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Emergency Support System

Objective

The Emergency Support System (ESS) is a suite of real-time data-centric technologies which will provide actionable information to crisis managers during abnormal events. This information will enable improved control and management, resulting in real time synchronization between forces on the ground (police, rescue, firefighters) and out-of-theater command and control centers (C&C). The approach guiding the ESS project is based on the fusion of variable forms of field-derived data within a central system which will then provide information analysis and decision support applications at designated C&C locations. To do this, ESS will achieve the following objectives: i) Improvement of front end data collection technologies (radioactivity, bio-chemical, audio-video, etc.) installed both on portable and fixed platforms, providing a flexible yet comprehensive coverage of the affected area; ii) this data will then be fused and analyzed to provide real-time decision support; iii) ESS will make these resources readily available to commanders through the use of easily accessible web-portals. Thus, ESS will minimize the uncertainty that characterizes crisis events, thereby limiting their scope. The ESS will then be field tested at three different scenarios, including a stadium evacuation, a forest fire and toxic waste dump accidents. The ESS consortium consists of 19 partners that will bring together a wide spectrum of European SME’s, industrial and academic partners from a variety of fields, ranging from sensor design and electronic communications to civil protection. The resulting cooperation will help provide an added measure of security to European citizens. Crisis situations are characterized by partial information according to which commanders need to make life and death decisions. By helping decision makers make decisions based on better and more complete data, ESS will help limit the scope of crises, ultimately saving precious lives.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

VERINT SYSTEMS Ltd
Address
Maskit Street 33
46733 Herzelia
Israel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 260 573,79
Administrative Contact
Gideon Hazzani (Mr.)

Participants (20)

WIND TELECOMUNICAZIONI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 231 292,04
Address
Via Viola Cesare Giulio 48
00148 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Riccardo Mazza (Dr.)
INTERNATIONAL GEOSPATIAL SERVICES INSTITUTE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 823 554,60
Address
Werner Heisenberg Strasse 73
26723 Emden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Klopfer (Mr.)
INTERGRAPH CS SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 452 295
Address
Argentinska 38/286
170 00 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Travnicek (Mr.)
GRUPO MECANICA DEL VUELO SISTEMAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 801 810,52
Address
Calle Isaac Newton 11 Parque Tecnologico De Madrid
28760 Tres Cantos Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Martiniez Cendejas (Mr.)
CS GROUP-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 67 718
Address
Avenue Galilee 22
92350 Le Plessis Robinson
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monique Geyres (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 701 762,40
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nadine Muller (Ms.)
ITIS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 215 853
Address
Stamford New Road Station House
WA14 1EP Altrincham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jonathan Burr (Mr.)
ALGOSYSTEMS ANONIMI TECHNIKI EMPORIKI ETAIRIA PLIROFORIKIS AUTOMATISMON KAI METROLOGIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 412 087,50
Address
Leoforos Syggrou 206
17672 Kallithea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
George Eftichidis (Mr.)
ALCATEL-LUCENT ITALIA S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 395 464,25
Address
Piazzale Biancamano 8
20124 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Cimmino (Dr.)
APD Communications Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 488 099,70
Address
Shenley Pavilions 16
MK5 6LB Milton Keynes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Worrell (Mr.)
ANONYMOS ETAIREIA ANTIPROSOPEION EMPORIOU KAI VIOMICHANIAS

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 341 426,51
Address
Syngrou Avenue 44
117 42 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miltiades Anastasiades (Mr.)
FAENZI s.r.l.

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 166 141,79
Address
Via Birmania 113
58100 Grosseto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrico Faenzi (Mr.)
KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 214 369,60
Address
P Kanellopoulou 4 St
10177 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leventakis George (Mr.)
IMEGO AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 619 100,25
Address
Arvid Hedvalls Backe 4
40014 Gothenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cristina Rusu (Prof.)
MAGEN DAVID ADOM IN ISRAEL
Israel
EU contribution
€ 200 340,75
Address
Yigal Alon 60
67062 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chaim Rafalowski (Mr.)
ERNST & YOUNG (ISRAEL) LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 231 747,50
Address
Aminadav Street 3
67067 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Duifhuizen (Mr.)
AERONAUTICS DEFENSE SYSTEMS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 647 036
Address
Nachal Snir Str. 10
81101 Yavne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Haim Nissim (Mr.)
DIGINEXT
France
EU contribution
€ 393 200
Address
370 Rue Rene Descartes Les Hauts De La Duranne Immeubles A Et B
13857 Aix En Provence
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jérôme Duchon (Mr.)
ENTENTE POUR LA FORÊT MÉDITERRANÉENNE
France
EU contribution
€ 349 336,80
Address
Centre Francis Arrighi, Domaine De Valabre
13120 Gardanne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Robert Bardo
RISE ACREO AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 128 916
Address
Box 1070
164 25 Kista
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Cristina Rusu