May 15, 2019
The EU project Standardization of Situational Awareness Systems to Strengthen Operations in civil protection (SAYSO) recently introduced the EU Multi-stakeholder Standardized Situational Awareness (SA) System (MSSAS) at SAYSO's international conference in Budapest April 15-17, 2019. MSSAS is based on the requirements of crisis managers, identified from two international surveys, four technical expert meetings, two public workshops and discussions with members of the Advisory Board and among consortium members, and special MSSAS-modules have been designed for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, Paramedics and Technical Relief Organisations. The MSSAS does not endorse or recommend any commercially available products, but has used BREEZE ExDAM as an example for advanced SA in crisis management. The following is an excerpt from SAYSO regarding the use of ExDAM:
"An important functionality for advanced SA in crisis management is modelling. In this process GIS image/data processing, 3D building modeler, interactive visualization, and dynamic scene-update are integrated into a 3D model, e.g., of an office building. Taking real-time positional measurements of people and resources within a structure, even a multi-story building and its users can be visualized for the incident commanders as 3D SA. This approach can increase the speed and effectiveness of an emergency response, thus saving lives and decreasing costs. This concept has been used for various practical applications in advanced SA; examples are described in the section below."
Figure 9: Structural damage (colour-coded) in building affected by car bomb explosion (arrow indicates position of Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED); red: total destruction; blue: undamaged)
Figure 10: Detailed damages on second building floor due to VBIED blast (red: total destruction; blue: undamaged)
Figure 11: 3D science-based model of explosive damage to persons (blue: undamaged; red: fully destroyed body part)