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DRIVER+ Trial in the Netherlands - Registration site for DRIVER+ partners and solution providers (internal & external)

By Anna Ellinge Madar
DRIVER+ Trial in the Netherlands - Registration site for DRIVER+ partners and solution providers (internal & external)
Monday, May 20 2019 09:00
to Friday, May 24 2019 15:00

Welcome to the registration site of the upcoming DRIVER+ Trial taking place in The Hague, the Netherlands, between Monday 20th and Friday 24th May 2019 inclusive

 

Trial “The Netherlands” is the third chronological Trial organised in the DRIVER+ project. Previous Trials were held in Poland in May 2018 (Trial 1) and in France in October 2018 (Trial 2).  

In general, the Trial seeks 

  • To identify, improve and eventually solve crisis management gaps of severe flooding and connected side effects
  • To select solutions handling of severe flooding and addressing specifically afore-mentioned shortcomings 
  • To provide an end user driven assessment of innovative crisis management solutions 
  • To provide feedback to the solution providers and bring potential improvements, with regard to the above-mentioned crisis management limitations, to the attention of the solution providers and thus, maximise the benefit of using them 
  • To apply the Trial Guidance Methodology in its current status, including first lessons learnt after the completion of Trial 1 and Trial 2, and to provide feedback for further improvement 
  • To contribute to the development of the DRIVER+ Test-bed  
  • To showcase and discuss DRIVER+ methodology, Test-bed and initial results with external stakeholders taking part in the Trial 

The primary purpose of Trial - The Netherlands is to improve current crisis management capabilities by identifying solutions for shortcomings particularly in:  

  • the planning of resources (qualified personnel and equipment) for response during large scale and long-term crises 
  • the ability to exchange crisis-related information among agencies and organisations (also related to as interoperability) 
  • the limitations in planning and managing large scale evacuations of population in urban areas, including the management of side effects of such evacuations 

Scenario: The Scheveningen Lock fails, caused by bad weather conditions in combination with technical failure. Due to this circumstance, the main part of the city centre of The Hague, the Netherlands, is at risk of flooding and thousands of people are threatened.  

The (predicted) flood requires decisions regarding the evacuation needs for inhabitants and international organisations based in the threatened area. A high number of emergency workers and rescue equipment is needed to deal with the increasing number of affected people. Cascading effects will be (partly) power outage, (tele)communications failure, flooded roads and railways, failure and shortcomings of fresh drinking water and food for the population outside and in the affected area. 

The Trial - The Netherlands will be conducted as a tabletop (indoor) event, based on a realistic, (but exaggerated for this region) scenario and a simulated environment. The set-up focuses on information needs within the Regional Operations Team for formulating strategies and incorporating mitigation measures, and related assignments carried out in individual action centres.  

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

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

Registration

2019-05-11

Program

Date: 2019-05-20
 00:00 - 00:00NOT ATTENDING
 09:00 - 17:00Preparation Day (Project Internal)
See detailed agenda
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