Cross-fertilization

Project iSAR+ established cooperation with project COBACORE
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. For further information, please see www.cobacore.eu

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Project iSAR+ established cooperation with project BESECURE
The BESECURE project aims to support local policymakers in the creation, enhancement and implementation of security policies in urban zones. Urban security is a critical subject within the EU, but dealt with in widely different manners. To strengthen European urban security, experiences and practices should be shared among urban policymakers. This, however, is not an easy task because of the differences in policies and practices between urban areas, and therefore rarely done. The BESECURE project intends to improve our understanding of the urban security landscape (factors and actions that have a bearing on urban security), and to make best practices communicable from one urban area to another. For more information on BESECURE please go to: http://www.besecure-project.eu/

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Project iSAR+ established cooperation with project PPDR-TC
The PPDR-Transformation Center vision is to research and provide a harmonized frequency allocation in order to enhance cross-border coordination, increase potential for interoperability and international cooperation and improve spectrum management and planning. To achieve this the project is based on three main elements, namely:
- identification of current PPDR telecommunication systems status and requirements for future applications,
- data synthesis and scenarios development,
- technical, economical and political analysis of future PPDR telecommunication systems development. The main outcome of the project is the roadmap of the migration of current PPDR telecommunication systems towards their full compliance with PPDR requirements.
For more information on PPDR-TC please go to: http://www.ppdr-tc.eu/

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Project iSAR+ established cooperation with project FP7_EmerGent.
The overall objective of EmerGent, Emergency Management in Social Media Generation, is to understand the impact of social media in emergencies – both positive and negative - in order to enhance the safety and security of citizens. Wherever emergencies or crises occur, ad-hoc communities are built through existing social media channels. These communities are often not connected at all or perhaps are weakly connected to the emergency management services. Systematic research concerning the effective identification and integration of valuable and reliable information from social media into emergency management processes is needed. To achieve this, a strongly research-oriented methodology is created in EmerGent.
For more information on EmerGent please go to: http://www.fp7-emergent.eu/
Twitter: @FP7_Emergent

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Project iSAR+ established cooperation with project FP7_ATHENA
For more information on Athena please go to: http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/athena
Twitter: @project_athena

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Workshops with other FP_7 projects
Two workshops on "Interoperability of Radio Dispatcher Systems for First Responders and Utilities" was attended by iSAR+ representatives. During the workshop 4 FP_7 EU projects from the area of crisis management was presented, i.e. HIT-GATE, PPDR-TC, FREESIC and iSAR+. Moreover, iSAR+ leaflets was distributed among the workshops participants. Detailed plan of workshops can be found here.

Workshop organized toghether with FP7 project DRIVER (Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience) has been held in Poznań, Poland on 10.12.2014. During the workshop iSAR+ project has been presented as well as emerging technologies that could be used with iSAR+ solutions and be exploited for crisis response purposes. Representatives of the following PPDRs organizations participated the workshop:
• Department of Public Safety and Crisis Management of Voivodeship Office in Poznań, Poland
• Department of Public Safety and Crisis Management of City Hall in Poznań, Poland
• The Municipal Police Headquarters in Poznan, Poland.