- Faciliate expressing the practitioners needs and Gaps.
- Faciliate the understanding of these needs by owners, so that they can develop and advertise the innovative Solutions resolving them.
- Faciliate discovering of the innovative Solutions addressing the needs and Gaps.
Traditional surveillance gives information only on a limited part of the impact caused by a pandemic, mainly from the health care sector since that is from where data is recorded and reported. This information needs to be complemented with information on the impact the pandemic causes also in other sectors of society. These sectors are for instance workplaces and schools. With this information, policy makers on different levels will be better guided to make informed decisions on policies on what countermeasures to implement.
Lack of a “Common Operational Picture” environment to integrate data sources and calculation results from different models that are crucial for decision making process from the perspective of the incident commander.
Traditional visualizations used in the public health domain mainly include simple graph-based or map-based visualizations. With the data deluge taking place, the use of such simple visualization techniques is proving ineffective as they essentially lack the ability to deal with enormous data. Understanding massive amounts of disparate, dynamic data from heterogeneous sources calls for advanced visualization techniques that may incorporate automated methods of data analysis as well as human perception. In addition, there is a lack of a common visualization and data presentation , or a (pandemic) dashboard, at EU level that could be used by all Member States during a high impact epidemic or pandemic.
The ability to monitor the physiological signs of responders
The of agencies and communities to deal with forest fires requires an adequate of fire and its timely communication, reliable early-warning systems, as well as the of personnel for efficient operations.
Shortcomings in planning and managing large scale evacuation of population in urban areas
Many countries now have plans in place, which include measures such as rationing of resources, enforced isolation or quarantine, or seizure of goods and property. However, many of the national plans are not supported by national laws. This inadequate legal underpinning can lead to an incoherent across Member States and some current legislation may be outdated and/or in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Forest fire is a natural hazard that becomes semi-natural as far as most fire incidences are caused by human activities, in Europe and elsewhere. Forest fires are complex phenomena involving land use and related policies such as the EU CAP, urban planning in the vicinity of forests, climate and weather conditions, and human activities, cultural traditions. Therefore, the problem has multiple interacting drivers and aspects, beyond just considering ignitions and firefighting issues.
Understanding how future changes in climate will affect forest fires and associated emissions of greenhouse gases, in Europe and globally, is important to determine adaptation and potential of forests.
Understanding ecosystem's vulnerability and potential to adapt to such changes can help developing proactive and post-fire regeneration strategies.
Public trust in governmental and public health institutions is critical for effective management of a public health . Measures to prepare and respond to a pandemic the support, cooperation and understanding of the public. Where there is a lack of trust, the public may act in ways which are unhelpful, or even harmful. They may also panic. While important, understanding what creates and drives “trust” is difficult because it is a complex concept which is difficult to measure or control. This makes it challenging to take appropriate measures to respond to a loss of trust.
DRIVER+ project has received funding from the European Union's 7th Framework Programme for Research,