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Foresight Tools for Responding to cascading effects in a crisis

Objective

FORTRESS will identify and understand cascading effects by using evidence-based information from a range of previous crisis situations, as well as an in-depth analysis of systems and their mutual interconnectivity and (inter-)dependency. FORTRESS will seek to intervene in current crisis response practices by bridging the gap between the over-reliance on unstructured information collection on one side and a lack of attention to structural, communication and management elements of cross-border and cascading crisis situations on the other. It will use state of the art information collection and modelling tools to assist stakeholders in evaluating what information is significant, relevant and of greater priority so that they can adjust their actions accordingly. It will do so by using evidence-based information from historical crisis case studies (WPs 2 and 3), as well as comprehensive analysis of the different relationships between systems (WP 4), and systems and sensitivity information from current crisis management contexts and practices in four system simulations (WP 5). This will enable FORTRESS to build a collaborative and accesible, modelling platform for cascading and cross-border effects in a range of crisis situations (WP 6). This will feed into the development of the FORTRESS Incident Evolution Tool (FIET) in WP7; a user-friendly tool with cross-border capabilities that can be used in a cascading crisis. FIET can be used as a foresight tool to assist decision-makers in understanding the potential effects of their decisions in training environments. FIET is also a decision support tool that is user-friendly enough to be employed during a crisis to assist real-time decision making. FIET will be subject to rigorous testing in the field to evaluate its effectiveness, and the project will ensure its user-friendliness by undertaking extensive training with decision-makers to optimise the look and feel of the system (WP 8).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 611 125
Administrative Contact
Silke Hönert (Mrs.)

Participants (16)

NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT FYSIEKE VEILIGHEID

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Kemperbergerweg 783
6816 RW Arnhem
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cornelis Huijben (Mr.)
TRILATERAL RESEARCH & CONSULTING LLP

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Hammersmith Road 72 Crown House
W14 8TH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Wright (Mr.)
TRILATERAL RESEARCH LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 434 600
Address
One Knightsbridge Green Office 5.12, 5Th Floor
SW1X 7QA London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Wright (Mr.)
TREELOGIC TELEMATICA Y LOGICA RACIONAL PARA LA EMPRESA EUROPEA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 242 850
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Asturias
33428 Llanera Asturias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Olmo (Mr.)
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 420 490,50
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carole Duval (Mrs.)
DIALOGIK GEMEINNUETZIGE GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND KOOPERATIONSFORSCHUNG mbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 203 472
Address
Lerchenstraße 22
70176 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Agnes Lampke (Ms.)
IRKS RESEARCH GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 71 870,36
Address
Museumstrasse 5
1070 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Reinhard Kreissl (Dr.)
RITCHEY CONSULTING AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 161 708,40
Address
Tideliusgatan 42
118 69 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Ritchey (Dr.)
University College London
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 186 240
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giles Machell (Mr.)
SITI - ISTITUTO SUPERIORE SUI SISTEMI TERRITORIALI PER L'INNOVAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 221 800
Address
Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniela Mondini (Dr.)
GRUPO MECANICA DEL VUELO SISTEMAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 350 656,50
Address
Calle Isaac Newton 11 Parque Tecnologico De Madrid
28760 Tres Cantos Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Ignacio Herrero Zarzosa (Mr.)
VEILIGHEIDSREGIO KENNEMERLAND

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 36 970
Address
Zijlweg 200
2000 GM Haarlem
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rob Peters (Mr.)
SERVICE DEPARTEMENTAL D'INCENDIE ET DE SECOURS DES ALPES DE HAUTE PROVENCE
France
EU contribution
€ 43 335
Address
Avenue Henri Jaubert 95
04990 Digne Les Bains
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Corine Brun
BERLINER WASSERBETRIEBE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 400
Address
Neue Judenstrasse 1
10179 Berlin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jens Feddern (Mr.)
INSTITUUT FYSIEKE VEILIGHEID
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 246 230
Address
Kemperbergerweg 783
6801 HA Arnhem
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cornelis Huijben (Mr.)
VIENNA CENTRE FOR SOCIETAL SECURITY - VICESSE, WIENER ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTLICHE SICHERHEITSFORSCHUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 118 917,94
Address
Paulanergasse 4/8
1040 Vienna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Reinhard Kreissl (Dr.)