Project Leader: Professor Phil Blythe, Dr Gareth Evans
Sponsors: EU FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1, €2,914,000 (€499,275 to Newcastle)
Partners: Newcastle University, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas - Hellenic Institute of Transport, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas - Informatics and Telematics Institute, Simudyne S.a r.l., Ministero dell'Interno - Dipartimento dei Vigili del Fuoco, del Soccorso Pubblico e della Difesa Civile, Intelligence for Environment & Security - IES Solutions srl, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, University of Basel, Department of Psychiatry, Center of Applied Technologies in Neuroscience, Baudirektion Uri - Gotthard Strassentunnel, Mizar Automazione S.p.A., Universitat Stuttgart, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, with support from Nexus (Tyne and Wear PTE) and ANAS S.p.A. (Italian Roads Authority)
Start/end dates: 2009-2012
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Natural disasters can have significant impacts on transport operations whilst another great menace of our time is terrorism, where transportation infrastructures, hubs and stations are all typical targets of terrorist attacks.
SAVE ME is developing a technological system to detect both natural and man-made (i.e. terrorist attacks) disaster events which may occur in Public Transport terminals, vehicles and infrastructures to support the quick and optimal mass evacuation guidance. The ultimate aim of SAVE ME is to save the lives of the general public and the rescuers, giving particular emphasis to the most vulnerable travellers (children, older travellers and mobility impaired).
Newcastle University are the co-ordinating partner in SAVE ME and are also responsible for the Work Packages.