How to validate and distribute
validated data in a crisis situation?
When in a real crisis or disaster, we want both fully informed rescuers on the scene and the public fully aware of what they need to do to be safe and/or help. In this chaotic context everyone should be relying on validated data.

THE CHALLENGE

When in a real crisis or disaster, we want both fully informed rescuers on the scene and the public fully aware of what they need to do to be safe and/or help. In this chaotic context everyone should be relying on validated data. There is a data field surrounding every crisis. The richer and more connected the data field the better. The data field consists of open (the general public, internet of things, databases) and closed (professional rescue organizations and ‘crisis partners’) data.

Nowadays citizens are able to collect a lot of valuable information through their smartphones or other to the internet connected hardware. This means that they have the potential to help us and (potential) victims during an incident or a disaster.

To get a validated and complete picture of the situation they’re confronted with, the Emergency and Crisis Management Centre (ECMC)  wants to:

  1. Use the open data
  2. Use closed data of organizations with potential relevant information during a crisis.
  3. Let people contribute to the validation of the situation. Can the ECCC ask civilians already present on the scene e.g. if a fire somewhere is still burning or to take pictures of the situation?

DOMAIN EXPERTS PRESENT AT THE HACKATHON

Expert crisis management
Expert fire brigade
Information manager
Emergency and Crisis Management Centre
Expert LCMS
Expert LMS

TOOLBOX

A demo set with GEO map-layers;
Access to applications with a demo account (like crisis management systems or systems used by the Emergency Control Centre) relevant to the challenge (to be announced);
Ways to connect applications through webservice/API’s (to be announced)

TYPE OF TEAM ELIGIBLE TO APPLY

Pre-Startup
Startup
Mature SME
Corporate

PROTOCOL OR
APPLICATION SOLUTION?

Protocol, as the solution needs to be broadly adopted.

OPEN SOURCE OR PROPRIETARY

Open Source, because of the fact that they are not looking for a complete solution in this phase. We expect teams to develop a prototype that can be developed further in changing coalitions. In this way we want to stimulate lasting and natural innovation in the safety domain.
Motivation

IFV would like to understand how can the information management during a crisis – which is quite centralized and depending on professionals the moment –  be redesigned towards a more ‘smart’, decentralized and risk-tolerant system? How can these techniques help the Emergency and Crisis Management Centre (ECMC) to continuously have a current picture of risks emerging in the society, that could potentially lead to a crisis situation.

Ambition

Having real time trustworthy information (live feed of civilians / sensors) at the accident scene during the suppression;

Goals

Utilize emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and blockchain to collect and interpret the gathered data and in this way contribute to the picture and the validation of the situation.

The solution should provide feedback and action perspectives to everyone (public and professionals) involved with the crisis situation from validated data.

The solution should potentially be able to alert civilians (for example via an app) with specific skills beneficial to help the rescuers and victims. How would they be motivated to do so?
Next to that, the consortium is wondering in which way these techniques and the collected data could help the Emergency and Crisis Management Centre (ECMC) to continuously have a current picture of risks emerging in the society, that could potentially lead to a crisis situation.

Track record in innovation and working to accelerate with teams/companies

Coming soon.

CONSORTIUM

Current consortium.

The Instituut Fysieke Veiligheid (IFV)
Ministry of Justice & Safety
Landelijke Samenwerking Meldkamers   (Dutch collaboration of the public-safety answering points (PSAP’s)
Safety Region Friesland
Safety Region Groningen
Safety Region Rotterdam

Welcoming.

Non-commercial and/ or governmental organisations that can offer specific expertise in the field of emerging technologies are very welcome to show interest in taking part in the consortium.

INCUBATION

What does the partner offer. The Netherlands consists of 25 independent Safety Regions. We offer winning teams to present their solution to the Raad Directeuren Veiligheidsregio (the national council of the managing directors of the 25 regions), this presentation will potentially unlock new opportunities for the teams.

What do consortium partners offer. They offer an entrance in the network of the Dutch Crisis- and Disastermanagement.  They offer possibilities to pitch your solution on a national level or specifically within certain safety regions. Safety regions share a lot of information, so when a solution works very well in Safety Region X, than the chance that this solution will be implemented in other Safety Regions increases. The better your solution, how bigger the chance that your solution will be adapted on national scale.

CONTENT

Watch this video to get an idea of our vision of the future:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tfnmhl-A54

An interesting article: this shows the need for real time validated information on the basis of open data:
https://www.ftm.nl/artikelen/lek-farmsum?share=1&utm_campaign=Eric-Smit

MAIN CONTACT

Lars Scheenstra
Fire Officer of the Safety Region of Groningen

Any questions? Please approach Lars and the entire Track through the community Crisis and disaster management-group: 

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