FP7 COSMIC PROJECT

The COntribution of Social Media In Crisis management (COSMIC) project identifies the most effective ways to utilise new information and communication technologies  in crisis situations for the protection of ordinary citizens. The project will result in a set of guidelines for citizens, government authorities, first responders and industry for the most effective use of ICTs to aid citizen security during crises.

http://www.cosmic-project.eu/

 FP7 SLÁNDÁIL PROJECT

Project Slandail is a collaborative project based between partners across the EU. The goal is to ethically use social media information in times of natural crisis and natural disasters to better inform emergency services of the worst affected areas. The project is designed to research natural crises (e.g. floods, hurricanes) and to analyse how social media can be better used to spread messages about the worst affected areas during these crises. By working collaboratively with emergency service representatives and academic partners, the project aims to better understand how social media can inform emergency responses to natural disasters. It will look to build an ethical framework for increasing response times of these services using up to date social media information that is sourced from people in badly affected areas.

http://slandail.eu/project

 FP7 TACTIC PROJECT

The Tools, methods And training for CommuniTIes and Society to better prepare for a Crisis (TACTIC) project aims to increase preparedness to large-scale and cross-border disasters amongst communities and societies in Europe.  Throughout its two-year duration (May 2014 – April 2016), TACTIC will consider studies on risk perception and preparedness to develop a preparedness audit enabling communities to assess how prepared they are for different types of crises. Additionally, TACTIC will focus on identifying and categorising good practices of communication and education practices for preparedness. Adopting a collaborative approach to preparedness, the audit, communication and education practices will be discussed and analysed with stakeholders in a series of workshops as part of TACTIC’s case studies on four types of crises: terrorism, floods, epidemics, and earthquakes. Subsequently, a long-term learning framework for improving community preparedness to a range of crisis situations will be developed. All of TACTIC’s outputs will be presented in a web-based platform.

http://www.tacticproject.eu/

FP7 COBRACORE PROJECT

 

 

COBACORE is an FP7-funded research project involving partners from across Europe. The aim of the project is to enable a faster and more efficient emergency response in the wake of a large-scale disaster. To do this, the COBACORE platform and tools use information and capabilities from the affected community, and build upon this to close the collaboration gaps between victims, volunteers and professional emergency responders. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;}

http://www.cobacore.eu/

FP7 FORTRESS PROJECT

FORTRESS (Foresight Tools for Responding to cascading effects in a crisis) is a three year project that started in April 2014 and will end in March 2017. The aim of the project is to identify and understand cascading effects of a crisis by using evidence-based information from a range of previous crisis situations. Cascading effects in crisis situations are frequently caused by the interrelatedness and interdependency of systems and infrastructure; crises not simply affect one system or a part thereof, but cause a chain of effects. These effects spread disruptions in complex ways that makes them difficult to comprehend and deal with. FORTRESS has thirteen partners. Trilateral Research and Consulting is involved in both TACTIC and FORTRESS and will develop synergies between the two projects. Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;}

http://www.fortress-project.eu