UHHA: A framework for emergency management in chemical accidents

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

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    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
    PublisherDefence Forces Technical Research Centre
    ISBN (Print)978-951-25-2012-1
    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


    ConferenceNBC 2009: 7th Symposium on CBRNE Threats
    Abbreviated titleNBC 2009


    • common operational picture
    • wireless sensor network
    • situational awareness


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