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Evolution of Emergency Copernicus services

Objective

E2mC aims at demonstrating the technical and operational feasibility of the integration of social media analysis and crowdsourced information within both the Mapping and Early Warning Components of Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS). The Project will develop a prototype of a new EMS Service Component (Copernicus Witness), designed to exploit social media analysis and crowdsourcing capabilities to generate a new Product of the EMS Portfolio.
The purpose of the new Copernicus Witness Service Component is to improve the timeliness and accuracy of geo-spatial information provided to Civil Protection authorities, on a 24/7 basis, during the overall crisis management cycle and, particularly, in the first hours immediately after the event. This will result in an early confirmation of alerts from running Early Warning Systems as well as first rapid impact assessment from the field.
The technological enabler of the Copernicus Witness is the innovative and scalable Social&Crowd (S&C) Platform, developed by E2mC.
Heterogeneous social media data streams (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram,… and different data: text, image, video, …) will be analysed and sparse crowdsourcing communities will be federated (crisis specific as Tomnod, HOT, SBTF and generic as Crowdcrafting, EpiCollect,…).
Two demonstration loops will validate the usefulness of Copernicus Witness and the S&C Platform suitability to allow EC to evaluate possible Copernicus EMS evolution options. E2mC will perform demonstrations within realistic and operational scenarios designed by the Users involved within the Project (Civil Protection Authorities and Humanitarian Aid operators, including their volunteer teams) and by the current Copernicus EMS Operational Service Providers that are part of the E2mC Consortium.
The involvement of social media and crowdsourcing communities will foster the engagement of a large number of people in supporting crisis management; many more citizens will become aware of Copernicus.

Call for proposal

H2020-EO-2016
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Coordinator

E-GEOS SPA
Address
Localita Terlecchie
75100 Matera
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 400 992,50

Participants (11)

PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 114 097,50
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TERRANEA UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 114 742,50
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 120
82269 Geltendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG
France
EU contribution
€ 130 865
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
67081 Strasbourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 170 473,75
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATION EUROPE FORUM AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 200 192,50
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 39
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
SYSTEMES D'INFORMATION A REFERENCE SPATIALE - SIRS
France
EU contribution
€ 58 641,25
Address
27 Rue Du Carrousel Parc De La Cimaise Immeuble 1
59650 Villeneuve D Ascq
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 80 158,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
KAJO SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 77 300
Address
Sladkovicova 228/8
014 01 Bytca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUTONOOM PROVINCIEBEDRIJF CAMPUS VESTA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 102 380
Address
Oostmalsesteenweg 75
2520 Emblem Ranst
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
GAF AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 156,25
Address
Arnulfstrasse 199
80634 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments