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BRIDGE: Bridging resources and agencies in large-scale emergency management

BRIDGE: Bridging resources and agencies in large-scale emergency management

Objective

The goal of BRIDGE is to increase safety of citizens by developing technical and organisational solutions that significantly improve crisis and emergency management. The key to this is to ensure interoperability, harmonization and cooperation among stakeholders on the technical and organisational level.

Therefor BRIDGE delivers:
- Resilient ad-hoc network infrastructures, focussing on the requirements evolving from emergency scenarios
- Generic, extensible middleware to support integration of data sources, networks, and systems
- Context management system to foster interoperability of data, providing meaningful, reliable information

Technical interoperability is crucial for improving multi-agency collaboration and continuous training, but its full potential can only unfold, if technology can be integrated and sustained into agency workflows and communication processes. On the level of organisational harmonisation, BRIDGE will provide:
- Methods and tools that support run-time intra- and inter-agency collaboration
- Model-based automated support system combined with scenario-based training
- Agent-based dynamic workflow composition and communication support system

Making available an increasing amount of data for crisis response systems has to be accompanied with developing intelligent human-computer interaction models to make these data usable. BRIDGE will contribute to this by developing:
- Adaptive, multi-modal user interfaces
- Novel stationary and mobile interaction techniques
- Approaches on how to raise awareness through visualization of ad-hoc networks

BRIDGE is committed to an iterative user-centred approach incorporating and validating user and domain requirements.

The consortium consists of a well-balanced mix of cross-disciplinary academics, technology developers, domain experts and end-user representatives. Furthermore, the establishment of a User Advisory Board will guarantee active end-user involvement during the whole project
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Coordinator

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Address

Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim

Norway

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 3 157 677

Administrative Contact

Dag Ausen (Dr.)

Participants (14)

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ALMENDE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 815 300

CNET SVENSKA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 812 615,25

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 582 336

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 579 300

EON REALITY NORWAY AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 761 854

SAAB Training Systems

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 77 440

THALES NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 566 653,50

UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 625 800

PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 1 174 750

VSH HAGERBACH TEST GALLERY LTD

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 1 126 300

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 490 351

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 408 000

HELSE STAVANGER HF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 612 466

SAAB AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 192 301

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 261817

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2011

  • End date

    30 June 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 18 355 598,66

  • EU contribution

    € 12 983 143,75

Coordinated by:

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway