Telemedical concepts and innovative IT solutions to support emergency workers and services during responses to large-scale emergencies
The project targets the development of an integrated service platform that ensures and accelerates communication and the flow of information and data between those involved, including rescue workers on location, staff and command centres, hospitals and associated aid and rescue services. With its modular structure, this platform will be designed to meet requirements ranging from seamless electronic documentation and identification and the dynamic resource management of rescue materials and equipment to direct telemedical care of patients.
Electronic registration of disaster victims
The main objective of the project is the design and demonstration of a system for the electronic registration of affected persons. This system is particularly applicable to large-scale disasters but can also be used in individual emergencies. The goal is to provide a communication and database system for everyone involved in the rescue, transport and placement of victims in hospitals and temporary lodgings.
Risks associated with major public events - Planning, assessment, EVAcuation and rescue concepts
Using risk assessments, simulation tools and databases, this project will develop crisis management concepts to support the timely initiation of rescue operations and countermeasures. This includes not only the integration of different technical equipment but also the incorporation of a wide variety of informational and communicative forms of interaction.
Combined traffic and hydraulics simulation for controlling traffic in evacuation measures
The aim of this research project is to combine the simulation of high water and/or flood wave propagation with the simulation and optimisation of traffic patterns and to contribute to improved crisis management during extreme events while taking disaster sociology into account. Upon completion of the project, the researchers will present a simulation system for the optimisation of crisis communication that takes social dynamics into consideration.
Generic emergency plan and adaptive process model to protect local government in the event of a pandemic
This research project considers local government as a critical infrastructure. During a pandemic, the ability of that infrastructure to function has to be safeguarded so it can provide protection and countermeasures for the entire population. To this end, the project will develop the so-called generic emergency plan, which will present the necessary actions that can be taken during the disaster. Available options and suitable actions will be developed using the example of a concrete scenario in which the city of Dortmund and its population of nearly 600,000 people are affected by the different phases of a pandemic.
Study for an evacuation assistant for use in emergencies during large-scale public events
The trend toward large, multi-functional building structures in combination with a wide range of large-scale public events presents new challenges for the quality of security concepts. In an emergency, everyone present must be able to leave the danger zone quickly. The Hermes collaborative project aims to improve personal safety during emergencies through the use of an evacuation assistant.
Integration of existing information systems for an overall crisis and disaster management system (overall situation report) in a representative scenario
This collaborative project aims to use a standardised exchange of data among the public safety authorities and organizations involved to achieve a shared perspective of the events, structures and processes in the operation, thereby generating a common situation report. This will make it possible to coordinate actions and avoid conflicts. The project serves to prepare such standards for the exchange of reports.
Coordination, steering and standardisation in the German disaster management system under large-scale emergency conditions
The project will focus on two principal elements: In terms of administrative and organisational analysis, the aim is to support the collaboration, cooperation and steering of the various authorities and organisations of Germany's federal, state and local governments during large-scale disasters involving more than one German federal state. The second, legal objective is to examine the different legal standards. This involves reviewing them to see where they may conflict with the principles and provisions of constitutional law and procedures.
Regional evacuation: planning, control and adaptation
REPKA is primarily concerned with regional evacuation. In particular, it will examine the situation that occurs when a large crowd has already left a building and must then be brought further away to safety. Upon completion, a software library will be available, which public safety authorities and organizations can use to plan and practise their operations in advance for many possible scenarios.
Secure IT-Based Disaster Management System to Protect and Rescue People
The objective of the project is to study, understand, and create the foundation for an integrated IT- and simulation-based crisis management system to support the abovementioned operational and crisis command structures with the following core capabilities: Role-oriented information provision, crosslevel decision support and integration of simulation capabilities for training, exercises, and evaluation of command and communication processes, and finally for the representation of possible consequences of decisions and actions taken.
Emergency Communication for security Preventive, proactive and reactive strategies for communications support in security and rescue operations
Safety-related communications processes are identified on a cross-scenario basis and studied relative to generally applicable communication and media strategies. Building on this foundation, robust communication and media intervention options will be developed and tested using system dynamics crises and disaster models. This also includes analyses of media reporting on the selected scenarios.
Immediate rescue in a large-scale accident with mass casualties
The project aims to optimize the initial medical care of accident victims and to establish cross functional information networks among the organisations involved. This means ensuring the collection and processing of comprehensive situational and operational information for the command and control centres. How can this be achieved? The example scenario is the basis for developing a modified procedural model for rescue forces during mass casualty incidents (MCIs).
Investigation of mobile and self-organising communication and data platforms and of strategies for organisation and action in complex, large-scale situations
In a variety of normally safe facets of everyday life (such as large-scale public events or the use of private or public transportation) or in situations with high risk potential - for example in civil engineering, underground construction and tunnel management, i.e. underground infrastructure - unpredictable events that endanger all concerned occur time and again. In such situations, law enforcement and emergency services are faced with an abundance of challenges. They need to communicate. The project combines two different access channels, one focuses on the development of interaction and communication models for the emergency forces and on methods for structuring and describing the situation
Security-System for Public Institutions in Disastrous Emergency scenaRios
SPIDER aims to create a comprehensive emergency process management system that supports emergency forces before, during and after the emergency. The focus here is on the study of integration and federation concepts designed to fuse the individual systems of the organisations involved together with building automation within the context of technical facility management. Federating the individual systems implies that they can continue to operate alongside each other and that the information from the associated systems is displayed in a transparent manner in the users' "own" systems.
Preparation for terrorist attacks, crises and disasters
Development a platform to prepare security and rescue forces, doctors, caregivers and the general population for terrorist attacks, crises and disasters: An online platform with a modular structure (employing teaching methods such as e learning, blended learning etc) will offer innovative and specialised instruction and advanced training to all users. In so doing, a broad spectrum of web-based learning forms will be developed as models and tested for illustrative purposes in a wide range of target groups, where their effectiveness and acceptance will be evaluated. At the same time, a variety of production processes used to generate e-learning modules will also be tested.
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