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ATHENA

ATHENA

Objective

The ATHENA project brings together major user communities with world leading experts in crisis management and experts and technology developers of mobile and social media use and development. The goal of the ATHENA project is to deliver two major outputs that will enable and encourage users of new media to contribute to the security of citizens in crisis situations and for search and rescue actions:
• First, a set of best practice guidelines for LEAs, police, first responders and citizens for the use of new media, supporting tools and technologies in crisis situations
• Second, a suite of prototype software tools to enhance the ability of LEAs, police, first responders and citizens in their use of mobile and smart devices in crisis situations
This project will explore how the huge popularity of new communication media, particularly web-based social media such as Twitter and Facebook, and the prolific use of high-tech mobile devices, can be harnessed to provide efficient and effective communication and enhanced situational awareness during a crisis.
The ATHENA system is a crisis communication and management system that encourages and enables the public to participate, in an ethical way, in the process of emergency communication to contribute to the security of the citizen in crisis situations and for search and rescue actions. ATHENA makes use of new social media and high tech mobile devices to efficiently and effectively acquire, analyse and disseminate crisis information and intelligence that is appropriate and useful to LEAs/police/first responders and the public.

Coordinator

POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR WEST YORKSHIRE

Address

Laburnum Road
Wf1 3qp Wakefield

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Administrative Contact

Andrew Staniforth (Mr.)

Participants (13)

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West Yorkshire Police Authority

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 755 454,40

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 61 429,60

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 567 000

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 187 000

SAS SOFTWARE LIMITED

United Kingdom

MUNICIPALITY OF LJUBLJANA

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 107 040

THALES NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 315 458

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

United States

FORSVARSHOGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 264 250

EPAM SYSTEMS (NORDIC) AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 138 960

IZMIR BUYUKSEHIR BELEDIYESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 73 400

RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED

Canada

Epidemico Limited

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 161 600

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 313220

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2013

  • End date

    30 November 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 436 605,05

  • EU contribution

    € 2 631 592

Coordinated by:

POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR WEST YORKSHIRE

United Kingdom