Computational BioMedicine Laboratory


Category: european

Project Title: NEREIDs: Embracing Innovation for Preparedness in Civil Protection & Marine Pollution

Funding Organization: EU Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection

Programme: ECHO/SUB/2012/638494

Coordinator: Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)

Partners: Cyprus Civil Defence, Technological Institute of Crete, Decentralized Authority of Crete, Department of Fischeries and Marine Research, Cardiff University, Hellenic Red Cross, Univerity of Cyprus, Ubilabs, National Emergency Medical Services

Duration: 1/1/2013-31/12/2014

Expiration Date: 2014

Total Budget: 537425

FORTH ICS budget: 134606

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Project Objective: The NEREIDs proposal aims to strengthen civil protection and marine pollution preparedness and cooperation among Greece and Cyprus, building on international standards, best practices, and innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). An eLearning platform building on innovative concepts of online games, mobile technologies & apps will train professionals and volunteers in plans and best practices supported by R&D in Greece, UK, and Germany. Risk assessment techniques supported by cooperation of marine research centres in Greece, Cyprus and the UK, and an incident database including descriptions of incidents in a standard format will provide the basis for Skills development on cross-border cooperation and synergies, the Host Nation Support (HNS) guidelines, and collaboration among professionals and Red Cross and Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe volunteers.

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