The HEIMDALL Consortium has held the 1st End User Workshop co-located with the 1st project Progress Meeting on the 5th and the 6th of July 2017, respectively, in the premises of the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) in Castelldefels (Spain).
The first meeting day was dedicated to the 1st End User Workshop. During the Workshop, the HEIMDALL Consortium had the opportunity to present the project to the members of the Advisory Board and discuss with them about the services to be provided, the main use cases to be addressed and the associated user requirements. The Advisory Board is a group of appointed international experts representing different stakeholder groups guiding the work performed during the HEIMDALL project. The 1st End User Workshop was attended by representatives of the following organizations:
- Croatian Firefighting Association (Croatia)
- Department of Rural Development and Sustainability of the Government of Aragon (Spain)
- SAFE Cluster (France)
- Wildfire Prevention and Suppression Service for the Andalusian Region (Spain)
The Workshop was organized in different interactive sessions combining presentations and open discussions. The sessions were grouped according to two different thematic blocs: system inputs (including space, ground and aerial-based data, external data and services and crowd-sourced and first responders’ data) and HEIMDALL services. Among the latter, the following services were presented and discussed: scenario management, modelling and simulation, risk and vulnerability assessment, situation assessment, decision support, communication and data access services.
On the second day, the HEIMDALL Consortium participated in the 1st Progress Meeting. The main objectives of the meeting were to analyze the outcome of the End User Workshop and to track the project progress focusing on the topics of scenario management, design of the graphical user interface and definition of the system’s physical architecture, among others.