ICT Integration of Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR): Mobile Object Bus Interaction (MOBI) Research and Development Project

In field operations of Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) services, vehicles are the most important tools. Today, the vehicles are increasingly dependent on ICT systems. PPDR responder’s need is to enhance mission critical voice with broadband data. Command and control applications aboard a vehicle are commonplace. There is a need to ease situational awareness and decision making by utilizing sensor information, such as satellite or network based position information, living video images. However, each countries and even every single user organization is developing their own solutions according to their legislation and requirements, because uniform standards are missing. The Mobile Object Bus Interaction (MOBI) research project is a kick off for creating a common international ICT infrastructure for all PPDR vehicles. MOBI researches possibilities to further develop and integrate ICT systems, applications and services of PPDR vehicles. MOBI aims at starting development of standards used by like-minded countries and possibly with the European Commission, the European Law Enforcement Agency EUROPOL and the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders FRONTEX.

Taina Hult
Jyri Rajamäki
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