As part of the HERAKLION project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), a data space is being developed to characterize the resilience of municipalities using multilayered heterogeneous data sources. Currently, different hazardous situations, such as the corona pandemic or extreme weather events, lead to crises and disasters. The consequences have become much more complex for a highly engineered and globally acting society, include potential cascading effects, and require an assessment and increase in community resilience. Resilient information provides a significant contribution to those who must make or contribute to decisions in the event of a crisis . However, the availability and structuring of different data is also subject to increasing complexity.
With the help of a data room concept, the BMBF project HERAKLION is developing an innovative methodology to enable an assessment of the resilience of a municipality. Various data sources of a municipality are digitally merged, and statistical or heuristic methods provide an understanding of cause and effect as well as the effectiveness of countermeasures. In doing so, resilience is characterized quantitatively, enabling analysis before, during, and after the occurrence of a crisis or disaster. The methodology assesses individual resilience phases such as preparation, prevention, protection, response speed, and recovery. A dashboard summarizes the results and provides decision support for municipal crisis teams.
Together with ten associated municipalities and counties, the project will explore the following fundamental questions:
How can a methodology be developed to measure and increase a municipality’s resilience?
Can a data-based process be established to support decision-making in the event of a crisis?
The data room demonstrator deals with the use cases pandemic and extreme weather and shows where potential weak points exist in a municipality and how crisis resilience can be sustainably increased with quantitative resilience analyses. With the help of various performances, the behavior of a municipality under the occurrence of disturbances is characterized.
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As part of the HERAKLION project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), a data space is being developed to use multi-layered heterogeneous data sources to characterize the resilience of communities.