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Advanced Training Environment for Crisis Scenarios

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 225387

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 March 2012

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 997 166,21

  • EU contribution

    € 2 930 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

United Kingdom

Objective

Crisis management is a major issue to prevent emergency situations from turning into disasters. In last years a not correct management of emergencies often created critical situations. In the happening of a catastrophic event, it is human behaviour-- and often human behaviour alone--that determines the speed and efficacy of the crisis management efforts. Frequently speed and efficacy do not stem from the ignorance of procedures, but from the difficulty to operate in contexts where consistent damages are occurring, for the difficulty of managing emotional aspects. Training plays an important function to the preparation of the crisis manager. Currently two main modalities for training purpose are two: table top exercise and real world simulation exercise. Table top exercises are low cost and can be easily and frequently organized, but it cannot recreate the real atmosphere, (e.g. stress, confusion) and need to keep critical decisions in very little time. On the other hand, crisis managers trained through simulation exercises on the field can be very effective, but such a simulations are very expensive and cannot be easily and quickly organized. PANDORA will bridge the gap between table-top exercises and real world simulation exercises, providing a near-real training environment at affordable cost. In a real-time, physics-based environment, PANDORA authentically simulates all the dynamic elements of the entire disaster environment. PANDORA will emulate a complete crisis room: realistic 3D visuals and audio create a truly immersive, chaotic and stressful environment. PANDORA realistically responds to actions taken to enable real individual training value and the development of complete skill sets. Pandora will train at all levels of response, from management and control to all the on-scene activities for emergency organizations. Furthermore, different crisis room will be able to interact, thus recreating a near-real interconnected cross-borders environment.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

Address

Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich
Se10 9ls London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 314 629,07

Administrative Contact

Liz Bacon (Dr.)

Participants (8)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 469 500

CEFRIEL SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 346 000

XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 456 000

FONDAZIONE UGO BORDONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 186 000

ASSOCIATION O.R.T.

France

EU Contribution

€ 325 460,43

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 416 000

BUSINESS FLOW CONSULTING

France

EU Contribution

€ 240 410,50

EMERGENCY PLANNING COLLEGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 176 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 225387

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 March 2012

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 997 166,21

  • EU contribution

    € 2 930 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

United Kingdom