We are glad to inform you that the first SAYSO webinar will take place on 6 February 2018 at 15:00 CET and the first SAYSO Public Workshop on 21 March 2018 in Berlin.

The webinar and the workshop are targeted at all interested parties, including end-users, suppliers of situational awareness tools, and public procurement authorities.

The webinar will present a general overview of SAYSO and show you how you can benefit from engaging with the project. The webinar will last approximately an hour and consist of short talks (30 - 45 minutes) followed by a Q&A session.

The workshop will be a one-day event taking place at the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) in Berlin. Its aim is to get feedback on the first project results so that they can be further refined. Notably, the practitioners’ requirements identified and the existing SA solutions and tools (and the resulting gap analysis) will be presented.

We invite you to also add the Final Conference of our partner project ResiStand (resistand.eu) -  Increasing disaster Resilience by establishing a sustainable process to support Standardisation of technologies and services - to your calendar. The conference will take place on 22nd March 2018 (the day after the SAYSO workshop) also in Berlin, Germany. The conference will bring together policy makers and stakeholders from standardisation, industry, research and end-users in the field of crisis management and disaster resilience to share information on ResiStand's key outputs - the ResiStand Roadmap and the ResiStand Process.

With this message we invite you to "Save the dates". We will soon come back to you with more detailed information.

Looking forward to speaking with you!

Kind regards,

Hanna Maria Burkow
SAYSO Project Coordinator
Federal Agency for Technical Relief, THW


Benefits of attending the webinar

  • Gain expert insight into SAYSO, its activities, and the areas covered by the project, including practitioner requirements, system specifications and Reference Architecture, procurement, and standardisation)
  • Understand how you (as end-user, supplier of situational awareness tools, or public procurement authority) will benefit from engaging with the project
  • Learn more about innovation procurement, PCP and PPI
  • Find out how you can join one of the three SAYSO stakeholder communities (end-users, suppliers of situational awareness tools, and public procurement authorities) to exchange information and experiences with your peers in your community and build new contacts across Europe
  • Know how to stay informed about interim project results and contribute to their refinement
  • Know more about the next SAYSO events, including the upcoming SAYSO public workshop


Benefits of attending the workshop

  • For end-users: Contribute to refine the requirements for future Situational Awareness Systems for Multiple Stakeholders as identified in the first phase of the project. By providing your requirements on what needs such a system should satisfy, you contribute to shaping Situational Awareness Systems that best suit your operations, and which will support you in taking the right decisions in crisis situations. End-users will also be able to learn more about the situational awareness tools available on the market.
  • For suppliers of situational awareness tools: by attending the event, you will gain a better understanding of the needs expressed by the end-users during a European-wide survey conducted by SAYSO. In a tradeshow session, you will also have the opportunity to present situational awareness tools to the end-users who will attend the workshop.
  • For public procurement authorities: you will learn more about new procurement instruments (PCP/PPI) and establish connections with colleagues in other member states so as to be ready to jointly elaborate procurements of Situational Awareness Systems for Multiple Stakeholders.


SAYSO: What is it about?

SAYSO aims to pave the way for the development of innovative Situational Awareness Systems (multiple sensors, computer-based decision support) for improved coordination of multi-stakeholder civil protection operations.

The SAYSO mission is to define the specifications and corresponding Reference Architecture for beyond the State-of-the-Art situational awareness tools that fulfil end-user requirements and that can be used across different organisations, different command levels and national borders.

By the end of the project, SAYSO will provide the information and tools that Public Procurement Authorities need to launch pre-commercial procurements required to develop SAYSO-compliant Situational Awareness Systems.

For more information about SAYSO join the online communities at cmt.eurtd.com/groups/profile/20479/sayso and visit http://www.sayso-project.eu/.