“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 first pilot of FASTER project took place on November 17th at the National School of Civil Protection in Madrid. An earthquake was simulated to test the fieldwork procedures and FASTER technologies by the First Responders for 12 hours. Municipal Police officers...
ResCuE (RESilient CommUnications Equipment), an innovative device that can operate autonomously for several hours, is being developed by COmputer Networks & SErvices Research laboraTory- CONSERT, based on research concepts from the successfully completed project...