Author(s): R. Molarius, J. Korpi, H. Rantanen, H. Huovila, J. Yliaho,
N. Wessberg, K. Virrantaus & V. Rouhiainen
In spite of the huge amount of information regarding natural and man-made
accidents, rescue forces are not able to use information efficiently in their
From a rescue services point of view, the main challenge is not
only to get authentic and real data, but to get ready analysed data.
discusses the Finnish way to create an emergency management system that
collects reasonable data from an emergency situation, merges the data to get a
better overall picture, and sends the analysed assessment of the situation to the
rescue services and decision-makers.
Two pilot tests were made to define how
the information would flow from accident sites to rescue authorities and
decision-makers in the best way.
The results show that a network has to be
established for supplying and analysing the information into a suitable form to be
used in real-time management of crisis situations.
The authorities also have to
ensure that there are no technical limits which obstruct the real-time information
flow from accident sites to the decision-makers’ monitors.
common operational picture, visualization, incident.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/DMAN090061
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