Sunday, 5th July 2020

Early Warning Platform (EWAP)

ICT solutions for Early Warning Systems for Natural Hazards

EWAP (Early WArning Platform) is an ICT platform for the development and operation of Early Warning Systems (EWS). It provides heterogeneous data source integration (forecasting models, point data observations, etc.) as well as efficient emergency operations management, encompassing from the preparedness up to the emergency response stages.

EWAP implements the emergency management process in three stages: observation, decision and operations. The decision-maker (operations manager, crisis committee) assesses the emergency situation according to observations, forecasts and the alert level suggested by EWAP, and decides the alert level to declare. Once it has been activated, EWAP guides the operators through the workflow of tasks to be performed, while the decision-maker keeps on watching the evolution of phenomena and operations.