D04.1: BRIDGE Summary of Technologies and Standards of Existing Emergency and Crisis Management Systems


The goal of BRIDGE - Bridging Resources and Agencies in Large-Scale Emergency Management - is to increase safety of citizens by developing technical and organisational solutions that significantly improve crisis and emergency management. The key to this is to ensure interoperability, harmonization and cooperation among stakeholders on the technical and organisational level. Technical interoperability is crucial for improving multi-agency collaboration and continuous training, but its full potential can only unfold, if technology can be integrated and sustained into agency workflows and communication processes. Making available an increasing amount of data for crisis response systems has to be accompanied with developing intelligent human-computer interaction models to make this data usable.


This deliverable presents an overview of products in the field, including middleware, Triage technology, mobile technology and support for fire fighters. Included are products from the consortium partners, existing commercial of the shelf products and open source products used in practice.


Furthermore, an overview of R&D projects aiming at products related to BRIDGE is given. The development of the BRIDGE project is not realized in isolation. Related European Projects presented in this deliverable can be taken into account for pinpointing common research goals, overlapping domains, and opportunities for connecting or adapting to technologies and practices in emergency response and crisis management from related projects.


Finally, architectures, models, standards and protocols developed by organisations oriented towards command and control (C2) are presented. They form an invaluable source of information for the implementations of the BRIDGE project, since they provide already applied knowledge in the field.

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