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Distant early warning System

Objective

The Distant Early Warning System (DEWS) proposal addresses the present major shortcomings and important societal problems related to early warning systems for tsunamis and other coastal hazards. DEWS will develop an innovative platform and services for the disaster management cycle between GITEWS hazard detection and warning/alarm. DEWS software will include models for tsunami wave spreading, assessment of vulnerabilities/consequences of natural disasters and systems for monitoring and crisis management, including information and decision support.

Early warning distribution architectures will be developed, including systems for prompt local warning of citizens and managing efficiently tsunami hazards and natural disasters in general. The project will provide an important innovative research contribution and improve EU competitiveness in the crisis management area. DEWS will build on existing capacities, cooperate with other EU research and develop a platform and services, allowing for flexible practical implementation to meet different requirements in countries. DEWS will have interoperability with international cooperation mechanisms, including UNESCO-IOC, to ensure relevance and transferability of results to other tsunami-prone areas.

DEWS will develop integrators for sensors and sensor networks, information logistics and dissemination modules, an early warning and warning distribution system, integrators for systems for local warning of the public, information and decision support products and a service bus. Testing will ensure future implementation and exploitation in different parts of the Indian Ocean Region. End-users will be involved in the development and testing to ensure the practical usefulness of the results. The consortium consists of large and small partners from EU MS and INCO countries, combining qualified technological competence and application experience. Exploitation and dissemination of results will be an important task for the project.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

ATOS ORIGIN SOCIEDAD ANONIMA ESPANOLA
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Spain

Participants (18)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
BADAN METEOROLOGI DAN GEOFISIKA
Indonesia
Address
Jl Angkasa 1 No 2, Kemayoran
10720 Jakarta
CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Address
Huay Kaew Road 238
Chiang Mai
CITIZEN ALERT SERVICES B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Scheveningseweg 1
2517KS 'S-gravenhage
DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER PREVENTION AND MITIGATION, MINISTRY OF INTERIOR
Thailand
Address
3/12 U-thong Nok Road, Dusit District
10300 Bangkok
DISASTER MANAGEMENT CENTRE
Sri Lanka
Address
Room 2-222, Bmich, Baudhaloka Mawatha
Colombo 07
ELSAG DATAMAT S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Puccini Giacomo 2
16154 Genova
ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA - S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via San Martino Della Battaglia 56
00185 Roma
GEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM POTSDAM
Germany
Address
Telegrafenberg
14473 Potsdam
INSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BANDUNG BHMN
Indonesia
Address
Jl Tamansari 64
40132 Bandung
INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGICAL AND NUCLEAR SCIENCES LIMITED
New Zealand
Address
1 Fairway Drive, Avalon
5040 Lower Hutt
NATIONAL DISASTER WARNING CENTER
Thailand
Address
Rattanathibet Road Bang Kra Sor Muang
11000 Nonthaburi
NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR EARTH SCIENCE AND DISASTER PREVENTION
Japan
Address
3-1 Tennodai
305-0006 Tsukuba-shi
PRINCE OF SONGKLA UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Address
15 Kanjanawanich Road Hatyai District
90110 Songkhla
SAAB AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
Address
Broderna Ugglas Gata
58188 Linkoeping
SEISMOLOGICAL BUREAU, THAI METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT, MINISTRY OF INTERIOR
Thailand
Address
4353 Sukhumvit Road
10260 Bangkok
STATENS RAEDDNINGSVERK
Sweden
Address
Raddningsverket 1
651 80 Karlstad
TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
Finland
Address
Otakaari 1
02015 Espoo