The IOPES is a two-year project co-funded by the European Commission, Directorate-General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), under the call UCPM-2019-PP-AG. 

The 2019 Call for Proposal (Preparedness projects) focused on strengthening preparedness for responding to multi-sector emergencies, including health, CBRN, environment and marine pollution in Europe and its Neighbourhoods. IOPES targets the specific objective number two: Developing operational tools to facilitate emergency response.



The IOPES project integrates wearable positioning technologies, LTE/5G portable and easily deployable communications, a seasoned IT-based emergency management system as well as fast mapping products in order to track the positions of the members of emergency teams, no matter whether they are indoors or outdoors, willing to strengthen the preparednes of civil protection and emergency teams involved in several kind of disaster-related operations.



User Needs

This activity includes the assesment of user needs through interaction with end-users and stakeholders and the definition of the scenarios used to test the IOPES system.


This activity seeks to make the outcomes of the project known by other civil protection and emergency collectives, by presenting it in scientific and specialized forums, webinars and a final conference.


System integration

This activity takes care of all the technical aspects required to deliver an operational IT-based solution meeting the specifications collected from end-users.


Field testing

Two functional exercises will be carried out in Spain and Germany, where the IOPES system will be put to the test in different environmental and emergency conditions.

Long-term sustainability

The aim of this activity is to identify and ideally provide all the possible resources at hand so the lifespan of IOPES goes far beyond this project itself, increasing its uptake.


The first outcome of the project will be an IT-based solution, that is, an enhanced Emergency Management System (EMS) able to track emergency teams in real time.

The data collected by this EMS lead to the second outcome of IOPES: the later dissection of such information to trace the behavior of the teams, linking variables as time, position & events, making possible a post-mortem analysis of the emergency and thus the development or refinement of strategies aiming at the improvement of emergency management.

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