and management schemes capable of deducing the required information needed for accurately monitoring the dynamics of multiple interrelated evolving hazardous phenomena (multi-risk),
3) environmental risk models for predicting the evolution of hazardous phenomena using a robust GRID computing infrastructure.

The proposed system promotes public-private sector cooperation: indeed, SCIER involves the private sector (e.g., house/land owner, security company) as an "active player" in the URI zone protection and the monitoring of hazardous events. A prototype system integrates state-of-the-art sensors (e.g., vision sensors, wireless sensor networks with low energy requirements) with the communications and computing infrastructure. The SCIER system will be demonstrated and evaluated in four European regions (Greece, France, Czech Republic and Portugal). Such sites have suffered in the past from forest fires and/or floods.

The project mobilizes partners from research institutes, academia, public authorities and SMEs and service providers from (7) EU countries which combine specialized skills with complementary expertise to fully cover the project requirements.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

EPSILON INTERNATIONAL S.A.
Address
27 Monemvassias Street
15125 Marousi, Athens
Greece

Participants (9)

ASSOCIACAO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DA AERODINAMICA INDUSTRIAL
Portugal
Address
Rue Pedro Hispano 12
3030 289 Coimbra
CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
Address
Rue Jaquet-droz 1
2007 Neuchatel
DHI HYDROINFORM A.S.
Czechia
Address
Na Vrsich 5
10000 Praha 10
ENTENTE INTERDEPARTEMENTALE EN VUE DE LA PROTECTION DE LA FORET ET DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT CONTRE L'INCENDIE
France
Address
Domaine De Valabre Rd7
13120 Gardanne
ETHNIKO IDRYMA AGROTIKIS EREUNAS
Greece
Address
19 Egialias And Chalepa Street
151 25 Paradissos Naroussi Athina
G4S SECURITY SERVICES (UK) LIMITED*
United Kingdom
Address
Carshalton Road 15
SM1 4LD Sutton
GREEK RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY NETWORK S.A.
Greece
Address
Mesogeion Av. 56
11527 Athens
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
TECNOMA SA
Spain
Address
Calle Gomera 9
28700 Madrid