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Alert for All

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 261732

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    16 March 2011

  • End date

    15 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 909 483,60

  • EU contribution

    € 3 497 469,45

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

Objective

Alert4All focuses on improving the effectiveness of one element of the People-Centred Early Warning Systems paradigm, namely alert and communication towards the population in crises management. This improvement shall be measurable in terms of cost-benefit ratio, number of affected citizens timely reached by alerts, trust of citizens on alerts and intended vs. actual impact of alert strategies.
Alert4All will provide solutions to align alert procedures and processes to contemporary crises (natural or man-made), available and emerging technologies, available information sources and trends in social behaviour. To achieve this goal the Alert4All Project will:
-Develop a simulation tool that models the spreading of information and human behaviour according to key influencing factors such as crisis scenario, selected communications plans, social and cultural crowds;
-Investigate the role of new media in the citizens’ perception of the crisis and develop new media screening tools to allow authorities completing their picture of the situation and adapt their strategies accordingly;
-Develop an information management portal through which authorities and first responders can securely share and manage the available information about the crises by means of the aforementioned tools;
-Propose new operational concepts (and training material) that allow cooperation between authorities and responders, overcoming regional and national barriers thanks to the tools developed in the project;
-Design a communications system architecture and protocols allowing dissemination of alert messages over diverse communications means (terrestrial, satellite, new media) to increase alert penetration, reliability and resilience in front of major disasters.
-Validate the concept in critical scenarios.
The Alert4All project thus provides an extensive and interdisciplinary framework, covering all key enablers to improve the effectiveness of alert and communications towards the population.
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Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Address

Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 802 050

Administrative Contact

Cristina Parraga Niebla (Ms.)

Participants (11)

DEUTSCHES ROTES KREUZ EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 125 400

AVANTI COMMUNICATIONS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 460 850

BAPCO LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 220 050

TECNOSYLVA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 202 950

EDISOFT-EMPRESA DE SERVICOS E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE SOFTWARE SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 272 750

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 190 628,75

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 330 499,20

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 644 850

Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 23 043

EUTELSAT S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 120 982,50

INSTITUT FUR RUNDFUNKTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 103 416

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 261732

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    16 March 2011

  • End date

    15 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 909 483,60

  • EU contribution

    € 3 497 469,45

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany