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CRISMA - Modelling crisis management for improved action and preparedness

CRISMA Integration Project focuses on large scale crisis scenarios with immediate and extended human, societal, structural and economic, often irreversible, consequences and impacts. Typically, these crisis scenarios cannot be managed alone with regular emergency and first responder resources, but require multi-organisational and multi-national cooperation including humanitarian aid. 

The CRISMA project shall develop a simulation-based decision support system for modelling crisis management, improved action and preparedness.

This system shall facilitate:

  • simulation and modelling of realistic crisis scenarios,
  • possible response actions, and
  • the impacts of crisis depending on both the external factors driving the crisis development and the various actions of the crisis management team

Main AIT contributions:

  • technical coordination of the project;
  • articulation of the scenarios and requirements specific to the Crisis and Disaster Management in Austria; 
  • contributions to CRISMA Architecture and parts of the system related to observations from sensors, humans, archives and models;
  • development of the construction inventory and of the spatio-temporal model for socioeconomic vulnerability


  • Starting date: March 2012
  • Duration: 42 Months
  • Budget: 14,4 Million €
  • Funding: 10,1  Million €  from the EC
  • Administrative Coordination: Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT
  • Technical Coordination: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
  • Partners: 17 partners  from 9 countries