RESCUER project: final phase of testing and evaluation
The next simulations will be performed in Linz, Austria, in November 2016
The RESCUER project (http://www.rescuer-project.org/) aims at developing a smart and interoperable computer-based solution for supporting emergency and crisis management command centres, based on reliable and intelligent analysis of crowdsourcing information. Two application scenarios are being investigated and supported: 1) Industrial areas, such as chemical parks, and 2) Large-scale events, such as FIFA Football World Cup and Olympic Games. Although the project especially focuses on incidents in those scenarios, the resulting platform can also be (partially) used to deal with critical situations in other contexts, as the challenges are mainly the same.
The project is currently in the final phase of testing and evaluation. This year, RESCUER was demonstrated in several public events, such as Net Futures, in Brussels, April/2016, with the presence of authorities from Brazil Government (the Secretary of SEPIN-MCTI and representatives of RNP), from European Union, and from the project evaluation commission. In June/2016, we performed a system demonstration and evaluation during the International Conference on Mass Disasters (CIDEM), in Salvador-Brazil, with the presence of several Brazilian authorities and experts in the public security area. Also in June, we performed a big simulation, including fire simulation with victims, in partnership with COFIC, in Camaçari-Brazil, involving more than 30 experts in emergency management from several areas and companies belonging to the Camaçari Industrial Park. The next scheduled simulations and evaluations will be performed in Linz, Austria, in the scenario of Large Events, in November/2016, and the final evaluation will happen in December 1st, in Camaçari-Brazil, in the scope of Industrial Areas, with companies and emergency management experts from Camaçari Industrial Park.
The project is also performing several actions regarding dissemination and exploitation. Several follow-ups are already under development, such as with the Civil Defense of Salvador City Hall, the Secretary of Public Security of Bahia, the Brazilian Centre for Monitoring and Alerts on Natural Disasters (CEMADEN), and the Integrated Command Centre of Porto Alegre City Hall.
For more information and contact visit RESCUER contact page here.