The preparations for DRIVER+ Trial#1 starting on 21st – 25th May 2018 in Warsaw, Poland are on-going.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
DRIVER+ Trial 1 sets out to demonstrate the potential interest of a more integrated high-level Crisis Management system in the European Union, in terms of improved situation assessment & awareness, coordination, resource pooling & sharing and cross-border cooperation. The Trial itself provides a practical demonstration of the potential of a Common Operational Picture (COP) approach at the European level. The aim of this Trial is to simulate coordinated actions at local, regional, national and international level, with the purpose of counteracting the effects of a major crisis and testing the selected CM solutions in a realistic environment. It will also evaluate the DRIVER+ Test-bed and methodology that has been developed. The event will be held over four days and will cover various exercises. A catalogue informing about the event, the solutions and the trials will be handed out at the event and published on this website afterwards.
WHO & WHERE?
Trial #1 is organised at the Polish Main School of Fire Service (SGSP), which is a state services’ national technical university supervised by the Minister of Interior and Administration. The Trial is organised around both tabletop and field exercises, which will be held both at the SGSP headquarters and SGSP’s Field Training and Rescue Innovation Base.
TRIAL SCENARIO & Solutions to be tested
Trial #1 Scenario is a massive release of chemical agent. The chemical substance deployed is a: “Red sludge”- a dangerous, very corrosive waste containing mainly Silica residues, oxides and hydroxides: iron, calcium, magnesium and other compounds contained in a bauxite (e.g., titanium compounds).
Three technological solutions will be tested which enable sharing a common operational picture, improve assessment and decision making through 3D mapping from a drone and dynamic modelling of flood wave spreading. In total 25 solutions have been received to the Call for Applications for Trial #1. The three solutions were selected based on their applicability to address the identified gaps and help the emergency services to manage major crisis more effectively and more efficiently.
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