G2real - Galileo-based GMES Real-time Emergency Support Testbed, Real-time Exercise and Development of Services

The overall aim of G2real is to develop and test new preoperational GMES services in the field of emergency and disaster management and rescue operations by integrating software and hardware solutions developed by 11 partners in three countries (AUT, GER, ES) and by testing and utilising the possibilities of Galileo navigation.

Short Description

Real-time emergency-response support

Key requirements for real-time decision support in disaster management are high quality, accuracy and especially topicality of the underlying information layers. While the accuracy and completeness of base data have been quality criteria in traditional GIS applications for many years, the topicality parameter has only very recently received attention through the rapid emergences of a variety of real-time data sources (e.g. sensor networks, georeferenced cameras, RFID-based systems etc.) enabling situational awareness in real-time.

However, heterogeneity in sensor network systems and proprietary system design mostly limit interoperability and flexibility, and thus hardly support the creation of transnational Common Operational Picture (COP) involving multiple data sources provided by a variety of authorities from different organizations and countries.

G2real focuses on the integration of real-time Earth observation data and in-situ (terrestrial) sensor measurements leveraging existing and emerging Open-Geospatial-Consortium (OGC) standards to support first responders in the disaster mitigation and response phase.

At present most technical emergency solutions lack integration capabilities due to the broad usage of proprietary and closed system solutions. Thus the project consortium is chaining existing software components and technologies (developed in various projects like RTGA, GENESIS, LIMES etc.) creating a real-time emergency-response thematic service bus interconnecting EO and location enabled real-time in-situ sensor measurements utilizing OGC and ISO standards for supporting first responders.

Galileo field exercises

Additionally, the challenges and advantages using new Galileo positioning technology have been assessed in a Galileo field test in the Berchtesgaden GATE-test bed region. The integration of standardized real-time radiation measurements (based on OGC Sensor Web Enablement) have been performed in a field test in Seibersdorf, Lower Austria.

The results of these field tests are now combined, validated and reviewed concerning market and application potential and provide base information for the G2real simulation components.

Project Partners

Coordinator

Research Studios Austria, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH - Manfred Mittlboeck

Partners

  • Z_GIS, University of Salzburg - Prof. Josef Strobl
  • Creative BITS group - Markus Roth
  • Ziehesberger Elektronik - Peter Ziehesberger
  • Seibersdorf Labor GmbH - Thales Schroettner
  • eoVision GmbH - Markus Eisl

Contact Address

Research Studios Austria - Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Manfred Mittlboeck
LeopoldskronstraƟe 30
A-5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 (0)662 834602 - 222
E-mail: manfred.mittlboeck@researchstudio.at
Web: ispace.researchstudio.at