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Advanced Training System for Emergency Management

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The aim of the project was to improve the learning process, in technical domains, within the field of environmental emergency management. A number of technologies are integrated: dynamic simulation, GIS, expert systems and case based reasoning. It was based on the integration of two products from previous projects, a distance learning system with a decision support system for emergency management with the addition of case based reasoning. 5 demonstration training systems were developed in a wide range of environmental emergency management scenarios, e.g. chemical spillage from a road traffic accident, pollution of a river estuary, fire in a train in a tunnel.

This 42 month project was funded by the European Union under the Framework 5, Information Society Technology programme (IST-1999-10176) - € 3,223,896.

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Research into the design, development and evaluation of a training system for emergency response personnel in the chemical industry to establish proof of concept and a pedagogical framework.
Effective start/end date1/01/0030/06/03
  • Sime, Julie-Ann (Principal Investigator)
  • McCracken, Janet (Research Associate)
  • Nicoll, Ian (PhD Student)

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