UHHA: A framework for emergency management in chemical accidents

Riitta Molarius, Henrik Huovila, Ville Kotovirta, Wessberg Nina, Jussi Yliaho

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Abstract

Despite the vast amount of information available concerning natural and man-made accidents, rescue forces are generally not able to use the existing information efficiently in their decision making. The purpose of the UHHA project was to create a framework for an emergency management system that collects practical data from an emergency situation, merges the data in order to get a better overall view of the situation, and sends the analysed information to the rescue services and other decision makers, and other actors and stakeholders. The results show that it is possible to provide real-time information for emergencies' management by combining chemical measurements with dispersion and population modelling. This paper describes the principles of behind the UHHA concept.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymposium Proceedings: NBC 2009 7th Symposium on CBRNE Threats. Meeting the future challenges. Jyväskylä, 8 - 11 June 2009
Place of PublicationHelsinki
Pages112-116
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventNBC 2009: 7th Symposium on CBRNE Threats: Meeting the future challenges - Jyväskylä, Finland
Duration: 8 Jun 200911 Jun 2009

Conference

ConferenceNBC 2009: 7th Symposium on CBRNE Threats
Abbreviated titleNBC 2009
CountryFinland
CityJyväskylä
Period8/06/0911/06/09

Keywords

  • common operational picture
  • wireless sensor network
  • situational awareness

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