B.PREPARED for all Emergencies

On May 30 and 31, 2022, the second workshop in the KIRAS project B.PREPARED - Emergency Planning and Decision Support System for Accidents with Hazardous Substances - took place. This time, the project consortium as well as external stakeholders met at the premises of JOANNEUM RESEARCH.

The project consortium and guests in front of the JOANNEUM RESEARCH headquarters, Credit: Rindler/JOANNEUM RESEARCH


The first workshop day started with the project presentation and the status quo of the project, followed by technical inputs on industrial accidents (lecture by Dr. Thomas Lischnig, Head of Chemical Alarm Service Styria) and insights as well as discussions on processes during incidents (input and moderation by IRIS). Subsequently, the topics "Systems and models for estimating the dispersion of hazardous substances" (lead: ZAMG) and "Emergency communication and dealing with uncertainties" (lead: DCNA) were discussed in two small groups. In this interactive part of the workshop many open questions could be clarified and valuable inputs could be collected.

Day two was dedicated to the internal project review of the previous day and the definition of the next steps. Essential questions concerning the B.PREPARED platform to be developed were discussed in order to finalize its requirements catalog.

The next workshop of all consortium partners is scheduled for September 2022 and will probably take place at the premises of ZAMG in Vienna.

Thanks to our esteemed guests as well as to the project consortium: JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Magistratsdirektion der Stadt Graz, Sicherheitsmanagement und Bevölkerungsschutz, Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung, Berufsfeuerwehr Graz, Abteilung Katastrophenschutz und Feuerwehr, Berufsfeuerwehr Wien (Magistratsabteilung 68), Chemiepark Linz Betriebsfeuerwehr GmbH, Oö. Landes-Feuerwehrverband, ZAMG - Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, Disaster Competence Network Austria, IRIS - Industrial Risk and Safety Solutions, Hexagon


The B.PREPARED project is funded within the security research funding program KIRAS by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT).