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Lower the impact of aggravating factors in crisis situations thanks to adaptative foresight and decision-support tools

Objective

SnowBall is a €5M STREP R&D proposal of 36 months. Its overall objective is to increase preparedness and response capacities of decision-makers, emergency planners and first responders in respect to amplifying hazards in large disasters.

SnowBall consists in a deep analysis of cascading effects and development of methods to anticipate them; and in a Decision Support System able to display current crisis monitoring and results of simulated decisions integrating cascading effects, thanks to a data collection system, an Events Log Database, Simulators and a Dashboard. SnowBall innovates in its modular approach to crises, its modelling techniques, its agent-supported coupled grid simulations, its generic Events Log Database and tools to follow public behaviour (Emergency Alert, social networks, mobile application).

SnowBall encompasses 8 work packages: 1- Management; 2- Technical supervision; 3- Cascading effects methodology; 4- Event log database; 5- Simulation tool; 6- Crisis Management dashboard; 7– Experimentation; 8- Dissemination and Exploitation.

SnowBall comprises 11 partners from 8 countries covering the full competence scope required: 2 industrials (Gedicom - Emergency Alert System; Cofely INEO - Events log database), 2 Research Institutes and 3 Universities focussed on different segments of risks assessment: LUPT-PLINIVS (natural hazards); Fraunhofer EMI (critical infrastructure socio-technical simulation); EMAUG (human behaviour); UCL (public health) and ISMB (cloud, data process, mobile services), 3 end-users (Polish Fire School; Ministry of Interior of Finland represented by ESC; and Hungarian Red Cross) and 1 consultancy (EP).

The main expected impacts of SnowBall are a substantial scientific contribution, a fosterer of capacity to face complex crisis situations by better predicting cascading effects and integrating population behaviour in simulations, a contribution to the security of EU citizens; and a commercially viable project contributing to EU competitiveness.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/natural disaster
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

STE GENERALE DE DISTRIBUTION ET DE COMMUNICATION - GE DI COM
Address
Avenue Joseph Cugnot 9
94420 Le Plessis Trevise
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 627 181,60
Administrative Contact
Jean-Pierre Bidau (Mr.)

Participants (11)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 858 067,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 518 000
Address
Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Terzo Olivier (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 534 486
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giulio Zuccaro (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET GREIFSWALD
Germany
EU contribution
€ 328 196,60
Address
Domstrasse 11
17489 Greifswald
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Schmidt (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 258 900
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Debarati Guha (Prof.)
INEO ENERGY AND SYSTEMS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 200
Address
23 Rue General Valerie Andre
78140 Velizy Villacoublay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Denis (Mr.)
THE MAIN SCHOOL OF FIRE SERVICE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 52 400
Address
Slowackiego 52/54
01-629 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Barbara Szykuła Piec (Mrs.)
PELASTUSOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 76 294
Address
Hulkontie 83
70821 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kari Junttila (Mr.)
EVROPROJECT OOD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 186 240
Address
Ulica Graf Ignatiev 1 Fl 1 Ap 3
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Ponsar (Mr.)
MAGYAR VOROSKERESZT TARSADALMI SZERVEZET
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 50 200
Address
Arany Janos Utca 31
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Krisztina Ferenczy (Ms.)
INEO DIGITAL
France
EU contribution
€ 391 297
Address
15 Impasse Dumur
92110 Clichy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Louis Jallet (Mr.)