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Open architecture and spatial data infrastructure for risk management

Objective

Risk Management activities involve a range of different organisations at various administrative levels with their own systems and services. However, the sharing of relevant information that is required for dealing with risks is often limited to a raw data exchange with all the syntactical and semantical conversion problems. Thus, true efficiency, in most cases, is hindered by administrative and legal boundaries as well as a lack of interoperability on the technical side. Furthermore, the application of numerous and different policies, procedures, data standards and systems, results in co-ordination problems with respect to data analysis, information delivery and resource management, all critical elements of Risk Management.

The aim of ORCHESTRA is to improve the efficiency in dealing with risks by developing an open service architecture for risk management that is based on de-facto and de-jure standards. Emerging specifications out of the INSPIRE and GMES activities will be incorporated. Software adhering to the ORCHESTRA architecture will be able to interoperate, to a certain extent even at a semantic level, and organisations will be able to cooperate much more efficiently as it is currently possible.

More specifically the goals of ORCHESTRA are:
- To design an open service-oriented architecture for risk management
- To develop the software infrastructure for enabling risk management services
- To deliver an infrastructure integrating spatial and non-spatial services for risk management
- To validate the ORCHESTRA results in a multi-risk scenario
- To provide software standards for risk management applications

Two types of users will benefit from the ORCHESTRA solutions:
1. System-users: Providers of data and application services that are used for risk management
2. End-users: Civil protection agencies and private companies involved in risk management.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

ATOS ORIGIN SOCIEDAD ANONIMA ESPANOLA
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Spain

Participants (13)

AUSTRIAN RESEARCH CENTERS GMBH - ARC
Austria
Address
Donau-city-strasse 1
Wien
BMT CORDAH LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Investment House 6 Union Row
AB10 1DQ Aberdeen
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
Address
39-43 Quai Andre Citroen Tour Mirabeau
75015 Paris
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
ELSAG DATAMAT S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Puccini Giacomo 2
16154 Genova
EUROPEAN COMMISSION - JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
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1049 Brussels
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
HOCHSCHULE FUER TECHNIK UND WIRTSCHAFT DES SAARLANDES
Germany
Address
Goebenstrasse 40
66117 Saarbruecken
INTECS S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Viale Poggio Fiorito, 61
00144 Roma
L'ALLIANCE DES INTERETS MARITIMES REGIONAUX EN EUROPE
Belgium
Address
Rue Du Commerce 20-22
1000 Bruxelles
OPEN GEOSPATIAL CONSORTIUM (EUROPE) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
8 Coldbath Square
London
ORDNANCE SURVEY
United Kingdom
Address
Romsey Road
SO16 4GU Southampton
T.Y.P.S.A.-TECNICA Y PROYECTOS S.A.
Spain
Address
Plaza Del Liceo 3
28043 Madrid