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Enhancing decision support and management services in extreme weather climate events

Objective

"In every disaster and crisis, incident time is the enemy, and getting accurate information about the scope, extent, and impact of the disaster is critical to creating and orchestrating an effective disaster response and recovery effort. The main goal of beAWARE is to provide support in all the phases of an emergency incident. More specifically, we propose an integrated solution to support forecasting, early warnings, transmission and routing of the emergency data, aggregated analysis of multimodal data and management the coordination between the first responders and the authorities. Our intention is to rely on platforms, theories and methodologies that are already used for disaster forecasting and management and add the elements that are necessary to make them working efficiently and in harm under the same objective. The overall context for beAWARE lies in the domain of situational awareness and command and control (C2). The first phase concerns the forecast of the extreme condition and the relevant preparations. Once a disaster occurs, an initial assessment needs to be conducted as soon as possible to determine the scope, geographical distribution, and scale of the incident. Situational awareness means being able to accurately determine what has happened, what is happening now, and what will come next, all in order to plan and coordinate the most effective response possible with the resources available. This observation phase will lead to an orientation phase suggesting both an individual as well as collective “cognition” orientation to data that is sensed and communicated. Once orientation to the data (or the lack of it) occurs then a decision is made, ultimately resulting is the final step, which is “act”. The crisis management center is always striving or struggling to gain a sense of what is reality to be able to feel that he or she can make a decision that is the ""best possible"" given the circumstances."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management

Call for proposal

H2020-DRS-2015
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 116 934

Participants (9)

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS ISRAEL LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 787 500
Address
Negev Street 2
70199 Airport City
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 570 000
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 890 470
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 305 000
Address
Plaza Ayuntamiento 1
46002 Valencia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ELLINIKI OMADA DIASOSIS SOMATEIO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 318 875
Address
Emm Papa 5
54 248 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 510 000
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
AUTORITA' DI BACINO DISTRETTUALE DELLE ALPI ORIENTALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 442 500
Address
Cannaregio 4314
30121 Venezia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 690 655
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FREDERIKSBORG BRAND OG REDNING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 321 846
Address
Logismose 3
3600 Frederikssund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)