Real-time risk maps to sup­port decis­i­on-making in CBRNe situa­tions

Within the frame­work of the ERI­MAPS pro­ject, the foun­da­ti­ons for the deve­lo­p­ment of soft­ware to sup­port decis­i­on-makers in respon­se to CBRNe situa­tions have been deve­lo­ped. Using less input data, the soft­ware uses auto­ma­ted risk ana­ly­sis to crea­te a risk map of the affec­ted area for the user, whe­re are­as with par­ti­cu­lar­ly high num­bers of vic­tims are high­ligh­ted in colour. The risk map is based on the com­bi­na­ti­on of simp­le phy­si­cal pro­pa­ga­ti­on models (explo­si­on pres­su­re, ther­mal radia­ti­on and toxic pro­pa­ga­ti­on) with GIS data (per­son and buil­ding data). In addi­ti­on, the pro­ba­bi­li­ty of resi­dence of per­sons, which depends on the day of the week and the time of the week, as well as cur­rent wea­ther data, are incor­po­ra­ted into the risk ana­ly­sis. The ERI­MAPS pro­ject is car­ri­ed out within the frame­work of the Aus­tri­an fun­ding pro­gram­me for secu­ri­ty rese­arch KIRAS and with the par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on of the Fede­ral Minis­try of Agri­cul­tu­re, Regi­ons and Tou­rism. The Chair of Ther­mal Pro­ces­sing Tech­no­lo­gy of Mon­tan­uni­ver­si­tät Leo­ben would like to thank its coope­ra­ti­on part­ners Johan­ni­ter Öster­reich Aus­bil­dung und For­schung gemein­nüt­zi­ge GmbH, the Fede­ral Minis­try of Sta­te Defence, the Pro­fes­sio­nal Fire Bri­ga­de Graz, the Pro­fes­sio­nal Fire Bri­ga­de Vien­na and Flamm­punkt GmbH.

Cont­act: Micha­el Hohen­ber­ger