Title: Report of the workshop on "Interoperable communications for Safety and Security" with recommendations for Security research
Authors: BALDINI Gianmarco
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC60381
ISBN: 978-92-79-16921-2
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 24540 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC60381
DOI: 10.2788/19075
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) services bring value to society by creating a stable and secure environment. The provision of adequate capabilities to PPDR organizations and its officers is a priority subject for citizens, National Governments and the European Union. The protection to be ensured by the PPDR primarily covers people but also the environment and property, and it address a large number of threats both natural and man-made, acts of terrorism, technological, radiological or environmental accidents, occurring inside or outside the EU. Telecommunications technologies provide the capability of exchanging information (e.g. voice or data) to connect all the involved parties in the crisis and to coordinate the relief efforts. In the field, wireless communications have an essential role to support the mobility of first time responders by providing continuous connectivity among responders and with the headquarters. On the 28th and 29th June 2010, DG ENTR together with DG JRC and with the support of EUROPOL and FRONTEX has organized a workshop to identify the main challenges in the European PPDR context and describe the research activities to address and resolve such challenges. Regulations and standardization play an important role in applying the results of research to the market and to the PPDR end-users. The workshop has seen a large participation of representatives from the government, standardization, industry and PPDR end-users. The workshop has identified research gaps and it has defined a number of recommendations, where action at European level should be taken. The purpose of this report is to describe the findings of the workshop and the related recommendations.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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