In times of (natural disasters, civil unrest, violent conflicts etc), people living overseas must be evacuated, or relocated from areas and repatriated at their home country. Evacuations are a lifesaving measure of civilians and persons of concern (non-combatants) facing an immediate threat of harm. If poorly organized and implemented can create separate protection risks and even loss of life. Governments or Organizations to better train, prepare and collaborate in order to successfully conduct such Evacuation Operations ensuring peoples safety and security. At present, traditional methods used during exercises and even real operations are out-dated and not practical, increasing time, complexity and exposure of civilians to danger.
The EMP HERACLIS project is an innovative and unique software solution, which will create a secure, multi-user, web-based platform that helps the safe evacuation of civilians from crisis areas. HERACLIS aims to improve collaborative response, planning and for non-combatant evacuation operations (NEO). The project addresses the lack of on-line training capabilities and insufficient links between authorities and agencies when it comes to cross-border multi-national evacuation, relocation and repatriation management.
EMP HERACLIS will provide real time Evacuation Overview of people in crisis area, those evacuated at a temporary safe location and those who have been repatriated. Will enable participants to communicate, manage and share transportation resources and exploit all available assets, reducing the evacuation time and minimizing costs. Overview information shall be graphically represented on a situation map enhancing and sharing the common operational picture. The platform can be accessed by using a web browser, making it even easier and cost effective for anyone to use it. The aforementioned will enable responsible authorities & agencies to train on line, prepare before a crisis and collaborate together, so their personnel will be better prepared to act effectively and efficiently and more lives can be saved.