Co-ordinated by Greek risk management software firm EXUS, the aim of STAMINA is to develop an intelligent system to support first responders, practitioners, hospitals and pandemic crisis managers with decision making in the prediction and management of pandemics. It will incorporate state-of-the-art procedures and technologies such as modelling, early warning systems (e.g. by analysing social media), on-site screening methods and management tools (e.g. for the distribution of responsibilities).
In addition, the EU project is developing a guideline for risk communication and optimal procedures for co-operation between different organisations. All new tools will be tested in 12 regional trial runs and a major simulation exercise.
The AIT Center for Digital Safety & Security is one of the project’s leading partners and will be contributing a number of proven systems from its research focus to the STAMINA project, including the Emergency Maps Tool (EMT), which enables the merging of spatial information into a common information system, and the Public Safety Hub (PSH), which syntactically and semantically compares data from different areas, thereby creating a common information space. The project will also be drawing upon AIT’s Portfolio of Solutions (PoS) and the Trial Guidance Tool (TGT) – to be used in all trial runs and the large-scale cross-border exercise to support planning, processing and evaluation.
Due to commence in early September, the STAMINA project is backed by €11 million funding, €9.5 million of which is due to come from the EU funding programme Horizon 2020.