SecureGas “Extended Components” Part 7

SecureGas EUproject explains their “Extended Components”

they are products and technologies brought into the project by qualified partners.
One weekly video to present and explain in detail:

  • description
  • objectives
  • use in the project of all SecureGas extended components

In this video RINA speaks about: “Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) for monitoring of leakages and third party intrusion in Oil & Gas pipelines”



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Civil Protection Knowledge Partnership Platform Middle East

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Project start:



18 months


Federal Government of Styria, (AUSTRIA)

Consortium/Project’s Partners:

  • Disaster Competence Network Austria, DCNA (AUSTRIA)
  • Cyprus Civil Defence, CCD (Cyprus)
  • European University Cyprus, EUC (Cyprus)
  • Lebanon Reforestation Initiative, LRI (Lebanon)
  • Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction Center, Al-Anjah National
    University, Nablus, ANNU (Palestine)

supporting Experts as Subcontractors of the coordinator

  • Resilience Solutions International (AUSTRIA)
  • D.M.A.T. Consulting KG/(AUSTRIA)
  • Prepared International (GERMANY)


The risk landscape for Europe and its neighbors has been subject to significant changes over the recent years. Europe and its neighbors face a wide range of disaster risks, many of which become progressively more prevalent and urgent to tackle. These risks turn more and more often to disasters such as wildfires, floods, earthquakes, storms, heat waves, large-scale medical emergencies and technological accidents that affect increasingly higher numbers of people, infrastructure, properties, cultural heritage and the environment. Climate change further exacerbates the risks and increases the exposure to and the vulnerability of people and assets to damage. At the time of drafting this Call, the pandemic caused by the COVID19 virus is showing our vulnerabilities drastically.
The majority of disaster risks are cross-border that threaten entire regions and can affect multiple countries simultaneously. In a world that becomes increasingly interconnected risks also tend to become cross-sectoral touching upon various thematic disciplines at once.

Union Civil Protection Mechanism Knowledge Network:

The UCPM Knowledge Network[1]  was established through the revised Union Civil Protection
Mechanism legislation and it is foreseen as a platform for better data collection, increased flow of information, innovation, improved sharing of knowledge, expertise and skills and consolidated scientific evidence through cooperation, partnership and networking.
Vision: strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of the collective civil protection and disaster management efforts in all phases of the disaster cycle.
Mission: bringing together civil protection and disaster management actors and institutions to improve the overall knowledge situation and foster the disasters.



The Civil Protection Knowledge Partnership Platform Middle East will bridge across knowledge holders relevant to disaster management actors, to enhance coordination, cooperation, compatibility and complementarity between capacities and will improve the competence of experts. Key objective will be to facilitate the cooperation between civil protection actors and humanitarian aid providers. For this, the example of the International Humanitarian Partnership will be studied and long-term relation established. The project will collect and share knowledge, experience, expertise, skills, competence, lessons learnt, and best practices in close cooperation with civil protection and disaster management authorities as well as knowledge holders from the public and private sector, to stimulate research and innovation and a shared understanding of prevention, preparedness and response.

The specific objective of the project is to support new and consolidate existing partnerships in civil protection and disaster risk management in the Middle East that enhance cooperation and synergies in prevention, preparedness and response. Disaster Risk Management actors of the Middle East will be connected with their counterparts inside the European Union. In addition, the cooperation between civil protection and the humanitarian community will be strengthened following the role-model of the International Humanitarian Partnership.
The Civil Protection Knowledge Partnership Platform Middle East will consider scenario-based approaches, whereby civil protection and disaster risk management actors come together and team up to exchange good practices, knowledge and expertise under specific disaster risk scenarios.


ResponSEE (UCPM-2020-EX-AG)

Union Civil Protection Mechanism Exercises (UCPM-2020-EX-AG)






Project title: ResponSEE 

Planning, development and conduct of a Union Civil Protection Exercise project to improve the response to an earthquake in South East Europe


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Project start:



18 months


Federal Government of Styria, Civil protection department (AUSTRIA)

Consortium/project’s Partners

  • Ministry of Security (BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA)
  • Ministry of Internal affairs through Department of Emergency Situation (ROMANIA)
  • Reliefgoods GmbH (AUSTRIA)

supported experts as subcontractors to the coordinator:

  • Resilience Solutions International (AUSTRIA)
  • D.M.A.T. Consulting KG/(AUSTRIA)
  • Prepared International (GERMANY)



The countries of the South East Europe (SEE) have a long history of devastating earthquakes that have incurred significant economic and human losses and influenced the development efforts of the countries. Particularly sensitive and earthquake-prone territories are located within ALB, BiH and MNE.



Aim of this project is to strengthen disaster preparedness in the Western Balkans (WB) by increasing interoperability, enabling and supporting cooperation for international disaster response to bring ALB and BiH closer to the UCPM. This will be ensured by an in-depth analysis of the CP situation and exercise capacities of ALB, BiH and MNE, joint exercise planning, development of an exercise planning guide and creating a joint testbed by executing a TTX, CPX and FSX.


The consortium will:

  1. assess the CP situation and training capacities in the mentioned countries
  2. draft a guide for preparation and conduct of exercises
  3. hold joint planning conferences
  4. implement a Tabletop Exercise (TTX)
  5. conduct a Command Post Exercise (CPX)
  6. perform a Joint FSX
  7. provide an Evaluation including a Lessons Learned process and recommendations for national CP plans
  8. finalise exercise planning guide

The project is designed to achieve an overall strengthening of disaster preparedness in the WB while increasing interoperability and HNS measures for regional and international disaster response as well as conduct capacity building by training and exercising.


Project objectives are:

  • Analyse the CP situation in ALB, BiH and MNE;
  • Conduct joint exercise planning;
  • Prepare and conduct one joint TTX, CPX, and FSX;
  • Conduct evaluation and conclude with a lessons learned procedure and recommend a way ahead for the region;
  • Develop an exercise planning guide;

The overall expected result is to enable the response to a large-scale disaster in the region by creating interoperability between all involved actors, and enable support to vulnerable groups; Prepare Main Event List (MEL) and Main Inject List (MIL) for the exercises; A Lessons Learned event; Exercise planning guide; Inform the planned update of cooperation SOP between ERCC and UNDAC system.







SecureGas “Extended Components” Part 6

The sixth Video of “SecureGas extended Components” is presented to you by and it is about:

“Cognitive framework for biometrics and video analytics”.


These components have been “extended” – that is improved and integrated – to meet the needs of end users, addressing and solving the proposed business cases scenarios, adopting the most innovative technological solutions, without forgetting cost control and an easy and scalable deployment.