Validation of Standardisation activities in Crisis Management through a Full Scale

This study presents the validation activities carried out for two standardisation items entitled “Specifications for Digital Scenarios for Crisis Managements” and “Requirements for acquiring digital information from victims during Search and Rescue operations”. The results of the developments and the validation through a Full-Scale Exercise is presented which aims at collecting key feedback from participating […]

Resilient infrastructures through (pre-) standardization: The STRATEGY Perspective

Nowadays, threats and hazards being faced by Critical Infrastructures (CIs) become more frequent and complex, underlining the need for effective crisis management processes across all phases of the respective cycle. Standardised practices for preparing, responding, and mitigating the onset and results of such crises will enhance the efficiency of crisis management and improve the overall […]

Emergency Response Planning: Efficiency through Standardisation

Nowadays, emergency response planning across the E.U. is regulated by national legislation and internal organizational procedures of the involved public services. Although the relative plans and procedures have several commonalities, they are not fully aligned, affecting interoperability in multiple ways. In cross-border crises, approaches may cause confusion or conflict among co-responsible first responders and civil […]

Emergency Management – Exchanging of Building and Infrastructure Damage Information

Past natural disasters have pointed to the significance of a rapid and reliable damage assessment to face short-term emergency response. Therefore, disseminating building and infrastructure damage information is essential for public services and practitioners to make timely and informed decisions following a disaster. The envisaged CEN Workshop Agreement on “Exchanging of building and infrastructure damage […]

Collaborative Emergency Response – The Pathway to Standardisation

Command and control cover the decision-making and coordination activities that are implemented during an emergency by the commanders of the safety agencies. Usually, these activities are guided by various guidance, legislations and emergency response plans that are defined at local, national and/or EU level. A number of standards and directives are available worldwide, describing the […]

Digital Chain of Custody for CBRNE Events: Custody Transfer Governance

The specification of standardised processes with information related to the custody of digital evidence related to CBRNE events is a crucial issue today. The integrity of the evidence must be maintained, from its initial discovery to the subsequent submission to the court. This means it is essential to follow standardised procedures to ensure data quality […]

Interoperability in crisis management: specifications for digital scenarios to enhance acquisition of triage information during search and rescue operations

Within the content of STRATEGY EU project “Specifications for Digital Scenarios for Crisis Managements” and “Requirements for acquiring digital information from victims during Search and Rescue operations” pre-standardization items that are in progress to produce two CWA (Cen/Cenelec Workshop Agreement) under the European Committee for Standardization. In this paper we are presenting the results of […]