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Common Operational Picture Exploitation

Objective

The Common Operational Picture Exploitation (COPE) project will integrate COTS solutions and novel technologies to achieve a step change in information flow both from and to the first responder in order to increase situational awareness across agencies and at all levels of the command chain. A user-driven approach will be taken to develop new technologies for supporting user information requirements at the scene of the event. First responders belong to a heterogeneous group in terms of crisis environments as well as roles, command structure, organisational and national differences. Therefore, the project will apply a wide range of human factors methods to better understand the processes of individual agencies to ensure that new systems both match requirements and can be integrated with legacy processes and technologies. COPE will use the skills and competencies of a strong team of research scientists both from industry and academia, of technology providers and systems integrators supported by end users. The project will develop use cases with end users to build a rich picture of the requirements and moreover the differences in requirements across agencies, organisations and nations. Supported by the end user community, the requirements will be mapped against the technologies developed to offer tailored solutions. The consortium has much experience from crisis management projects and understands the need to enhance information flow between the first responders and higher command structures for better situational awareness. The project will realise and trial mobile technologies to support first responders by giving them: - the ability to share ground truth with the COP -increased cognitive situational awareness to enhance decision making -support for multi-agency co-operation and communication -the ability to localise personnel, to navigate and to generate maps -the capability to monitor safety issues, tasking, as well as post crisis audit

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 885 608
Administrative Contact
Merja Asikainen (Ms.)

Participants (8)

BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 361 993
Address
Warwick House Farnborough Aerospace Centre
GU14 6YU Farnborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jasmine Sheeley (Ms.)
BAE Systems C-ITS
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 320 166
Address
Ostermalmsgatan 87
SE-114 86 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johan Warpe (Mr.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 224 700
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
UTI GRUP SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 173 800
Address
Cernauti Street 27C
022183 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Viorel Petcu (Mr.)
GMVIS SKYSOFT SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 90 462
Address
Av. D.joao Ii Lote 1.17.02, Torre Fernao Magalhaes 7°
1998025 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jorge Madeira (Mr.)
CESS GMBH CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN SECURITY STRATEGIES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 366 400
Address
Grunwalder Strasse 155A
81545 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Beer (Mr.)
Ministry of Administration and Interior

Participation ended

Romania
Address
Piata Revolutiei
010086 Bucharest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucian Motruna (Mr.)
PELASTUSOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 111 920
Address
Hulkontie 83
70821 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hannu Rantanen (Mr.)