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Trial Description

TODO

Shortcomings in interoperability: the ability to exchange crisis-related information among agencies and organisations

This is aiming most of all at the reporting between EUCPT and ERCC. However, in order to best mirror the complexity of UCPM – Module reporting will be also taken into account.  

The focus here should be limited to the EUCPM. In the situation where international response is provided by the Modules it is vital for both EUCPT and ERCC to receive coherent information that will summarize the operational activities taken in the field. This awareness will influence decision making process and will make easier the communication in the field and communication provided to the outside (European Commission, MS, as well as press)

Adequate COP environment

A Common Operational Picture (COP) is a particular type of situation supported by a Command and Control system which is “established and maintained by gathering, collating, synthesizing, and disseminating incident information to all appropriate parties.” (21).

The main challenges lay in the amount of data and therefore the selection the most relevant data for incident ; and the format of data (disparate data collection, integration and analysis). The information needs to be customised to the exact needs and discipline-specific requirements to accommodate the variety of users. Real time is crucial.

The objectives of a COP are ultimately to increase situational awareness and to support real-time response decision making.


References in the literature: This is rather well identified by most studies on management gaps. They tend to focus on the management of large amount of data and ability to merge data with different formats.

Models to assess dynamics of chemical and radiological threats exist, but provide results in different formats (qualitative descriptions, tabular data, numerical data, geospatial data, etc.). This makes it difficult to effectively use them in an integrated COP system.
Data gathering and integration in the COP is still inadequate. E.g. it is difficult to do it on the fly when EU Civil Protection Mechanism modules are deployed.
An universal tool integrating results from different models, enabling comparison in real-time, in a unique environment is seen as necessary, e.g. to support EUCPM. The outputs of such a tool should be easy and quick to interpret by incident commander (visualisation).

To verify if there is more effective exchange of information in the reports sent by EUCPT to ERCC.

To verify if there is more effective exchange of information in the reports sent by EUCPT to ERCC.  

To verify if the situational awareness is increased due to integrated information environment available for EUCPT.

To verify if the situational awareness is increased due to integrated information environment available for EUCPT.  

To verify if the use of the demonstrated solutions shortens the time of decision making.

To verify if the use of the demonstrated solutions shortens the time of decision making.   

To verify if more structured information increases situation awareness and results in more efficient decision making.

To verify if more structured information increases situation awareness and results in more efficient decision making.   

To verify if providing up to date map information shortens the time of terrain reconnaissance.

To verify if providing up to date map information shortens the time of terrain reconnaissance.  

Overarching scenario

The will be focusing on information exchange among the EUCP Modules, EUCPT (closely linked to TAST) and LEMA as well as situation reporting to ERCC.

  • Large Forest Fires (FF) are spreading in a fictional, non-EU country “X”. National capabilities of country “X” are not sufficient to manage the FF.
  • Request for an assistance is prepared by country “X” and EUCPM is activated.
  • Modules and assets are offered by the Member States.
  • Upon acceptance of the modules, country “X” LEMA is working closely with EUCPT on site.

 

Large Forest Fires (FF) are spreading in a fictional, non-EU country “X”. National capabilities of country “X” are not sufficient to manage the FF. Request for an assistance is prepared by country “X” and EUCPM is activated. Modules and assets are offered by the Member States. Upon acceptance of the modules, country “X” LEMA is working closely with EUCPT on site. The will be focusing on information exchange among the EUCP Modules, EUCPT (closely linked to TAST) and LEMA as well as situation reporting to ERCC.

Trial type
Trial
Crisis size
Crisis Cycle Phase
Trial Location
Trial illustrations
Sweden Forest Fires, 2018
Incident category
Land slide
Wildfires