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Foresight Tools for Responding to cascading effects in a crisis

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).

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)

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NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT FYSIEKE VEILIGHEID

Netherlands

TRILATERAL RESEARCH & CONSULTING LLP

United Kingdom

TRILATERAL RESEARCH LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 434 600

TREELOGIC TELEMATICA Y LOGICA RACIONAL PARA LA EMPRESA EUROPEA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 242 850

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 420 490,50

DIALOGIK GEMEINNUETZIGE GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND KOOPERATIONSFORSCHUNG mbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 203 472

IRKS RESEARCH GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 71 870,36

RITCHEY CONSULTING AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 161 708,40

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 186 240

SITI - ISTITUTO SUPERIORE SUI SISTEMI TERRITORIALI PER L'INNOVAZIONE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 221 800

GRUPO MECANICA DEL VUELO SISTEMAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 350 656,50

VEILIGHEIDSREGIO KENNEMERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 36 970

SERVICE DEPARTEMENTAL D'INCENDIE ET DE SECOURS DES ALPES DE HAUTE PROVENCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 43 335

BERLINER WASSERBETRIEBE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 50 400

INSTITUUT FYSIEKE VEILIGHEID

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 246 230

VIENNA CENTRE FOR SOCIETAL SECURITY - VICESSE, WIENER ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTLICHE SICHERHEITSFORSCHUNG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 118 917,94

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 607579

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2014

  • End date

    31 March 2017

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 716 316,60

  • EU contribution

    € 3 400 665,70

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

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