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ATHENA

Objective

The ATHENA project brings together major user communities with world leading experts in crisis management and experts and technology developers of mobile and social media use and development. The goal of the ATHENA project is to deliver two major outputs that will enable and encourage users of new media to contribute to the security of citizens in crisis situations and for search and rescue actions:
• First, a set of best practice guidelines for LEAs, police, first responders and citizens for the use of new media, supporting tools and technologies in crisis situations
• Second, a suite of prototype software tools to enhance the ability of LEAs, police, first responders and citizens in their use of mobile and smart devices in crisis situations
This project will explore how the huge popularity of new communication media, particularly web-based social media such as Twitter and Facebook, and the prolific use of high-tech mobile devices, can be harnessed to provide efficient and effective communication and enhanced situational awareness during a crisis.
The ATHENA system is a crisis communication and management system that encourages and enables the public to participate, in an ethical way, in the process of emergency communication to contribute to the security of the citizen in crisis situations and for search and rescue actions. ATHENA makes use of new social media and high tech mobile devices to efficiently and effectively acquire, analyse and disseminate crisis information and intelligence that is appropriate and useful to LEAs/police/first responders and the public.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR WEST YORKSHIRE
Address
Laburnum Road
WF1 3QP Wakefield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Staniforth (Mr.)

Participants (13)

West Yorkshire Police Authority

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 755 454,40
Address
Laburnum Road
WF1 3QP Wakefield
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Staniforth (Mr.)
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 61 429,60
Address
Route Des Morillons 17
1211 Geneve 19
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Clarissa Azkoul (Ms.)
SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 567 000
Address
Howard Street City Campus
S1 1WB Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yates Simeon (Prof.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 187 000
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
SAS SOFTWARE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Henley Road Wittington House
SL7 2EB Marlow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Gillies (Mr.)
MUNICIPALITY OF LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 107 040
Address
Mestni Trg 1
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Kus (Mr.)
THALES NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 315 458
Address
Zuidelijke Havenweg 40
7554 RR Hengelo Ov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ronald Alexander Van Der Laan (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
United States
Address
North Emmet Street 1001 Office Of Sponsored Programs
22904 4195 Charlottesville
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greg Saathoff (Dr.)
FORSVARSHOGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 264 250
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 37
115 93 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Fornstedt Hellberg (Ms.)
EPAM SYSTEMS (NORDIC) AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 138 960
Address
Box 7315
103 90 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephen Bannister (Mr.)
IZMIR BUYUKSEHIR BELEDIYESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 73 400
Address
Cumhuriyet Bulvari 1 Konak
35251 Izmir
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ismail Seyhan Totuk (Mr.)
RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
Canada
Address
Phillip Street
N2L 3W8 Waterloo Ontario
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elizabeth Kanter (Ms.)
Epidemico Limited
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 161 600
Address
Rbk House
ATHLONE Irishtown
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Brownstein (Dr.)