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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Area of activity/subject (eg. floods, forest fires, CBRN etc.)

Traditional surveillance infrastructure and reconnaissance personnel entail a high capital and operational expenditure, and as a result their availability is only limited. In many cases, access to areas where disaster management needs to take place might be too dangerous for humans; with remote coastal areas, steep mountainous areas and hostile territories being prominent examples

Summary of the project (maximum 12 lines)

The ultimate goal of PREDICATE is to develop the necessary methodologies to guide the selection and use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in watch-keeping and patrolling of disaster-prone regions. To guide UAS selection, the project develops detailed needs assessment and technology review procedures. To guide the use of UAS, the project develops an intelligent path planning toolkit for efficient UAS operation. PREDICATE uses these methodologies to implement a series of prototypes for a number of regions (both domestic and cross-border) identified by the participating end-user partners. The project also facilitates the cooperation and coordination of the end-user partners on the subject matter.


Coordinator's Address
KIOS Research Center
University of Cyprus
P.O.Box 20537
CY-1678 Nicosia

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Project coordinators

Presentation at the kick off meeting