The evolution of disaster Early Warning systems in the TRIDEC project
The TRIDEC project (Collaborative, Complex, and Critical Decision Processes in Evolving Crises) focuses on real-time intelligent information management in the Earth management domain and its long-term applications. It is funded under the European Unions seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The TRIDEC software framework is applied in two application environments, which include industrial subsurface drilling (ISD) and natural crisis management (NCM). For each domain, three consecutive demonstrators with extended capabilities are developed and field-tested during the projects lifespan. This article focuses on the technical advances achieved by the light-, mid- and heavyweight NCM demonstrators for Tsunami Early Warning. Copyright © 2013 by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE).