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DRIVER+ Trial in the Netherlands - Registration site for project external participants

By Anna Ellinge Madar
DRIVER+ Trial in the Netherlands - Registration site for project external participants
Tuesday, May 21 2019 11:15
to Thursday, May 23 2019 17:30

Welcome to the registration site of the upcoming DRIVER+ Trial taking place in The Hague, the Netherlands, between Tuesday 21st and Thursday 23rd May 2019 inclusive


The Trial is being organised by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Safety Region Haaglanden (SRH) and will be conducted as a tabletop Trial at the premises of SRH in The Hague. Crisis Management practitioners (fire service, police, health service, military, water and electricity utilities, municipality) will evaluate a number of innovative socio-technical solutions to assess whether they improve practitioner response to a severe flooding incident during the Trial, which will cover both the preparation and the recovery phases.

DRIVER+ (Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience) is a EU funded project, helping Crisis Management practitioners find the best ways to address disasters that require complex responses. A total of four trials and a Final Demonstration will take place within the project’s lifespan, actively involving Crisis Management practitioners, in order to identify and assess innovative solutions that could potentially meet their expectations and cover a series of pre-identified gaps. The two first Trials were successfully conducted in Poland and France, while the final Trial will take place in Austria in September 2019.

All DRIVER+ Trials are prepared, executed and evaluated in line with the Trial Guidance Methodology (TGM) with the support of the Test-bed infrastructure and the Trial Guidance Tool (TGT). These three closely linked components have been specifically developed to assist Trial organisers to conduct a simulated exercise as realistically as possible. The results of the assessment of the solutions are then stored in the DRIVER+ Portfolio of Solutions, an openly available online database. Containing valuable information on the tested solutions, as well as on other existing solutions that are available, the PoS is available to view online at http://pos.driver-project.eu/.

If you would like to discover more about DRIVER+, please visit the project websitewhere you can watch the two videos of Trials 1 and 2

Areas being explored in the Trial scenario:

The Netherlands Trial will assess a number of technical solutions that are designed to improve current crisis management capabilities by identifying solutions to address shortcomings in three specific areas.

  1. The planning of resources in the context of large scale and long-term crises.
  2. Interoperability or the ability to exchange crisis-related information between various agencies and organisations.
  3. Current limitations in planning and managing large-scale evacuations of population in urban areas, including the management of the side effects such evacuations can cause.

Innovative Technical Solutions in Trial - The Netherlands

After a meticulous selection process, six innovative Crisis Management solutions were chosen, based on their ability to solve a series of gaps identified by practitioners earlier in the project. The selected solutions are:

  • 3DI from Nelen & Schuurmans (https://www.nelen-schuurmans.nl/). State-of-the-art hydrodynamic simulation software for inundation caused by heavy rainfall, overflowing rivers or coastal flooding
  • ZKI from DLR (https://www.dlr.de). Up-to-date situational awareness information such as satellite or aerial imagery, as well as geo data
  • KEEPOPERATIONAL from DLR (https://www.dlr.de). Provides information about the current traffic situation and routes in the flooded area
  • Crisis Suite from MerlinCrisis (https://www.merlincrisis.com/nl). Delivers a Common Operational Picture for those Crisis Teams not having direct access to the Dutch crisis management system (LCMS)
  • HUMLOG from the University of Münster (https://www.uni-muenster.de/en/). An adaptable simulation environment for discrete event-based and agent-based simulations
  • SIM-CI from SIM-CI (https://sim-ci.com/). Creates a digital visualisation of the disaster and shows the cascading effects on critical infrastructure and utility networks

To register, please click on the Attending button below. We look forward to welcoming you to Trial - The Netherlands!

Safety Region Haaglanden, Dedemsvaartweg 1, 2545 AP, Den Haag, the Netherlands




Date: 2019-05-21
 09:00 - 18:00Training Day
See detailed agenda
  • Anonymous

    I register for the observer training, and as observer during days 1 and 2 (note: here above I as only able to select one button at a time).

    Best regards,

    Dirk Stolk (TNO)

    - Dirk Stolk

    • Anna Ellinge Madar
      Anna Ellinge Madar

      Dear Dirk,

      I can confirm that you are well registered for all three days.

      Kind regards,


    • Anonymous

      Dear reader,


      My colleague and I just discovered the DRIVER+ project and are keen on attending the TRIAL in the Hague next week.

      Could you let me know if it is possible to sign up for the Trial, despite the registration window already being closed?


      Thanks in advance for your reply.


      Best regards,

      Mike Woning

      Deltares, Netherlands

      - Mike Woning

    • Anonymous

      Dear Organisation,


      I have already registrated myself but I'm not sure or I also registrated form the social diner on wednesday the 22e . Can you confirm that or registrate me for the social diner.


      Kind regards,


      - Rob van Woudenberg

      • Anna Ellinge Madar
        Anna Ellinge Madar

        Dear Rob,


        Indeed I can confirm that you are registered also for the dinner on 22 May.


        Kind regards,


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