Will increase EU overall resilience and effectiveness in cross-border disasters with multiple victims by enhancing transnational and cross-sectorial trust among different players and in their interaction with data-driven technologies.
The integration of the harmonized solutions will constitute the SIGRUN platform, providing advanced communications, information sharing and tactical C&C services for the first-aid responders.
Four use cases will be developed on cross-frontier and cross-sectorial BLOS (Beyond Line of Sight) scenarios, where the usual communications infrastructure could have been damaged, and emergency response teams are deployed without an accurate view of the operation environment.
The increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters require policies aimed at tackling these risks through preventive, preparedness, response and recovery actions. Increasing the resilience of infrastructure, ecosystems and society in the EU is an important strand of disaster risk management work.
It is from this need that VALKYRIES was born, a project financed by the European Union (EU) under the framework of the H2020 program. It is within the field of security, specifically in disaster-resilient societies under the topic Pre-normative research and demonstration for disaster-resilient societies: First aids vehicles deployment, training, maintenance, logistic and remote centralized coordination means.
The project will develop a methodology for tracking and analysing the needs for standardisation and certification harmonisation as regards the tools for supporting EU disaster resiliency. Specifically, it will develop, integrate and demonstrate capabilities for enabling immediate and coordinated emergency response, including for search and rescue, security and health, in scenarios of natural/provoked catastrophes with multiple victims, with special application in cases in several regions or countries.
In order to develop the project, a multidisciplinary consortium has been created with key partners from industry (large companies and SMEs), universities and research centres and end users, which jointly have defined a series of work streams and international and cross-sectorial use cases that give the project great value.