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Advanced Training Environment for Crisis Scenarios

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.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-SEC-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

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

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
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cristiano Castelfranchi (Prof.)
CEFRIEL SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 346 000
Address
Viale Sarca 226
20126 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paola Fumagalli (Ms.)
XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 456 000
Address
Pot Za Brdom 100
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gregor Pipan (Mr.)
FONDAZIONE UGO BORDONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 186 000
Address
Viale Del Policlinico 147
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mario Frullone (Dr.)
ASSOCIATION O.R.T.
France
EU contribution
€ 325 460,43
Address
24 Rue Erlanger
75116 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Raymond Soussan (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 416 000
Address
University Way 4-6 Docklands Campus
E16 2RD London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tim Brooks (Dr.)
BUSINESS FLOW CONSULTING

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 240 410,50
Address
Rue Houdan 196
92330 Sceaux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Norbert Benamou (Mr.)
EMERGENCY PLANNING COLLEGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 176 000
Address
Whitehall 70
SW1A 2AS London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susan Hart (Ms.)