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Autumn School 14th to 18th October 2013:
Implementation of Tsunami Early Warning Systems in the North East Atlantic and Mediterranean

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1st July 2013: TRIDEC @ at the West Coast Alaska Tsunami Early Warning Centre
TRIDEC Researchers from GFZ, Germany and IT Innovation, United Kingdom showcased  TRIDEC Software and research activities  at the West Coast Alaska Tsunami Early Warning Centre (WCATWC) operated by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Palmer, Alaska on July 1st 2013.




08-12 April 2013: Visit us at Hannover Messe 2013

We invite you to visit us at the joint Fraunhofer IOSB – TRIDEC booth at the Hannover Messe from 8–12 April 2013 (Hall 2, Stand D18).

2 TRIDEC presentations will be held on: Tsunami early warning system for the Mediterranean Sea and the North-East Atlantic

Monday, 2013/04/08, 12:15 - 13:00, Hall 2, Stand D04 more information
and Thursday, 2013/04/11, 12:00 - 13:00, Hall 2, Stand D04 more information


07-12 April 2013: Visit us at EGU 2013

The TRIDEC project organizes a Townhall Meeting at this years General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) on Monday, April 8 in Vienna on "Big data and software architecture meet geophysics and crisis management"
We would like to invite everybody attending the EGU General Assembly to attend this exciting evening.
The Townhall Meeting will bring together people with research interests in the overlapping fields of big data, software architecture, geophysics and crisis management, including (but not limited to) the EGU Divisions of Natural Hazards and Earth and Space Science Informatics to discuss the state of the art and upcoming challenges.
Details about the Townhall Meeting are available here:

Session NH5.6: Early warning systems for tsunamis and other natural hazards;
Conveners: Gerassimos Papadopoulos, Joachim Wächter; Co-Conveners: Zoheir Sabeur, Kym Watson
Wed, 10 Apr, 13:30–17:15 / Room G8

"... This session is aimed to present different early warning systems, independent of whether these deal with landslides, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes , droughts or meteorological events, to name a few only, but it gives special attention to tsunami warning systems since these have been responsible of the major catastrophes of the last decade. This session addresses among others main achievements of and future challenges for the architecture of warning systems. Relevant topics include but are not limited to:
- Integration of heterogeneous sensor systems
- Application of unconventional sensors for situation assessment and damage estimation, e.g. blogs, smartphone apps, and low cost mobile airborne sensors
- Process design of standard operational procedures in warning centres
- Integration of simulation systems for forecasting of processes as well as systematic testing of warning systems
- Message-based coordination of activities of warning centres in a system-of-systems environment, e.g. based on the Common Alerting Protocol (OASIS)
- Concepts of and best practices for the operation of complex multinational warning systems, e.g. utilisation of service level agreements (SLA) and IT Infrastructure Library procedures (ITIL)."


February 28, 2013: TRIDEC was honored with the IRM Global Risk Award 2013

The TRIDEC Project was honored with the IRM Global Risk Award 2013 in the category ‘Managing Risks across Boundaries‘.

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) is the world‘s leading enterprise-wide risk education institute. As a non-for-profit organization, IRM believes in the importance of risk management and that investment in education and continual professional development leads to more effective risk management.

The award winners were revealed at the prestigious Grand Connaught Rooms in London on February 28, 2013, with around 350 leading international risk professionals attending.

The award was received by Martin Hammitzsch and Dorit Kerschke of the Centre of GeoInformation Technology (CeGIT).

The TRIDEC Project successfully competed against the Intel Corporation, SAP AG, Nest Investment Holdings, and Parsons Brinkerhoff that were also nominated in this category.



November 28/29: TRIDEC baptism of fire successfully accomplished

As a first means of testing in a real world environment the TRIDEC software framework has performed excellently and exceeded by far the standard range of capabilities for the NEAMWave2012 Tsunami Warning Exercise which embraced 18 national tsunami warning organisations in the North East Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.

Precise warnings for the related affected areas were created and disseminated over the various distribution channels based on incoming sensor data from various sources including seismic networks, seismic analysis systems, tide gauges, and tsunami simulations.

As new features, centre-to-centre communication as well as crowd mapping were demonstrated in a tsunami warning system for the first time.

The successful performance of the TRIDEC software marks a major breakthrough towards the establishment of operable early warning systems in the Mediterranean and the North East Atlantic areas.

Tsunami warning covers one of the two TRIDEC software architecture use cases which include Natural Crisis Management and Industrial Subsurface Development.

The TRIDEC CCUI in North East Atlantic

The TRIDEC Command and Control User Interface in the North East Atlantic Tsunami.

Dr. Fernando Carillho of IPMA in Lisbon giving directions to the personnel on duty

Dr. Fernando Carillho of IPMA in Lisbon giving directions to the personnel on duty

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Co-funded by the European Commission under FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) Action Line: ICT-2009.4.3 Intelligent Information Management Project Reference: 258723

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