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EMAG started the INDIRES project

Information Driven Incident Response

We are happy to inform you that EMAG, in collaboration with an international consortium, has started the project "Information Driven Incident Response" (INDIRES). The opening meeting took place from 19th to 20th of September at Mine Rescue Service Ltd. in the UK.

The INDIRES project is designed to explore technology and develop solutions for gathering and exchanging information in planning and implementation of rescue operations after major accidents in underground coal mines, that could pose a threat to the lives of the personnel and the continuity of the mining operation. This goal is to be achieved even in the event of power and communication networks being destroyed and limited access to key areas of the mine, for example due to rock collapse. Information storage and provision is essential for effective planning and directing of rescue operations during major underground accidents. Information about the details of the event, the conditions at the site of the rescue operation, and their efficient collection and sharing to emergency response staff have decisive influence on the course and safety of the actions taken.

The consortium consists of research organizations and universities from the United Kingdom, Poland, Spain and Germany as well as coal producers from Poland (Polish Mining Group) and Slovenia (Premogovnik Velenje).

Project website: www.indires.eu

The implementation of the RFCS INDIRES project at the EMAG Institute is co-financed by financial resources for science granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

This project has received funding from the Research Fund for Coal and Steel under grant agreement No 748632.

ue          ministerstwo nauki i szkolnictwa wyzszego              research fund for coal and steel

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