Advancing Standardisation and Interoperability for Effective Crisis Management

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Trilateral Research joins twenty-two partners from across the EU in the newly launched three-year Horizon 2020 STRATEGY project to improve the interoperability of crisis management systems, tools and operational procedures for effective disaster response within and between borders. Crisis management involves the coordination of a number of organisations and authorities across countries. It is often […]

“Failing to plan for the day after”: planning for civilian protection in Libya

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In early 2011, Libya descended into chaos and violence. In March the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1973 authorising “all necessary measures” to protect Libyan civilians. At the end of March, NATO began military operations to implement Resolution 1973 under what became known as Operation Unified Protector (OUP). Within a matter of months, Libyan government […]

Developing innovative tools for improved search and rescue operations

In the face of natural or man-made disaster, urban search and rescue teams and other first responders like police, medical units or civil protection race against the clock to locate survivors within the critical 72-hour timeframe, often at their own peril due to the presence of unstable structures or hazardous environments. The EU funded CURSOR […]

Using data to enhance collaborative crisis management

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What are the key challenges in crisis management technology that can be better tackled by adopting an ethical approach? Challenges in using data for crisis response Crises and disasters are increasingly understood to be complex events that require data from across borders and disciplinary understandings to build complete and actionable situational awareness. To support the […]

Advancing standardisation to strengthen disaster resilience

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When a disaster occurs, functioning interoperability could mean the difference between life and death, particularly when there is a need for international or cross border responses; for example when responding to threats such as climate change related natural hazards and international terrorism. Developing and implementing standards in the field of disaster resilience and crisis management […]

Developing a new technology for a more coordinated response to emergencies

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During a major crisis that affects thousands of people in various areas, different organisations need to communicate with each other easily and make decisions quickly in order to save people’s lives. Currently, many civil protection operating systems are decentralised. Information exchange between organisations is limited as they have different technology, protocols and security layers. Interagency […]

The ResiStand Final Conference: boosting disaster resilience through standardisation

ResiStand is a a two-year project (May 2016 – April 2018) that aims to identify new ways to improve the crisis management and disaster resilience capabilities of the European Union and individual Member States through standardisation. On the 17th and 18th January 2018, ResiStand’s partners gathered in Berlin, Germany to discuss the ResiStand Process and […]