D2.1 State-of-the-Art Analysis

Crisis managers, working in a fast-paced and mobile environment, need timely access to the latest information and intelligence and decision support tools to filter the most important information. A key element in successful crisis management (CM) is comprehensive Situational Awareness (SA) among all stakeholders involved. This report identifies the user needs and requirements of the future EU Multi-Stakeholder Situational Awareness System (MSSAS), based on dedicated international research results and survey-based data on SA systems used by EU crisis managers. The state-of-the-art research revealed a multiplicity of ready-to-use, mostly commercial-off-the-shelve (COTS), tools providing SA. These tools fall into the following categories: Satellite- and Airborne Remote Sensing Systems, Unmanned Ground Vehicles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Special Cameras, Special Detectors, Traffic Management and Decision Support Systems. In addition to these COTS tools, the report identifies EU FP7 projects on the development of advanced SA solutions supported by the European Commission with over € 100 million of budget. This state-of-the-art analysis addresses also different models with regard to SA pertinent ICT architecture and technologies. An overview is provided for existing standards and ongoing standardisation activities, identifying the most important such standards. Furthermore, existing procurement processes and legal requirements are identified. It is recommended that crisis management in EU Member States consider embarking on testing and eventually introducing some of the already existing tools in their routine operations in order to optimise their response to natural and man-made disasters.

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D2.2 – Inventory of Practitioners’ Requirements

This document deals with the practitioners’ requirements and the information needed by civil protection practitioners and emergency responders concerning Situational Awareness and Situational Awareness Systems. The Situational Awareness requirements from the civil protection practitioners and emergency responders are the basis and point of leverage to describe and define the further specifications of the targeted Multi-Stakeholder Situational Awareness System (MSSAS). The mainly targeted civil protection practitioners and emergency responders are located in the field of firefighters, technical relief, paramedics, and police. Further stakeholders addressed are for instance crisis managers in the administration level of civil protection.

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D2.3 – Reference Scenarios

This document comprises a list of reference scenarios for five types of use cases, namely natural hazards, technological hazards, security hazards (including CBRN), health hazards, and “socio-economic hazards”, defining different types of scenarios to address.
For each of the types of scenario there is formulated a hypothetical reference scenario, containing a short description of the situation. Some examples of capabilities of practitioners that probably might be needed in such a reference scenario complement the description of the reference scenario by listing briefly the main actions that might be relevant in such a scenario. These brief scenarios are backed by examples from real incidents, which function as references upon which the assumptions for the below reference scenarios are based.
The reference scenarios referred to in this deliverable will be used to assess the future SAYSO Specifications of the MSSAS in WP3 during the further progress of the project SAYSO.

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D2.4 –Gap Analysis

The deliverable D2.4 brings together the results of the deliverable D2.2 (Inventory of Practitioners’ Requirements) and D2.1 (State-of-the-art Analysis) to look into gaps between the SOTA and the requirements of practitioners. The gaps that could be identified as a result of this deliverable points out the direction of the further steps in the SAYSO project. The combination of D2.1 and D2.2 was intended by the DoA as the “gap analysis [has to be] between the SOTA analysis performed in T2.1 and the requirements gathered in T2.2.

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D3.1 - Input- and Output Data Formats used by EU Crisis Response Organisations

Future development of SAYSO-compliant Situational Awareness (SA) Systems for multiple stakeholders needs to account of the currently used SA systems. This report is based on the results of the SAYSO Questionnaire no.1 (2017), Technical Expert Meetings (2017, 2018), First SAYSO Public Workshop (2018), and know-how derived from the involvement in several SA-related EU FP7-, H2020- and NATO projects. It addresses data formats commonly used by current EU crisis management and related standards, but also with a view towards other existing and emerging format technologies. Analysis of digital data formats encompass digital map file formats and geospatial data, meteorological data, media streaming, transfer and storage formats, multimedia compression and container formats, messaging formats for emergency information exchange. Commonly used data formats were identified for the categories Data and tactical signs; Library/Database; Layer functions; General user interface devices; Interfaces to communication services; Incident information management functions; Data collection tools and sensor devices. Most commercial-off-the shelve solutions use or are based on proprietary data formats and streaming technologies. Ongoing development work and royalty free standardisation is an example of a development to be accounted for in the SAYSO specification guidelines. Concerning standardisation, TSO/EDXL-DE is recommended as SA messaging format in the SAYSO specifications. Furthermore, way forward identifies market trends concerning SA-tools and format. An Appendix provides a comprehensive overview of geodata/GIS and emergency data structuring formats.

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D3.2 - Community Crisis Management Library (CCM)

The Community Crisis Management Library (CCM) provides practitioners and researchers with a platform where they can share information. It is divided into three key sections, with links to relevant external sites and also to the SAYSO project and the CMT. Users are provided with accounts with different access levels, with most people being able to contribute and edit content. In addition, there are overall site administrators who have user control access and also higher editing rights. While these levels are provided, the system is intended for the dissemination of non-restricted information. The platform will also connect to associated services such as the CMT, for example, to allow login etc.

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D5.3 – Report on first public SAYSO Workshop

The SAYSO project successfully held its first Public Workshop event on the 21st March 2018 at SAYSO partner DIN’s facilities in Berlin (Germany). This document describes the organisation of said event, provides a record of the most relevant information and indicates where all the material presented may be found.

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D5.4 – Report on second public SAYSO Workshop

The SAYSO project successfully held its second Public Workshop on the 4th December 2018 in Brussels (Belgium). This document describes the organisation of said event, provides a record of the most relevant information and indicates where all the material presented may be found.

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D5.6 – SAYSO Online Community Platform

This document describes the structure, content and implementation of the SAYSO Online Community Platform, a social networking and collaboration platform that aims to facilitate the communication and information exchange between practitioners, relevant suppliers and potential procurers, institutions and policy makers.

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