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Online and Mobile Communications for Crisis Response and Search and Rescue

Objective

The iSAR+ Project aims to research and develop guidelines and an associated platform that, in emergencies or crises, enables citizens using new mobile and online technologies to actively participate in the response effort, through the bi-directional provision, dissemination, sharing and retrieval of information essential for critical PPDR intervention, in search and rescue, law enforcement and medical assistance.
Empowered by new communication media, such as mobile phones with cameras and internet-based applications connecting to social media platforms, citizens are the in situ first sensors, but their added-value involvement in crisis response efforts is often disregarded by PPDRs, as they struggle to timely develop an adequate situational awareness. iSAR+ innovates the approach to the dynamics between citizens and PPDRs in crises, allowing (i) the leverage of PPDRs’ levels of shared awareness and performance, benefiting from citizens’ published information, (ii) the exploitation of mobile platforms’ ubiquity to search, locate and effectively communicate with citizens and (iii) the redirection of citizens’ large energy and information flow into PPDRs platforms.
Joining large companies, SMEs, Universities, RTOs and a wide community of end-users and experts from Europe, Chile and the US, the iSAR+ Consortium is one of the Project’s strengths, for it is a multi-disciplinary and complementary collective, with solid competences and experience developing R&D projects. Its ambitious goal is to create guidelines and a platform that, respecting the organizational culture of crisis response and EU legislation and concerns on privacy, considers the related organisational, human, technological, legal and ethical dimensions to enable a gradual evolution towards the full implementation of iSAR+ services, an efficient and effective solution to articulate the involvement of new media users in the effort to ensure citizens’ security in SAR and crisis situations.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /social sciences/law
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

TEKEVER TECNOLOGIAS DE INFORMACAO SA
Address
Rua Das Minas 2 Zona Industrial Estrada Da Foz De
2500-750 Caldas Da Rainha
Portugal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 671 627,49
Administrative Contact
Pedro Sinogas (Mr.)

Participants (18)

North Yorkshire Police Authority

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Newby Wiske
DL7 9HA Northallerton
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Nott (Mr.)
BRIDGE 129 SPA SAFETY AND SECURITY
Italy
Address
Via Gramsci 86/A
42100 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Caterina Severi (Ms.)
CENTRE FOR SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND CITIZENSHIP

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 9 767,51
Address
Via Paolucci De Calboli 5
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emilio Mordini (Dr.)
DEVERYWARE
France
EU contribution
€ 285 706
Address
Rue Taitbout 43/45
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alain Soulier (Mr.)
PELASTUSOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 166 520
Address
Hulkontie 83
70821 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Esko Kaukonen (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET GREIFSWALD
Germany
EU contribution
€ 429 360
Address
Domstrasse 11
17489 Greifswald
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Schmidt (Prof.)
ITTI SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 306 600
Address
Rubiez 46
61 612 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lidia Samp (Mrs.)
HELSE BERGEN HF*HAUKELAND UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Norway
EU contribution
€ 109 001,40
Address
Jonas Lies Vei 65
5021 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Reksten (Ms.)
KUOPION KAUPUNKI
Finland
EU contribution
€ 26 285,75
Address
Tulliportinkatu 31
70110 Kuopio
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jukka Koponen (Mr.)
POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR NORTH YORKSHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 139 440
Address
Newby Wiske Hall Police Headquarters
DL7 9HA Northallerton
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Nott (Mr.)
POLE PILOTE DE SECURITE LOCALE - PPSL
France
EU contribution
€ 154 100
Address
Rue Du Theatre 1 Bis
78990 Elancourt
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Emmanuelle Villot (Mrs.)
POLIISIAMMATTIKORKEAKOULU
Finland
EU contribution
€ 78 120
Address
Vaajakatu 2
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vesa Muttilainen (Dr.)
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
€ 444 480
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 383 046,50
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Raynaud (Dr.)
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 146 160
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jaana Backman (Mrs.)
ZANASI ALESSANDRO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 174 960
Address
Via G B Amici 29
41100 Modena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Zanasi (Prof.)
Area7 srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 210 912
Address
Via Antonio Gramsci 86A
42124 Reggio Emilia Re
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Artioli (Mr.)
MINISTERIO DA ADMINISTRACAO INTERNA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 103 405
Address
Rua Capelo 11
1249-110 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sérgio Manuel Vaz Barata (Mr.)