The SYNERGISE project took part at the CERIS- Disaster Resilient Societies (DRS) Annual Event

Brussels, Belgium

4 - 7 December 2023

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The SYNERGISE project aims to advance technologies that enhance the efficiency and safety of first and second responders in both natural and man-made disasters. The project actively participated in the CERIS DISASTER RESILIENT SOCIETIES Event—an annual gathering designed to bring together disaster resilient societies held at the Bouche à Oreille, Brussels on December 4 – 7, 2023. The event serves as a platform for sharing updates and insights on ongoing and upcoming projects, fostering dialogue among policy-makers, practitioners, scientists, industry/SMEs, and civil society. The engagement at the event facilitated discussions on current developments and expectations for the year 2024 in the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) sector. 

The SYNERGISE project made a notable presence on Day 3, focusing about technologies for first and second responders. 

At the Panel 2 discussions on research gaps in technology developments, Robbert Heinecke from (Gezamenlijke Brandweer) emphasized the importance of first responders’ involvement in technology development and the necessity for new and existing technologies to be interoperable. 

In Panel 3, our project coordinator, Tiina Ristmäe from THW, along with Evangelos Sdongos from ASTRIAL and Anastasios Dimou from CERTH, discussed tools and technologies for monitoring, surveillance, and rescues that are being advanced and developed in the SYNERGISE project. 

During Panel 4, Tiina Ristmäe took the lead and moderated the panel discussion about technology validation in research projects.