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H2020 project "Search & Rescue" has been kicked off    Jul 29, 2020

H2020 project
Jul 29, 2020


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On July 21st and 22nd, the H2020 project “Search & Rescue” has been kicked-off. The project is about Emerging technologies for the Early location of Entrapped victims under Collapsed Structures and Advanced Wearables for risk assessment and First Responders Safety in SAR operations.

The S&R project will design, implement and test through a series of large scale pilot scenarios a highly interoperable, modular open architecture platform for first responders’ capitalising on expertise and technological infrastructure from both COncORDE and IMPRESS FP7 projects.

The governance model of S&R will be designed to operate more effectively and its architectural structure will allow to easily incorporate next generation R&D and COTS solutions which will be possibly adopted in the future disaster management systems. The Model will also support a unified vision of the EU role and will provide a common framework to assess needs and integrate responses. The framework will enable supportive approach using a wider range of decisional support features and monitoring systems and will also give to first responders an effective and unified vision of (a) the dynamic changes going on during event’s lifetime and (b) the capabilities and resources currently deployed in the field

Within the S&R consortium, IMOB will work on algorithms that will allow coordinating UAVs (drones) so that these can help during emergency situations.

S&R Community

The project’s involved stakeholders and end-users bring together high expertise and innovation capabilities from various practitioner’s organisations, civil society, universities and research centers, as well as industry organisations and SMEs. The consortium’s resource base in technical, personnel and scientific competence will be pivotal in the realization of the S&R-project’s goals and ambitions

More info: www.search-and-rescue.eu