In crisis situation, sharing real-time information is vital! Answering this challenge, ATMOSPHERE has developed a collaborative mission management service, PLANET, which enables to communicate on board and on ground in real-time anywhere in the world.
With PLANET all stakeholders can acquire and share overall situation awareness. PLANET service provides answers: where are located the different assets (planes, helicopters, UAVs, vehicles, boats, field personnel), what is current mission environment status and forecast (weather, pollutants, fire fronts). It enables to stay aware of which instructions are given, and which actions are on-going using structured chat and geo-markers. The information is available to all stakeholders in a transparent and traceable way. Thanks to chat, misunderstanding between actors can be avoided, and instructions traced back if needed. This is particularly useful in the context of international operations.
Management situation, PLANET would be integrated as an "overlayer", providing instantaneous
between the different entities involved. With a web application front-end, PLANET
is deployed on crisis stakeholders’ personal devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops), as well as main operation center displays (desktops). It just requires a browser and internet communication to operate. PLANET is dependable, as it relies on diverse connectivity means to exchange information, including satellite communication. It can be quickly deployed for the purpose of handling an ad-hoc crisis situation. The deployment process is very light: it only requires to configure a mission on a cloud server and create users. This can be done in few hours. The tool can be deployed independently from legacy infrastructure pertaining to participants entities.
Health Check allows travelers to report on their symptoms through automated calls with an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. Health agencies can then periodically and automatically monitor the symptoms and wellbeing of at-risk individuals.
Monitor health and send reminders by mobile phone
Empower patients or staff to self-monitor their health over a mobile phone. Health Check helps you to know which users are most important to follow-up with, and assists those needing help to better access care. Define the signs and symptoms you want to track, set-up, monitoring intervals, upload audio files and text, and then select to use IVR or chatbots. Health Check visualizes and operationalizes your data with a dashboard to quickly investigate detected cases, pursue those not responding, and review overall trends.
Forest Fire/Wildfire management solution based on aerial multi-sensorsystem, data processing and resources management
ARGUS is a system which includes airborne acquisition of multi-sensor image data and rapid mapping capabilities. It thus can provide flexible and significant support in case of
situations and assist in-situ analysis as well as management activities. The system follows the demand of
teams to react quickly and efficiently when natural disasters like forest fires, flooding, earthquakes, landslides, mudflows etc. occur. It enables image acquisition in near real-time and the
to receive an up-to-date operational picture of the whole situation in order to increase awareness. Target groups, such as civil protection agencies, fire brigades or national defence agencies acting in support missions, require up-to-date and high quality in-situ data as well as proper analysis in order to guide and control task forces in an efficient way.
ARGUS Fire enables to support the command, control and management of units as well as resources based on a multi-layer management concept for forest fire situations. Specific modules within the ARGUS Fire system supports an
during the whole forest firefighting operation by providing resource and decision support features.
The features of ARGUS Fire are: (a) comparison of historical and current images for assessing changes, (b) presenting a common operational picture (COP), (c) text based communication with the on-board operator, (d) communication with connected operational units, (e) administration of the allocation and affinity of resources, (f) fire simulation and (g) protocol communication and task allocations during the mission.
ARGUS Fire is connected to the image data management module via a communication service to exchange information. Geo-referenced image data from the image data management module can be sent to ARGUS Fire and there visualized for the decision support. The communication service also serves as the communication interface to mobile units on the ground and on aerial vehicles
The EPISECC Inventory is designed for the analysis of the management of selected past disasters with specific focus on interoperability and efficiency
The EPISECC project developed a pan-European inventory, which includes:
Past critical events, disasters and their consequence including the time dimension and the
given in terms of means used, costs, etc.;
Available information about the data sets, the daily information management tools and processes, the integration into
management procedures and the information systems used by first responders and police authorities in disaster and
Gaps and shortcoming in the current systems, services and tools
How crisis and
management services are deployed in terms of organisational model: in-house, outsourced, etc., and how each approach affects the service.
Evacuation and Repatriation Management Platform “HERACLIS” (EMP HERACLIS)
Evacuation and Repatriation Management Platform “HERACLIS” aims to offer a comprehensive international
specialized in cross-border evacuations & repatriations providing an ideal balance of proactive and reactive tools and extend the reach of a government beyond its borders to help provide assistance to citizens in
- wherever the crisis might occur.This comprehensive ICT solution will enable
managers to secure a timely and organized repatriation of civilians from crisis areas overseas, minimize financial costs, reduce the
time and positively impact the crisis management.
In times of emergency (natural disasters, civil unrest, violent conflicts etc), people living overseas must be evacuated, or relocated from crisis 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 need 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 response 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 and repatriation of civilians from crisis areas. HERACLIS aims to improve collaborative response, planning and
for non-combatant evacuation operations (NEO) and repatriations. 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 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 mapenhancing and sharing the common operational picture. The platform will optimize the coordination and maximize the utilization of all available means of transportation deem necessary for the operation. Using a graphical presentation of evacuation data and having an overall situational
, will establish a common operational picture in a multi-user environment. Being accessible from any device having internet connection and a web browser installed, will make it even easier for anyone to use it and also enable responsible authorities and agencies to train on-line, prepare before a crisis and perform a collaborative crisis response at any time. Additionally, personnel will be better prepared to act efficiently and effectively at a local, national and international level and at the same time affected citizens will communicate directly with the authorities and receive live notifications on their smartphones.
The Rumor Debunker offers a solution for internet news analytics. It is developed to counteract mis- or disinformation campaigns.
Rumor Debunker can help to promote the
to efficiently tackle
in large scale, long-term manmade disasters. It covers all phases of
by preparing reliable data sets of media communication for unexpected events.
By pointing out actual trends Rumor Debunker allows crisis and disaster managers to discover relevant information from internet news for their operational responsibility. Therefore, Rumor Debunker offers
to debunk deception and rumors in social media;
users a platform to get an insight on how media data is present in digital media and
a new approach to analyzing and evaluating relevant information/network communication in crisis situations
like motivation behind disinformation campaigns or
Common Information Space as Enabler for Collaboration in Disaster Management
of all actors involved in
management is an imperative pre-requirement for minimizing damage and losses in case of incidents. In order to enhance the opportunities of improved information exchange between involved stakeholders the “Common Information Space (CIS)” has been designed and developed (within the EU funded FP7 project EPISECC, https://www.episecc.eu/) to enable seamless information exchange between different practitioners involved in European crisis and disaster management. The concept of the CIS ensures that the organizations participating in the information processes can continue to use their proprietary IT solutions applied for
. Unobstructed information exchange between IT solutions of different origin can be realized by developing an adaptor to the CIS only once. Such an approach reduces complexity in a considerable way. For instance, in case of 5 interacting organizations the CIS concept requests to develop 5 adaptors instead of 20 interfaces in case of interfacing each of the 5 tools on a bilateral way. In addition, with the EPISECC CIS, it is possible to semantically annotate exchanged messages as well as to set up subgroups of participating organizations in order to manage different types of incidents in parallel. This ensures that messages are only shared between the organizations involved in the management of a specific event.
Guidance for identifying the critical infrastructure sectors and the essential workers needed to maintain the critical services and functions during the COVID-19 pandemic response
Functioning critical infrastructure is imperative during the
to the COVID-19
for both public health and safety as well as community well-being. Certain critical infrastructure industries have a special responsibility in these times to continue operations.
This document gives guidance to state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions and the private sector on defining essential critical infrastructure workers. Promoting the ability of such workers to continue to work during periods of community restriction, access management, social distancing, or closure orders/directives is crucial to
and continuity of essential functions.CISA made a technical update to the document on March 23, 2020 to clarify the description of a small number of essential services and functions in the list.
The CAE GESI-SiTA classroom trainer offers a unique foundation to experience and learn tactical basics at a new level of detail and interactivity.
Specifically designed for academies, CAE GESI-SiTA allows the student to become more immersed than before in real-world scenarios and in-depth tactical
The CAE GESI-SiTA classroom trainer supports flexible, easy to define setups, allowing self/individual, instructor-led or even collaborative training in working groups, fully configurable by the user. Using simulation technology, the tactical content expands upon previously limited teaching methods to deliver a higher level of transparency by visualizing the opportunities and constraints an operational situation presents.
CAE’s GESI-SiTA allows to simulate and train for a wide range of possible disasters, such as natural and manmade disasters, acts of terror, epidemics and pandemics and and other
scenarios. The classroom system allows for replay and review of entire crisis scenarios and illustrates key criteria such as logistic situations, medical support, injured etc. Results become retraceable and credible with tactical outcomes more comprehensible.
UAV-ASIGN is a software solution that helps reduce emergency and disaster response time by collecting and sending UAV photos and videos while in-flight even through low or constrained bandwidths.
When UAV pilots embark on a time-critical mission, the communication of UAV photo and video contents may be urgent in that the observations can influence decisions and the efficiency of the mission. In
situations however, one may be confronted by unreliable communication networks whose low bandwidth significantly slows or hinders data transmission. Difficulties in getting crucial imagery out of the field not only affects overall situational awareness and decision making but can also prevent expert feedback needed to guide UAV pilots in the collection of specific observations.
With these challenges in mind, AnsuR has developed UAV-ASIGN, a mobile application and companion to the ASIGN server. UAV-ASIGN enables pilots to, through their smartphone, capture precise geo-tagged visual UAV contents and then communicate it in real-time with relevant parties all while in-flight.
Given the low bandwidth which may be available in the field, UAV-ASIGN has been developed to work anywhere, anytime, through limited networks and satellite communication to reliably support time-critical activities including post-
interventions or search & rescue missions.
UAV-ASIGN allows for interactive communication by sending imagery previews up to 100x faster than traditional methods. Remote experts or clients can then pull relevant imagery in full precision with the ASIGN software server, which can be accessed from any web browser, and communicate needs in real-time. This enables a continuous feedback loop between the pilot flying the UAV in the field and an expert who may be hundreds of kilometres away.
Streamlining communication between UAV pilot and remote expert results in a faster and more efficient mission completion. For the client, receiving precise information in near real-time allows for better oversight and resource allocation, while shortening
SOCRATES OC enhances analysis and decision-making capabilities by means of an improved shared situational awareness based on relevant information about the operational situation including crisis events, missions and resources.
The information is created by the
or coming from external sources. The information is displayed on a Common Operational Picture (COP). SOCRATES OC enables the exchange and sharing of the information (expandable and customizable) among SOCRATES nodes and with other external systems (using existing standards like ISO's EMSI –
Management Shared Information –) enabling the reporting and tracking of events and inter-organisational tasking (mission assignment) and resource management:
Events and their associated missions and resources are displayed in a GIS (Geographic Information System).
Data about them are stored in a DB fully compliant with ISO’s EMSI (
These data are replicated amongst connected Socrates OC instances, which can additionally interact for tasking and resource management.
Input data format: User input, EMSI (other system/sensor), WMS, WFS
CrowdTasker enables crisis managers to instruct large numbers of non-institutional (either spontaneous or pre-registered) volunteers with customizable tasks, contextual information, warnings and alerts, as well as to crowdsource information from them.
The received feedback is evaluated and visualized and provides
managers with a detailed overview of the situation, which is used in turn to trigger adequate
When working with the volunteers that are already at a disaster site CrowdTasker allows the crisis managers to:
Dramatically reduce the time and effort needed to exchange information with these volunteers;
Differentiate between the volunteers based on their profiles (e.g. skills, health) and positions
Address the people that potentially possess local knowledge;