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Integrating GMES Emergency Services with satellite navigation and communication for establishing a flood information service

Objective

FLOODIS will provide accurate location based application for portable devices. The proposed solution closes a critical gap for disaster management teams, civil protection, field/emergency response units to better address and mitigate crisis situations arising before, during, and after heavy flooding. The project will provide an open-source, location based smart phone application for the general public to enable the capacity for individuals to take pre-cautionary actions, therefore vastly reducing the likelihood of human and economic loss. The project will also consider rescuers relying on professional terminals and legacy communication channels. FLOODIS will combine Earth Observation and GNSS (GPS, Galileo, EGNOS/EDAS) technologies to deliver alerts and interactive maps on flooding risk/events to users in the geographical area at risk.
A key and innovative capability of the system will be the ability of the user to send back actual information about the situation “on field” to a remote gateway for ingestion and subsequent dissemination to all other users. As such, it will serve to provide up-to-date, local information to disaster management centres, civil protection agencies, emergency response units, as well as affected citizens.
The system will be tested on field in cooperation with some Civil Protection Agencies. The wider scope of the proposed service is to act as a precursor for maximising accessibility of environmental and security related information through location-based dissemination.
In terms of business prospects, the market potential of FLOODIS arises by itself. As the flood risk in Europe increases, several organisations responsible for disaster management make great efforts to improve crisis management by investing in communication and information technologies to reduce floods damages. Being a synoptic and interactive location based information system, FLOODIS is expected to impact on greatly on disaster preparedness and damage/accident reduction.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management/flood risk management
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/satellite navigation system/global navigation satellite system

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI ASSOCIAZIONE
Address
Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 424 304
Administrative Contact
Fabrizio Dominici (Mr)

Participants (6)

GEOVILLE INFORMATIONSSYSTEME UND DATENVERARBEITUNG GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 358 547
Address
Sparkassenplatz 2
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Walli (Dr)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 201 293
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mohammad Taufiq (Mr)
ALPHA CONSULTANTS S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 226 760
Address
Via Cirene 7
20135 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emiliano Spaltro (Mr)
ND CONSULT LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 173 460
Address
Southwark Bridge Road 64
SE1 0AS London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nina Costa (Dr)
TERRANEA UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 43 982
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 120
82269 Geltendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nina Gerhard (Mrs)
EOXPLORE UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 114 799
Address
Stettinerstrasse 7 4/4
79576 Weil Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Conrad Bielski (Dr)