I-REACT (Improving Resilience to Emergencies through Advanced Cyber Technologies) is a Horizon 2020 3-year project (2016-2019) funded by the European Commission under the Secure Society Work Programme (DRS-1-2015). I-REACT aims to develop a solution through the integration and modelling of data coming multiple sources. Information from European monitoring systems, earth observations, historical information, and weather forecasts will be combined with data gathered by new technological developments created by I-REACT.
Technology demonstrated in relevant environment.
Representative model or prototype system, which is well beyond that of TRL 5, is tested in a relevant environment. Represents a major step up in a technology’s demonstrated readiness. Examples include testing a prototype in a high-fidelity laboratory environment or in a simulated operational environment.
All the I-REACT solutions are operational, meaning that the web-based application for control centers as well as the UAV system are up and running and features a Cloud-based deployment that guarantees availability and reliability. All data streams are operational, meaning that I-REACT regularly receives early warnings for extreme weather events, floods, fires, and weather forecasts. The social media monitoring works 24/7 on 8 hazards and 4 languages (English, Italian, Spanish, Finnish) and the mobile app will be launched in the Android and Apple Stores in Oct 2018. The I-REACT solutions have been already demonstrated three times with real stakeholders (civil protections, monitoring agencies, fire fighters) in simulated in-field exercises also at international level.

How does it work?

I-REACT integrates existing services, both local and European, into a platform that supports the entire emergency management cycle. In particular, I-REACT will implement a multi-hazard system with a focus on floods, fires and extreme weather events, as they are the most impacting natural hazard affected by climate change. I-REACT supports three key emergency management phases, i.e. prevention, preparedness and response phases.