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IT Support for Emergency Management

Objective

The aim of the project was to develop an integrated information system capable of supporting complex, dynamic, distributed decision making in the management of emergencies.
The components of such a system are, by and large, already available in the form of database systems, interface systems, electronic message systems, simulation models, and communications technology. A suitable system architecture for the integration of a selection of these technologies is, however, not available and neither are software tools for application generation and for the support of a system throughout its life cycle.

The aim of the Project was to develop an integrated information system capable of supporting the complex, dynamic, distributed decision making associated with the management of emergencies. The focus was the definition of a system architecture and the development of an application generator and tools to support the complete system life cycle.

The support of emergency management was chosen as a specific application area in order to target the project properly. The area selected involved the on site and off site management of emergencies that may arise in 2 particular industries, nuclear power generation and chemical products (which may be hazardous when accidentally released). The integrated information system is designed so that, when implemented, it can serve as a dedicated support for decision makers who manage rare but potentially severe events in these 2 industries.

Concrete project outcomes included the design, implementation, testing and evaluation of 2 demonstration system and the demonstration of the operation and maintenance of the decision support system. As the systems which constitute the areas of focus for the project are expected to have long life cycles, system support and maintenance will be important. They will thus provide a rich testing ground for system management tools.
A further outcome from the project was the development of guidelines and strategies for the proper results (architectures and software tools embedded in the application generator) in a variety of industrial sectors.

Coordinator

RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Address
, 49
4000 Roskilde
Denmark

Participants (13)

CREON APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
Belgium
Address
Atealaan, 1
2200 Herentals
DANSK INTERNATIONALT MILJOCENTER
Denmark
Address
Lindholmvej, 3
5800 Nyborg
Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e l'Ambiente (ENEA)
Italy
Address
Via Anguillarese 301
00100 Roma
Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit mbH
Germany
Address
Forschungsgelände
85748 Garching Bei München
INSPECCION Y GARANTIA DE CALIDAD
Spain
Address
Avda. De Europa, 26
28224 Madrid
JUTLAND TELEPHONE (JTAS)
Denmark
Address
Sletvej, 30
8310 Aarhus-tranbjerg J
ORGA F A MEYER
Germany
Address
Kurt-schumacher-straße 241
26389 Wilhelmshaven
SCAITECH A/S
Denmark
Address
Havegaerdet 1
2800 Lyngby
STUDSVIK NUCLEAR
Sweden
Address

61182 Nykoping
TECNATOM SA
Spain
Address
Km. 19, C.n.i Madrid-irun
28709 Madrid
TECNICAS REUNIDAS SA
Spain
Address
Arapiles 14, Apartado 10241
28015 Madrid
Technical Research Center of Finland
Finland
Address
Otakaari 7 B
02150 Espoo
Uitesa
Spain
Address
C/ Serrano 41/3E
28001 Madrid