“You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.” — Michelle Obama.
More than thirty R&D projects of various security topics have come together to co-organise this event to present their objectives and eventual results.
These projects – active within the Community of Users (CoU) of the EC/DG HOME – wish to bring together the scientific audience, researchers, industry and policy-makers on the same table of discussions to exchange knowledge, expertise, experience and ideas and to generate innovative approaches, solutions and systems that will enhance the security and safety for people and communities as well.
The MSE 2019 agenda covered all critical topics of the European Security Agenda including Protection of Critical Infrastructures, Disasters and Crises Management, Societal Resilience enhancement, security of the EU External Borders, the fight against organized Crime and Terrorism, security of Digital Systems and IoT as well as the raising challenges of Cybersecurity.
FASTER: New technologies to boost operational capabilities of First Responders while improving their safety
The Innovation Manager of FASTER project presented the ovearll scenario starting from needs discussed with first responders and local authorities to the enhancement of processes with the use of innovative services provided by new technologies. Technologies introduced ranged from the use of Augmented Reality, Autonomous vehicles, Wearable biometric sensors, resilient communication and drones both with specific objectives and swarm of them to patrol and support communication.
The Portable Common Operational Picture
All technologies will be usable through the use of FASTER mobile situation awareness dashboard.
Safety First Responders as a priority
Effectiveness of intervention coupled with an improived safety for First Responders are key priorities.
Co-Design as innovative approach
FASTER is establishing new ways of involving them in the development phase.
The Finnish pilot debriefing was held on April the 19th involving representatives of first responders who participated the pilot event. It was very interesting to collect precise and argumented comments focalising both strenghs and opportunities for each used...
Thanks to all participants After the pilot exercise a workshop with all available operators was organised to collect their feedbacks to improve the FASTER adherence to first responders' needs. 18 first responders participated the experience and the discussion was...