Indra has collaborated in the CRISYS project to define and propose a strategic plan for the Demo phase within the area of improving emergency coordination in the European Union. The consortium of 15 bodies working on the Project has completed the first phase with the presentation of a plan to launch an emergency management system in the continent. It consists of an R&D project that was launched February 2011 and has been promoted and funded by the European Union within the 7th Framework Programme (FP7).

Indra is a pioneer in the implementation of command and control centres for emergency management. The CRISYS work team has identified the necessary requirements for the demo, which will be rolled out in the upcoming years, and it has also suggested the work plan for setting it into motion. This demo will make it possible to verify on site that the proposed abilities and technologies for the future emergency management system are suitable.

The functions the system must comply with are to ensure the ability to gather precise information quickly, to facilitate coordinated decision making and to direct the deployment of the necessary resources for responding to the disaster and returning to normalcy. Launching a system of this type makes it necessary to implement various technologies as well as to review the processes followed by the security forces and bodies involved, to train staff and to review how information flows and circulates.

The partners involved in the CRISYS project include the European Organisation for Security (EOS), Edisoft, Centre for Security Studies, National Centre for Scientific Research, Altran BV, International Fire and Rescue Services Association, Teletron Euroricerche Security Engineering, Indra, Thales, Finland Ministry of Interior (Rescue Services), University of Central Lancashire, Societe Francoise de Medicine de Catastrophe, Instituto Affari Internazionali, Zanasi Alessandro and Transelectrica.