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:

01.01.2021

Duration:

18 months

Coordinator:

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)

 

Background:

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:

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

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“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.

 

SecureGas “Extended Components” Part 4

SecureGas explains their “Extended Components”  products and technologies brought into the project by qualified partners.
One weekly video will be presented to explain in detail:

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

 In this video Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed-Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI and EU Science, Research and Innovation speak about:

“Gas Network Advanced Modelling and Fast-Dynamics Simulation”

 

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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.

 

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SecureGas Project has started a video campaign about it’s “Extended Components” which will presented once a week to explain in detail the description, objectives and the use in the project of all SecureGas extended components. 

the 1st Video is presented by ADPM Drones and it is about:

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SecureGas third Newsletter

The third issue from Horizon 2020 SecureGas Projekt is now online

please click on the link bellow to read or to download it:

SecureGas Newsletter n.3 – November 2020

In this issue:

  • Overview of the project – what happened and what is coming up
  • SecureGas Extended Components: background, description, development process, etc.
    • the specific use of exteneded components in Business Case 1, Business Case 2, Business Case 3
    • The extended components graph
  • SecureGas publications

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10 years DMAT anniversary

From a one-person company founded in 2006, the D.M.A.T. Consulting KG developed in 2010. At the beginning it was mainly training courses and a few small projects in which the expertise “International Disaster Protection and Disaster Management” was in demand. But continually,  DMAT has developed into a company that also was more and more in demand for major projects (research and innovation) for the European Union, the European Space Agency etc., especially as an “end user”. During the research and development projects it was experienced that, although great scientific projects are being developed, unfortunately the practical relevance of the “end users” was often neglected. This enabled us to contribute to the further development of emergency equipment, technologies and strategies.

DMAT was also able to increase its range of advisory services for activities relevant to crises and disasters, as well as providing training for the competent support of the affected population and the responsible decision-makers before, during and after natural disasters. This often was done in  EU-funded civil protection projects, where we were able to contribute our expertise worldwide either as a partner or as a subcontractor. The last major projects with the participation of DMAT before Covid 19, were “Host Nation Support” exercises in Austria, Albania and Ghana, as well as two large-scale exercises on 5 islands in the Netherlands Antilles, which were an extreme but exciting challenge for us because of the distance.

In 2014 our team was strengthened by Sebastian Hirschmugl and since 2019 we have also been able to strengthen our team internationally with Sara Abdelwahid from Iraq.

In all of its activities, DMAT pays great attention to fair working and ethical principles and is a member of ARGE proEthik.

Despite the restrictions caused by the corona, we hope to be able to continue building up and expanding our range of services.

SecureGas second Newsletter

SecureGas Newsletter, the second issue from Horizon 2020 SecureGas Projekt is now online:
SecureGas Newsletter n.2 – July 2020

In this issue you will read: 

  •  SecureGas -What’s new? COVID-19 impact on the project SecureGas
  • Business Cases – Recent developments and planned activities:
    – Business Case 1 (Greece)
    – Business Case 2 (Lithuania)
    – Business Case 3 (Italy)
  •  SecureGas social media – “Follow us and stay tuned!”
  • SecureGas: “We have been there!”

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