IOPES aims at strengthening the preparedness of civil protection and emergency teams (CPET) involved in disaster-related operations. The targets are (1) to provide continuous, time-tagged information about the location of CPETs, either indoors or outdoors (2) as a new feature of an already operational emergency management system (EMS), (3) relying in existing cartography, or new maps (fast mapping + Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)) (4) using its own communication system to avoid the need of existing (possibly damaged/inoperative) infrastructures (5) to better the decision-making process.
The following activities are planned: users' needs assessment, integration of existing indoor/outdoor positioning devices in a wearable unit; its integration in the EMS through an API and the use of a portable LTE communication network. Exercises have been planned to check the suitability of the whole system. Communication & dissemination are also part of the project. These activities will result in (1) an enhanced EMS able with indoors/outdoors tracking capabilities as well as (2) a protocol to connect the positioning device to other EMSs. To do this the consortium includes a research center, CTTC (ES), 4 SMEs, ATHONET (IT), SAReye (IS), SCARABOT (DE), CATUAV (ES), the FBBR (DK, civil entity), PCF (ES, fire ecology & management); the Civil Protection (CP) entities and related organizations provide their knowledge of high- risk areas, and examples of disasters of natural hazards. The final beneficiaries are: CP agencies and CPETs.
The first outcome of the project will be an IT-based solution, the enhanced EMS mentioned above; the data collected by such an EMS lead to the second outcome of IOPES: the later dissection of such information to trace the behavior of the teams, linking variables as time, position & events, making possible a post-mortem analysis of the emergency and thus the development or refinement of strategies aiming at the improvement of emergency management.
CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA (ES)
Address: Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss, 7, Building B4, 08860 Castelldefels, Spain.
ATHONET SRL - IT - www.athonet.com
CATUAV SL - ES - www.catuav.com
SCARABOT TECHNOLOGIES GMBH - DE - www.scarabot.de/en/
SAREYE EHF. - IS - www.sareye.com
FUNDACIO D'ECOLOGIA DEL FOC I GESTIO D'INCENDIS PAU COSTA ALCUBIERRE - ES - www.paucostafoundation.org/
FREDERIKSBORG BRAND OG REDNING - DK - www.fbbr.dk
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