Modelling Crisis Management for improved action and preparedness

  • Heikkilä, Anna-Mari (Manager)
  • Venho-Ahonen, Outi (Participant)
  • Räikkönen, Minna (Participant)
  • Kunttu, Susanna (Participant)
  • Molarius, Riitta (Participant)
  • Jähi, Markus (Participant)
  • Rosqvist, Tony (Participant)
  • Peltonen, Ulla (Owner)
  • Rouhiainen, Veikko (Owner)
  • Yliaho, Jussi (Participant)
  • Kojo, Heta (Participant)
  • Kupi, Eija (Participant)
  • Piira, Kalevi (Participant)

    Project: EU project

    Project Details


    he CRISMA project shall develop a simulation-based decision support system (Integrated Crisis Management System - ICMS), for modelling crisis management, improved action and preparedness. The ICMS shall facilitate simulation and modelling of realistic crisis scenarios, possible response actions, and the impacts of crisis depending on both the external factors driving the crisis development and the various actions of the crisis management team.

    A common set of criteria and performance indicators for crisis management simulation and optimisation provided by CRISMA modelling system shall enable decision makers and crisis managers to: (1) model possible multi-sectoral crisis scenarios and assess the consequences of an incident, (2) simulate possible impacts resulting from alternative actions, (3) support strategic decisions on capabilities, related investments, reserves, inventories (3) optimise the deployment of resources dedicated to crisis response in-line with the evolvement of a crisis, and (4) to improve action plans for preparedness and response phases of the crisis management.
    Effective start/end date1/03/1231/08/15

    Collaborative partners

    • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (lead)
    • Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO)
    • Analisi e Monitorraggio del Rischio Ambientale (AMRA)
    • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
    • Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics (ADAI)
    • Tallinn University of Technology
    • NICE Systems Ltd.
    • Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    • Insta DefSec Oy
    • Spacebel S.A.
    • Cismet GmbH
    • Emergency Services Academy Finland
    • Magen David Adom (MDA)
    • Public Safety Communication Europe Forum (PSCE)
    • Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)
    • German Red Cross (DKR)
    • ARTELIA Eau & Environnement

    UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

    Funding category

    • EU-FP7


    • Simulation
    • modelling
    • crisis scenarios
    • crisis management
    • CRISMA
    • Economic impacts tool CRISECON

      Jähi, M., Kunttu, S., Räikkönen, M. & Yliaho, J., 2015.

      Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference PosterScientific

    • Enhancing the quality of contingency planning by simulation

      Honkavuo, H., Jähi, M., Kosonen, A., Piira, K., Rannat, K., Soininen, J., Meriste, M. & Taveter, K., 2015, Proceedings The 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. Centre for Integrated Emergency Management CIEM, 6 p.

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

      Open Access
      1 Citation (Scopus)
    • ICMS User Handbook V2: CRISMA Deliverable D36.2

      Frings, S., Engelbach, W., Havlik, D., Steinnocher, K., Aubrecht, C., Dihé, P., Schlobinski, S., Güttler, R., Scholl, M., Hell, T., Taveter, K., Meriste, M., Rannat, K., De Groof, A., Vandeloise, Y., Jähi, M., Deri, O., Sommer, M. & Kosonen, A., 11 Feb 2015, European Commission EC. 36 p.

      Research output: Book/ReportReport

      Open Access