The SYNERGISE project boosts collaboration and mission efficiency using its innovative toolkit, enhancing first responders' situational awareness for effective emergency responses

The SYNERGISE project empowers first responders by unveiling an innovative toolkit, enhancing incident management and response efficiency

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Societies increasingly face considerable yet unpredictable risks from both man-made and natural hazards and climate change is also having a massive impact on society’s vulnerability. First responders are among the first to arrive and provide assistance or incident resolution at the scene of disaster, therefore special care must be taken not to expose them to any physical or mental risk.

Especially in those incidents in which multiple agencies collaborate and need to exchange information over an uncharted and hazardous area, a holistic and synergistic incident management approach as well as effective tools is crucial to preserve their protection and augment their situational awareness.

SYNERGISE aims is to improve the management of natural and man-made disasters while fostering collaboration among first responders. This innovative, cost-effective, modular, and highly reliable toolkit is expected to increase mission effectiveness and enhance victim detection at highly challenging and complex incident sites.

To improve first responders’ collaborative response and enhance efficiency and safety during the critical mission, SYNERGISE has set following objectives

  • To increase EU resilience and decrease societies’ vulnerability against natural and man-made hazards by delivering a Novel Integrated Toolkit for Collaborative Response and Enhanced Situational Awareness (NIT-CRES) which appropriately addresses and further elaborates on Capability Gaps as identified by IFAFRI and is extensively validated by responders facilitating training and acceptance.
  • To ensure uptake of the SYNERGISE solutions through wide communication and dissemination activities as well as efficient exploitation, business planning and market analysis.
  • To integrate, test and validate SYNERGISE systems and services with the active engagement of users.
  • To deliver a novel swarm of robots (aerial, OWL – legged, ANYmal and crawling/version enabled-SNAKE) for response missions.
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  • To deliver a reliable infrastructure-less indoor localisation system (as a wearable of First Responders) seamlessly patched with outdoor positioning infrastructure.
  • To deliver a novel wearable attached to the garment of First Responders for vitals monitoring and active threats (e.g., hazardous gases, abnormal environmental conditions, etc.) detection and identification.
  • To deliver advanced augmented reality services to operational & tactical response teams.
  • To deliver ubiquitous, ad-hoc, rapidly deployable, high bandwidth field and HQ communications.
  • To deliver enhanced C4I and IMS capabilities – Command, Control, Communication Coordination, and Intelligence (extraction) and Incident Management at the service of response agencies.
response to natural and man made disasters
  • To deliver a novel Human-Machine teaming framework to boost collaboration among FR teams and with their response tools.
  • To increase civil protection effectiveness by significantly enhancing response performance in an international setting.
  • To ensure societal, ethical, legal, privacy, security and inclusiveness requirements, best practices and regulations are followed advancing SYNERGISE sustainability.
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