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Second joint workshop of the B.PREPARED project in Graz

by Isabel Anger


On May 30th and 31st, 2022, the second workshop in the KIRAS project B.PREPARED - Emergency Planning and Decision Support System for Accidents with Hazardous Substances - took place. This time, the project consortium and external stakeholders met on the premises of Joanneum Research.

The first day of the workshop started with the project presentation and the status quo of the project, followed by technical inputs on industrial accidents (presentation by Dr. Thomas Lischnig, head of the chemical alarm service in Styria) and insights and discussions into processes in the event of an incident (input and moderation by IRIS). The topics "Systems and models for estimating the spread of hazardous substances" (lead: ZAMG) and "Emergency communication and dealing with uncertainties" (lead: DCNA) were then dealt within two groups. In this interactive part of the workshop, open questions could be addressed, and a lot of valuable input was collected once again.

After a short summary of the workshop results, the evening program began with a short tour and presentation of the Graz central fire station at Lendplatz and ended with an enjoyable get-together.

Day two was devoted to reviewing the previous day and determining the next steps. Above all, essential questions about the B.PREPARED platform to be developed were discussed in order to finalize the specifications:

  • In which phase of an incident should the platform to be developed be used?
  • How are the data layers displayed and which interfaces to existing systems are required? How should data protection be realized?
  • What are the data collection processes in the event of an incident (e.g. measurements by individuals, mobile measuring vehicles, etc.)? What does the connectivity of measuring devices look like?
  • Which services are offered in which form?
  • What kind of roles and access levels should be implemented?

The next workshop for all consortium partners is scheduled for September 2022 and will probably take place on the premises of ZAMG in Vienna.

Thanks to our valued guests as well as the project consortium: JOANNEUM RESEARCH - Magistratsdirektion der Stadt Graz, Sicherheitsmanagement und Bevölkerungsschutz - Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung - Berufsfeuerwehr Graz, Abteilung Katastrophenschutz und Feuerwehr - Berufsfeuerwehr Wien (Magistratsabteilung 68) - Chemiepark Linz Betriebsfeuerwehr GmbH - Oö. Landes-Feuerwehrverband - ZAMG - Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik - Disaster Competence Network Austria - IRIS - Industrial Risk and Safety Solutions – Hexagon



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