INSITU: Sharing incident and threat information for common situational understanding

Emergency responders lack support to effectively share information and establish a common operational picture (COP), for reaching shared
situational understanding of threats and incidents. The INSITU project will address these challenges by developing systematic support for enhanced situational understanding.

Emergency responders lack support to effectively share information and establish a common operational picture (COP), for reaching shared
situational understanding of threats and incidents. This challenge is multifaceted:

  1. lack of a systematic overview of information elements that are critical to share in different crisis scenarios;
  2. no common map interface in place using standard symbols;
  3. different terminologies used across disciplines, resulting in possible communication problems in multi-agency collaboration

The INSITU project will address these challenges by developing systematic support for enhanced situational understanding. The solution will provide
a common map interface, integrating harmonisation of terminology and collaboration support for information sharing and synthesis. The enhanced COP will also support evaluation and learning from exercises and incidents.

Partners: 
Department of Geography, NTNU
Tingtun AS
University of Sydney, Interoperability for Extreme Events Research Group
Linköping University,Center for Advanced Research in Emergency Response (CARER) 
County governor of Agder
One Voice AS

National stakeholders in reference group 
NKOM - Norwegian Communications Authority 
Politidirektoratet (The Police Directorate)
Barentwatch (Centre for the Sharing of Sea and Coastal information)
DSB (The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection)
Direktoratet for strålevern og atomsikkerhet (The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority)
NVE- Norges vassdrags- og energidirektorat (The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate)
Statens vegvesen (Norwegian Public Roads Administration)
Forsvarets høgskole (The Norwegian Defence University College) 
Brannvernforeningen (Fire Protection Association)
Nasjonalt redningsfaglig råd (Rescue Professional Forum)
Frivilliges redningsfaglige forum FORF (Umbrella organisation for voluntary rescue services)
Språkrådet (the Language Council of Norway)


Regional stakeholders in the referance group
Agder Energi Nett (Agder Energy Net)
Kristiansand city
County governor of Trøndelag
Østre Agder Brannvesen (Eastern Agder Fire Department)
SSHF (The Hospital of Southern Norway)
Statens kartverk Trøndelag (The Norwegian Mapping Authority)

INSITU: Sharing incident and threat information for common situational understanding
How to make sure multiple actors across agencies have a shared situational understanding?

Project Info

Project Manager: Bjørn Erik Munkvold
Researchers: | Kristine Steen-Tveit | Jaziar Radianti | Tim A. Majchrzak
Project Period: 2019-2022
Funding: Norwegian Research Council, SAMRISK 2018
Partners: NTNU, Tingtun AS, University of Sydney, Linköping University, County Governor of Agder, OneVoice AS.