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BRIDGE: Bridging resources and agencies in large-scale emergency management

Objective

The goal of BRIDGE is to increase safety of citizens by developing technical and organisational solutions that significantly improve crisis and emergency management. The key to this is to ensure interoperability, harmonization and cooperation among stakeholders on the technical and organisational level.

Therefor BRIDGE delivers:
- Resilient ad-hoc network infrastructures, focussing on the requirements evolving from emergency scenarios
- Generic, extensible middleware to support integration of data sources, networks, and systems
- Context management system to foster interoperability of data, providing meaningful, reliable information

Technical interoperability is crucial for improving multi-agency collaboration and continuous training, but its full potential can only unfold, if technology can be integrated and sustained into agency workflows and communication processes. On the level of organisational harmonisation, BRIDGE will provide:
- Methods and tools that support run-time intra- and inter-agency collaboration
- Model-based automated support system combined with scenario-based training
- Agent-based dynamic workflow composition and communication support system

Making available an increasing amount of data for crisis response systems has to be accompanied with developing intelligent human-computer interaction models to make these data usable. BRIDGE will contribute to this by developing:
- Adaptive, multi-modal user interfaces
- Novel stationary and mobile interaction techniques
- Approaches on how to raise awareness through visualization of ad-hoc networks

BRIDGE is committed to an iterative user-centred approach incorporating and validating user and domain requirements.

The consortium consists of a well-balanced mix of cross-disciplinary academics, technology developers, domain experts and end-user representatives. Furthermore, the establishment of a User Advisory Board will guarantee active end-user involvement during the whole project

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2010-1
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Coordinator

STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dag Ausen (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 3 157 677

Participants (14)

ALMENDE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 815 300
Address
Stationsplein 45 Unit A1.205-207
3013 AK Rotterdam

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Geert Van Hall (Dr.)
CNET SVENSKA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 812 615,25
Address
Svardvagen 3a
182 33 Danderyd

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Rosengren (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 582 336
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sabine Mayer (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 579 300
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrew Wilkinson (Mr.)
EON REALITY NORWAY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 761 854
Address
Hamarvegen 112
2411 Elverum

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Morten Wenstad (Mr.)
SAAB Training Systems
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 77 440
Address
Stensholmsvägen 20
SE-561 85 Huskvarna

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johan ölander (Mr.)
THALES NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 566 653,50
Address
Zuidelijke Havenweg 40
7554 RR Hengelo Ov

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cornelis Nieuwenhuis (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 625 800
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 65-67
9020 Klagenfurt

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hermann Hellwagner (Prof.)
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 1 174 750
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Friedrich Steinhäusler (Prof.)
VSH HAGERBACH TEST GALLERY LTD
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 126 300
Address
Polistrasse 1 Hagerbach
8890 Flums

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Wietek (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 490 351
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frances Mary Brazier (Prof.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 408 000
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Wahlgren (Prof.)
HELSE STAVANGER HF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 612 466
Address
Gerd Ragna Bloch Thorsens Gate 8
4011 Stavanger

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Other
Administrative Contact
Terje Olav Oen (Mr.)
SAAB AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 192 301
Address
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581 88 Linkoping

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Carlsson (Mr.)