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Second Generation Locator for Urban Search and Rescue Operations

Objective

The Second Generation Locator for Urban Search and Rescue Operations (SGL for USaR) is mission oriented towards solving critical problems following large scale structural collapses in urban locations. The devotion, courage and expertise of rescuers need to be matched by procedures and technology that will enable safe and effective responses. This Integrated Project will combine chemical and physical sensors integration with the development of an open ICT platform for addressing mobility and time-critical requirements of USaR Operations. The project will also focus on medical issues and on the relevant ethical dilemmas. SGL for USaR has marshaled a pan-European interdisciplinary project team to produce a well-balanced consortium of 21 partners including rescue teams, researchers and SMEs along with the support of 15 LOIs. The project is formed by eight sub-projects (work packages) running in parallel. These WPs address the development of simulation environments; the development and validation of portable devices for location operations; the development and validation of smart sensors environment for monitoring the situation under the ruins; the management of medical information, including privacy and bioethics; and finally the development of an ICT platform that will integrate all the previous data, ensure interoperability and control the flow of the information from the field to the operational center. SGL for USaR will deliver methods and guidelines, as well as, tangible prototypes: a stand-alone FIRST responder device that integrates five different location methods (five in one); a networked rapid casualty location system (REDS) equipped with wireless sensor probes; an advanced environmental simulator for training and testing search and rescue units, including canine teams; and a prototype mobile operational command and control platform. These solutions can be also applied in security applications and thus they can create additional commercial opportunities.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/medical ethics
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/ethics/ethical principles

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 618 119,74
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)

Participants (21)

BAY ZOLTAN ALKALMAZOTT KUTATASI KOZALAPITVANY

Participation ended

Hungary
Address
Fehervari Ut 130
1116 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Norbert Babcsán (Dr.)
Service Départemental d'Incendie et de Secours du Vaucluse
France
EU contribution
€ 53 520
Address
Esplanade De L' Armée D'afrique 10
84019 Avignon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruno Terrasse (Mr.)
DEPARTAMENT D'AGRICULTURA, RAMADERIA, PESCA I ALIMENTACIO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 58 440
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 612-614
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Macho Perez (Ms.)
FAENZI s.r.l.

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 260 916,89
Address
Via Birmania 113
58100 Grosseto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrico Faenzi (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 738 205,50
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aki Mäyrä
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR ANALYTISCHE WISSENSCHAFTEN-ISAS-EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 396 215
Address
Bunsen Kirchhoff Strasse 11
44139 Dortmund
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jasmin Gleissner (Ms.)
ECOMED bvba
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 83 600
Address
Huart-hamoirlaan 68
1030 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Geert Seynaeve (Dr.)
ENVIRONICS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 80 480
Address
Sammonkatu 12
50130 Mikkeli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Osmo Anttalainen (Mr.)
OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 308 840
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anton Amann (Prof.)
ENTENTE POUR LA FORÊT MÉDITERRANÉENNE
France
EU contribution
€ 215 980
Address
Centre Francis Arrighi, Domaine De Valabre
13120 Gardanne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claude Picard (Mr.)
ANONYMOS ETAIREIA ANTIPROSOPEION EMPORIOU KAI VIOMICHANIAS

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 345 737,96
Address
Syngrou Avenue 44
117 42 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miltiades Anastasiades (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 231 300
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Detlef Niehage (Mr.)
TEMAI Ingenieros S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 175 275
Address
C/ Rivas - Oficinas 10
28820 Coslada - Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis Francisco Bussion Fernandez (Mr.)
G.A.S. GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANALYTISCHESENSORSYSTEME M.B.H.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 114 450
Address
Otto Hahn Strasse 15
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Wortelmann (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 74 850
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo Leon (Dr.)
SAVOX COMMUNICATIONS LTD
Finland
EU contribution
€ 128 955
Address
Vitikka 4A
02630 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tomi Kankainen (Mr.)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 78 560
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Efi Kafentzi (Ms.)
MARKES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 55 707,33
Address
Cae Rosser Isaf, Glynogwr
CF35 6EL Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alun Cole (Mr.)
BAY ZOLTAN ALKALMAZOTT KUTATASI KOZHASZNU NONPROFIT KFT.
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 59 400
Address
Kondorfa Utca 1
1116 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Enikõ Lõkösné Berencsi (Mrs.)
Critical Links SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 336 225,91
Address
Parque Industrial De Taveiro Lt. 48
3045 504 Coimbra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro Murtinho (Mr.)
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 444 247,67
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Raymond William Kent (Dr.)