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Trialing Innovative Technologies in Crisis Management - “Airborne and Terrestrial Situational Awareness” as Support Tool in Flood Response

Schröter, Elisa and Kiefl, Ralph and Neidhardt, Eric and Gurczik, Gaby and Dalaff, Carsten and Lechner, Konstanze (2020) Trialing Innovative Technologies in Crisis Management - “Airborne and Terrestrial Situational Awareness” as Support Tool in Flood Response. Applied Sciences, 10 (11), pp. 1-23. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/app10113743. ISSN 2076-3417.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/app10113743


Flooding represents the most-occurring and deadliest threats worldwide among natural disasters. Consequently, new technologies are constantly developed to improve response capacities in crisis management. The remaining challenge for practitioner organizations is not only to identify the best solution to their individual demands, but also to test and evaluate its benefit in a realistic environment before the disaster strikes. To bridge the gap between theoretic potential and actual integration into practice, the EU-funded project DRIVER+ has designed a methodical and technical environment to assess innovation in a realistic but non-operational setup through trials. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) interdisciplinary merged mature technical developments into the “Airborne and terrestrial situational awareness” system and applied it in a DRIVER+ Trial to promote a sustainable and demand-oriented R&D. Experienced practitioners assessed the added value of its modules “KeepOperational” and “ZKI” in the context of large-scale flooding in urban areas. The solution aimed at providing contextual route planning in police operations and extending situational awareness based on information derived through aerial image processing. The user feedback and systematically collected data through the DRIVER + Test-bed approved that DLR’s system could improve transport planning and situational awareness across organizations. However, the results show a special need to consider, for example, cross-domain data-fusion techniques to provide essential 3D geo-information to effectively support specific response tasks during flooding.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/135289/
Document Type:Article
Title:Trialing Innovative Technologies in Crisis Management - “Airborne and Terrestrial Situational Awareness” as Support Tool in Flood Response
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Schröter, ElisaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1928-1135
Kiefl, RalphUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7622-5458
Neidhardt, EricUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5111-6324
Gurczik, GabyUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4969-1688
Lechner, KonstanzeUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7443-8521
Date:28 May 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Applied Sciences
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1-23
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Series Name:Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology
Keywords:crisis management; rapid mapping; traffic management; aerial imagery; situational awareness; flood response
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Optical remote sensing for security-relevant applications
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems
German Remote Sensing Data Center > Geo Risks and Civil Security
Deposited By: Schröter, Elisa
Deposited On:18 Jun 2020 14:36
Last Modified:20 Jun 2021 15:53

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