The H2020 project “Search & Rescue” has been kicked off last week. The project is about Emerging technologies for the Early location of Entrapped victims under Collapsed Structures and Advanced Wearables for risk assessment and First Responders Safety in SAR operations. Within the S&R consortium, IMOB-Hasselt University will work on algorithms that will allow coordinating UAVs (drones) so that these can help during emergency situations.
The S&R project will design, implement and test through a series of large scale pilot scenarios a highly interoperable, modular platform for first responders’ capitalising on expertise and technological infrastructure from both COncORDE and IMPRESS FP7 projects. The project’s goal is to develop a model which allows to operate more effectively and to easily incorporate next generation R&D and COTS solutions which will be possibly adopted in the future disaster management systems. The Model will also support a unified vision of the EU role and will provide a common framework to assess needs and integrate responses.
More info: www.search-and-rescue.eu