Welcome to TeamAware

Aug, 2021 | Issue 1

We are thrilled to set ourselves on this Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action project, under the call H2020-SU-SEC-2019 (SU-DRS02-2018-2019-2020) – Technologies for first responders, (total budget of 6,964,702 EUR) for the next three years (May 2021 – Apr 2024).

The main objective of the TeamAware Project is to develop an integrated and cost-efficient situational awareness system for first responders from different sectors with heterogeneous and hardly interoperable sensor units including drone mounted, wearable, and external sensor systems.

First responders are the groups of people, services and organizations with specialized skills and qualifications whose duty it is to arrive to the emergency zone first, search, save and rescue operations, and perform crisis management in natural or human-made disasters. Although first responders provide secure and safe societies by protecting the communities, responding to the disasters, and rescuing lives, they often use inefficient, weak and obsolete technologies in the operations. With respect to the current situation, the operational capabilities of the first responders can be dramatically boosted by the advances in technology and engineering fields such as smart sensor systems, wearables, data processing, data fusion, data analytics, communication infrastructure, and artificial intelligence tools.

In this respect, TeamAware will enhance crisis management, flexibility and reaction capability of first responders from different sectors through real time, fused, refined, and manageable information by using highly standardized augmented reality and mobile human machine interfaces.

Our consortium is composed of 24 private and public organizations from 13 different countries, with HAVELSAN (Turkey) as the technical coordinator and SIMAVI (Romania) as the administrative coordinator. We count on first responder service providers and managers, experts in digital development of emergency management solutions and experts in IoT (Sensor) deployment and evaluation. The well-balanced TeamAware consortium is our strength to achieve the main goal of the project.

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Events

The project’s kick-off meeting was held online on 5-6 May 2021 with about 70 researchers from 13 difference countries.

Who is involved?

There will be two demonstrations, namely “natural disaster” and “human-made disaster” in real environment so that participating end users will deploy, test and measure the performance under real conditions with direct participation of the end users. The TeamAware consortium brings into play the expertise from different specializations under sensor network, fusion, data processing, AI, interoperability, AR etc. There are also 7 first responder organizations (2 fire fighters, 3 medical first responders, 1 LEA and 1 resilience advisor network) participating as full partners. The strong involvement of the end-users and organizations as full partners provides the project with coordination and expertise on the first responder operations. Main expertise areas of each partner and complementariness among them are summarized, below:

Participant Type* Main expertise areas and competences Main contribution in the Project
1 HAVELSAN IND. High-tech sensor and modelling technologies Technical Coord., chemical dispersion modelling and team activity monitoring systems
2 TREE SME Computer vision, machine learning System architecture design and analysis
3 THALES IND. Computer vision, environmental modelling Visual scene analysis system
4 EUCENTRE RI. Computer vision, structure risk analysis Infrastructure monitoring system
5 AITEX RI. Chemical agent detection systems, wearables Wearable chemical detection system
6 AVISA SME Acoustic signal processing system Acoustic event (gunshot) detection system
7 DUNE SME Indoor localization systems Outdoor/indoor localization system
8 INT SME Computer science, artificial intelligence Citizen and city integration system
9 SRDC SME Communication protocols and interfaces Cloud based communication network
10 AIT RI. IoT and sensor applications Interoperability and data collection
11 FHG RI. Sensor fusion, incident management Sensor fusion, platform software
12 LUCIAD IND. Augmented reality Augmented reality applications and HMI
13 ENIDE SME Mobile applications Mobile applications and HMI
14 SU UNIV Augmented reality Augmented reality applications and HMI
15 CERTH NPO Acoustic signal processing system Acoustic event (speech) detection system
16 ERI NPO Ethical/legal/social implications of technology Ethics, societal impacts, data protection
17 SIMAVI IND. Support for pilot implementations Administrative Coord. TeamAware system integration and test
18 RAN NW First responders’ network TeamAware demonstration
19 BBB FF Demonstration zones (underground and buildings) TeamAware demonstration support
20 AAHD MD Medical first responders in the operations Definition of use cases and scenarios
21 AHBVP FF Fire fighters in the operations Definition of use cases and scenarios
22 JOAFG MD Medical first responders in the operations Definition of use cases and scenarios
23 SPP LEA Security first responders in the operations TeamAware demonstration support
24 HSEPC MD Medical first responders in the operations Definition of use cases and scenarios
* IND: large industry, RI: research institute, SME: small and medium sized enterprise, UNIV: university, FF: Firefighter, MD: medical first responder, LEA:law enforcement agency, NPO: non-profit organisation, NW: first responder network

Contact

Monica Florea
Administrative Coordinator

European Projects Department
SIMAVI
Soseaua Bucuresti-Ploiesti 73-81 COM
Bucuresti/ROMANIA

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Tolga Sönmez
Technical Coordinator

Command and Control Systems
HAVELSAN
Eskişehir Yolu 7 km
Ankara/TURKEY

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101019808.

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