D3.3 Report on end-user standardisation demands
In the context of the ResiStand Project, Work Package 3 "Identification of standardisation needs and requirements" has the objective to identify and analyse standardisation demands of End-Users, i.e. representatives/members of organisations active in crisis management and disaster resilience (see also D3.1 ""Contact list of the End-User Community""). This report presents the standardisation needs identified within the WP3 activities, as gathered from various sources (questionnaire, desk research and workshops), and analysed according to specific and defined criteria as presented in the document. More in details, D3.3 complements, extends and updates the initially identified standardisation needs of Task 3.2 (see D3.2 ""Preliminary report on End-User Standardisation Demands"") by means of four, End-User specific, workshops. During these workshops, End-Users have been asked to formulate, on the basis of their view, perspective and experience, standardisation needs in the field of disaster management as well as to provide views and opinions on drivers/benefits (on one side), and barriers/restraints (on the other side) that ease or prevent their participation in the standardisation process. As outcomes of this work, a total of 210 standardisation needs have been identified, considering both the ones preliminary identified in Task 3.2 (130) and the additional ones collected during the workshops. Needs have been classified across disaster management phases and subordinated operational tasks as defined in ResiStand's Conceptual Framework (RCF - see D1.1 ""ResiStand Handbook""). In addition, by means of defined criteria, needs were clustered in various thematic areas, varying from common terminology to common procedures, from data sharing to training & education, etc. Among them the area ""Common Procedures"" got the majority of needs (86) followed by the area ""data sharing"" (32). The results will be transferred into the ResiStand web-catalogue to ease their further use in the project. Being assigned to phases, tasks, and thematic areas, the identified standardisation needs can then be further processed and analysed together with results on existing standards (WP2) and standardisation opportunities (WP4). The results presented in this report will serve as basis for identification of standardisation gaps in WP5 ""Preparation and roadmapping for standardisation activities"", and conclusions for the ""ResiStand process"" in WP6 ""Towards a sustainable process"".