VALKYRIES

Harmonization and Pre-Standardization of Equipment, Training and Tactical Coordinated procedures for First Aid Vehicles deployment on European multi-victim Disasters.

VALKYRIES

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.

VALKYRIES

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.

VALKYRIES

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.

VALKYRIES Project

Use Case

During the VALKYRIES Project, a series of use cases and demonstrators will be developed placing an emphasis 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.

Use Case: Join cross-frontier first aid response against major fire disaster (Spain-Portugal)

Join cross-frontier first aid response against major fire disaster (Spain-Portugal)

The incident begins in Spain and progresses rapidly towards Portugal, affecting a Natural Park and endangering several border towns. News on the incident suggests that it is an intentional fire that threatens several urbanized areas in the middle of the mountain and with an extensive wooded area. The intensity of the fire, together with the large extension of the burned ground and the weather situation, requests the authorities to activate the regional emergency plan, requesting the intervention of the military emergency unit. Under these circumstances, coordination between different stakeholders is crucial to minimize human and material damages.

Use Case: Reassessment toxic threats for cross-border regions in Europe (Slovakia-Austria)

Reassessment toxic threats for cross-border regions in Europe (Slovakia-Austria)

Toxic chemicals have been dumped in Danube and Morava Rivers on the border between Slovakia and Austria. Chemical waste products from agriculture or storage of nitrogen fertilizers may also be accidentally discharged into rivers. Early warning communication system are needed as well as a definition of the contaminated area and effects on lives, nature and economy, evacuation of people, cleaning the rivers and decontaminate it.

Use Case: Cross-border crisis due to an earthquake (Bulgaria-Greece)

Cross-border crisis due to an earthquake (Bulgaria-Greece)

Cross-border crisis has taken place as a result of an earthquake in the border area between Bulgaria and Greece, causing a series of humanitarian crisis and industrial accidents threatening the lives of the population in the Bulgarian-Greek border area. There is a great number of affected population with a number of victims in the worst affected municipalities. Hundreds of families lost their homes; there is a severely damaged infrastructure, destroyed residential buildings, farm buildings and warehouses. The telephone connection, including the connection of the mobile operators, has been disrupted, which makes communication in the area difficult. A large part of the water supply network in the area of the epicenter of the earthquake was destroyed.

Use Case: Rescue of people and collection of pollution on sea in international waters (Norway-Netherlands-Denmark)

Rescue of people and collection of pollution on sea in international waters (Norway-Netherlands-Denmark)

The European continent is surrounded by seawater, and in all these areas there are heavy traffic of passenger ferries/cruise, cargo boat and oil tankers. An accident with one or more ships in open sea will nearly always involve a range of different operations like rescue people, prevent oil-spill, secure values with several different countries involved. Rescue operations and oil spill collection require cooperation between national authorities in different countries and a range of organizations like the coast guard, military rescue units, civil rescue units and the national rescue centres when people are involved.