In the framework of the FP7 funded project under the call for Security, named IMPRESS, a large consortia with representatives from the ICT sector, along with medical doctors and state owned organizations had focus its efforts on an idea to built up a decision support tool in favor of medical teams first responding in cases of disasters. This tool is having potential to provide shortest path to the medical teams in the ambulances when it comes to localization and also provide information in the headquarters what expectations for injuries and collapsed infrastructures can be seen on the field when providing first aid to the affected people. One of the scenarios developed for test purposes under the project IMPRESS is located on the border area between Bulgaria and Greece in Kresna Gorge, where will be simulated a major earthquake plus massive flood event from Struma river which cause E-79 high speed road collapse and over 750 people with many fractures and injuries. This figures bring the Bulgarian health system in the area and the state representatives in the local government of Blagoevgrad to ask national and international help in order to save as many lives as possible. In our paper we will describe the Project DSS structure and the cross-border scenario tests and first results.
In June 14th 2016, Dr Nina Dobrinkova from IICT-BAS (IMPRESS project member) presented "IMPRESS Project Decision Support Tool in Real Test Case Scenario Application" during SEMINAR WITH EU COOPERATION ON EARLY WARNING AND DISASTER / CRISIS MANAGEMENT session of the 6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CARTOGRAPHY AND GIS.
The Conference took place between 13th and 17th of June, in Albena Bulgaria. The aim of the conference is to collect knowledge and share experience about the latest achievements in the field of cartography and GIS. Nowadays, particular attention is paid to the important European region – the Balkan Peninsula.
Further to the conference topics, a Seminar with EU Cooperation on Early Warning & Disaster / Crisis Management Topics, and a Interactive workshop on “Designing and Conducting User Studies”, have been conducted.
You can download IMPRESS paper for this conference through the Publication area or directly through here.
Conference proceedings and photos from the event are availiable thorugh the official website.