Keywords

Command & Control Systems, decision support tools, emergency and disaster management, collaboration environment, interoperability, object of interest.

Location

Session D3: Advances in Environmental - Decision Support - Software Systems

Start Date

12-7-2016 8:50 AM

End Date

12-7-2016 9:10 AM

Description

The Emergency Maps Tool (EMT) has been developed as part of a collaboration environment in the C2-SENSE Emergency Interoperability Framework (www.c2-sense.eu). The collaboration environment aims to connect all relevant organizations for joint response in emergency and crises situations. The Emergency Maps Tool aims to display all relevant resources (e.g., authorities, organization, points and object of interests, messages, etc.) involved or of special importance, in order to allow proper decision making. EMT allows decision makers to set and monitor activities, send and receive event related messages but also to include ad-hoc information from sensors or sensor networks (e.g., water monitoring sensors in case of flooding). Backbone of this tool is a data, communication and collaboration model realized in a flexible, configurable and extendable way. That means new, so-called “Objects of Interest (OOI)”, can be added on the fly and displayed by the EMT. In principle, such OOIs can be everything, spanning from metadata of responsible authorities to civil protection departments up to alarms, pure measurement values stemming from sensors, or information/messages about blocked roads as well as number of endangered peoples at a specific location. This approach and the robust architectural solution of the C2-SENSE Framework provide solutions to several challenges in the domain of decision making in a crisis and emergency situation.

 
Jul 12th, 8:50 AM Jul 12th, 9:10 AM

EMERGENCY MAPS TOOL – facilitating collaboration and decision making during emergency & crises situations

Session D3: Advances in Environmental - Decision Support - Software Systems

The Emergency Maps Tool (EMT) has been developed as part of a collaboration environment in the C2-SENSE Emergency Interoperability Framework (www.c2-sense.eu). The collaboration environment aims to connect all relevant organizations for joint response in emergency and crises situations. The Emergency Maps Tool aims to display all relevant resources (e.g., authorities, organization, points and object of interests, messages, etc.) involved or of special importance, in order to allow proper decision making. EMT allows decision makers to set and monitor activities, send and receive event related messages but also to include ad-hoc information from sensors or sensor networks (e.g., water monitoring sensors in case of flooding). Backbone of this tool is a data, communication and collaboration model realized in a flexible, configurable and extendable way. That means new, so-called “Objects of Interest (OOI)”, can be added on the fly and displayed by the EMT. In principle, such OOIs can be everything, spanning from metadata of responsible authorities to civil protection departments up to alarms, pure measurement values stemming from sensors, or information/messages about blocked roads as well as number of endangered peoples at a specific location. This approach and the robust architectural solution of the C2-SENSE Framework provide solutions to several challenges in the domain of decision making in a crisis and emergency situation.