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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)."

Visit us at Hannover Messe 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.

TRIDEC is 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.

TRIDEC is nominated for the IRM Global Risk Award

The TRIDEC project is nominated for IRM’s Global Risk Awards 2013 and has been shortlisted for the award category "Managing Risk Across Boundaries".

Managing risk across boundaries
"More and more organisations are operating across geographical boundaries as they look to enter new markets. How can risk management be most effective in a multinational organisation? We will be looking for entries from individuals or teams where there is strong evidence of a strategic approach to managing risk management across boundaries."

The awards night will take place on 28th February 2013 in London, UK

TRIDEC Framework successfully validated in NEAMWave2012 Exercise

TRIDEC Framework successfully validated in NEAMWave2012 Exercise

The TRIDEC software framework has been deployed as a tsunami early warning system at the premises of the Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA) in Lissabon and the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI) in Istanbul. Both institutes are partners in the TRIDEC project that is coordinated by the GFZ.

On November 27–28, 2012, two scenarios in the European-wide Tsunami exercise NEAMWave2012 were successfully accomplished with IPMA and KOERI as responsible partners. The software demonstrated the seamless integration of diverse components including sensor systems, simulation data, and dissemination hardware. The functionalities that were showcased significantly exceeded the internationally agreed range of capabilities. This included direct Centre-to-Centre communication via software systems between Turkey and Portugal and also the ingestion of eyewitness reports sent from mobile devices via apps. Also the crowd-mapping platform Ushahidi was integrated, which has been repeatedly used to capture eyewitness reports during natural disasters.

Four of the 18 organizations participating in the exercise acted as so-called Candidate Tsunami Watch Providers (CTWP) in four different scenarios. They disseminated warning messages on an international level to the other participants, acting as Tsunami Warning Focal Points (TWFP) and also on the national level as National Tsunami Warning Centers (NTWC), distributing the warning messages to the corresponding Civil Protection Agency (CPA) in charge.

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