COPE

Common Operational Picture Exploitation

 Coordinatore TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT 

 Organization address address: TEKNIIKANTIE 4 A
city: ESPOO
postcode: 02044 VTT

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Merja
Cognome: Asikainen
Email: send email
Telefono: +358 20 722 6854
Fax: +358 20 722 6027

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Finland [FI]
 Sito del progetto http://cope.vtt.fi/
 Totale costo 3˙886˙574 €
 EC contributo 2˙535˙049 €
 Programma FP7-SECURITY
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Security
 Code Call FP7-SEC-2007-1
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-02-01   -   2011-01-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

 Organization address address: TEKNIIKANTIE 4 A
city: ESPOO
postcode: 02044 VTT

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Merja
Cognome: Asikainen
Email: send email
Telefono: +358 20 722 6854
Fax: +358 20 722 6027

FI (ESPOO) coordinator 0.00
2    "Pelastusopisto, Emergency Services College"

 Organization address address: Hulkontie 83
city: Kuopio
postcode: 70821

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Hannu
Cognome: Rantanen
Email: send email
Telefono: +358-17-307 320
Fax: +358-17-307 222

FI (Kuopio) participant 0.00
3    BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd

 Organization address address: Warwick House
city: FARNBOROUGH
postcode: GU14 6YU

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Jasmine
Cognome: Sheeley
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1173 028134
Fax: +44 1173 028124

UK (FARNBOROUGH) participant 0.00
4    BAE Systems C-ITS

 Organization address address: Ostermalmsgatan 87
city: STOCKHOLM
postcode: SE-114 86

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Johan
Cognome: Warpe
Email: send email
Telefono: +46 70 7420995
Fax: +46 8 52802660

SE (STOCKHOLM) participant 0.00
5    CESS GMBH CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN SECURITY STRATEGIES

 Organization address address: OSTERWALDSTRASSE 57
city: MUNCHEN
postcode: 80805

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Thomas
Cognome: Beer
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 89 6937 7147
Fax: +49 89 6937 7147

DE (MUNCHEN) participant 0.00
6    GMVIS SKYSOFT SA

 Organization address city: LISBOA
postcode: 1998025

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jorge
Cognome: Madeira
Email: send email
Telefono: +351 21 382 93 66
Fax: +351 21 386 64 93

PT (LISBOA) participant 0.00
7    Ministerul Internelor si Reformei Administrative

 Organization address address: Piata Revolutiei
city: Bucharest
postcode: 10086

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Lucian
Cognome: Motruna
Email: send email
Telefono: +40 21 208 6150/ int. 27113
Fax: +40 21 242 0892

RO (Bucharest) participant 0.00
8    THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

 Organization address address: College Green -
city: DUBLIN
postcode: 2

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Deirdre
Cognome: Savage
Email: send email
Telefono: +353 1 896 1942
Fax: +353 1 896 2755

IE (DUBLIN) participant 0.00
9    UTI SYSTEMS S.A.

 Organization address address: Cernauti Street 27C
city: Bucharest
postcode: 22183

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Viorel
Cognome: Petcu
Email: send email
Telefono: +40 21 20 12 602
Fax: +40 21 20 12 694

RO (Bucharest) participant 0.00

Mappa


 Word cloud

Esplora la "nuvola delle parole (Word Cloud) per avere un'idea di massima del progetto.

flow    agencies    cope    monitor    mapped    services    crisis    emergency    responder    responders    trials    differences    appropriate    first    cop    solutions    situation    designed    picture    situational    ability    command    technologies    technological   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The Common Operational Picture Exploitation (COPE) project will integrate COTS solutions and novel technologies to achieve a step change in information flow both from and to the first responder in order to increase situational awareness across agencies and at all levels of the command chain. A user-driven approach will be taken to develop new technologies for supporting user information requirements at the scene of the event. First responders belong to a heterogeneous group in terms of crisis environments as well as roles, command structure, organisational and national differences. Therefore, the project will apply a wide range of human factors methods to better understand the processes of individual agencies to ensure that new systems both match requirements and can be integrated with legacy processes and technologies. COPE will use the skills and competencies of a strong team of research scientists both from industry and academia, of technology providers and systems integrators supported by end users. The project will develop use cases with end users to build a rich picture of the requirements and moreover the differences in requirements across agencies, organisations and nations. Supported by the end user community, the requirements will be mapped against the technologies developed to offer tailored solutions. The consortium has much experience from crisis management projects and understands the need to enhance information flow between the first responders and higher command structures for better situational awareness. The project will realise and trial mobile technologies to support first responders by giving them: - the ability to share ground truth with the COP -increased cognitive situational awareness to enhance decision making -support for multi-agency co-operation and communication -the ability to localise personnel, to navigate and to generate maps -the capability to monitor safety issues, tasking, as well as post crisis audit'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Achieving and increasing situational awareness throughout and across response agencies is vital in emergency management situations. An EU-funded project has developed a new system for improving the information flow both from and to the first responder.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

During an emergency such as a major chemical spill, the emergency services rely on a common operational picture (COP) to monitor, respond to and manage the situation. A COP is a description at the time of the emergency situation that supports the emergency responders both within and between different emergency services to react appropriately.

Achieving a better COP was the aim of the 'Common operational picture exploitation' (COPE) project, funded by the EU. The project set out to create technological solutions designed to enable improved emergency management by enhancing the command-and-control performance, and the reliability of technical support.

Initially, COPE members gained a thorough understanding of the first responder's work and reviewed the appropriate methods and technologies. They then mapped the user requirements to the technological possibilities, and designed and developed the technological solutions. Finally, these solutions were tested in several trials.

According to the judgement of the first responder, end users and external stakeholders, the system and its components worked well in all the trials. Some temporary failures and reductions in functionality were expected but did not detract from the project's detailed and overall results.

The technological innovations and specifications resulting from COPE project efforts will be integrated into rescue service procedures as and when appropriate. This integration requires additional planning and future research in order to adapt the project's solutions and fully exploit its technology.

Altri progetti dello stesso programma (FP7-SECURITY)

DESSI (2011)

Decision Support on Security Investment

Read More  

ARENA (2011)

Architecture for the Recognition of thrEats to mobile assets using Networks of multiple Affordable sensors

Read More  

SAFE-COMMS (2009)

Counter-Terrorism Crisis Communications Strategies for Recovery and Continuity

Read More