E-SPONDER addresses the operational challenges that involve better understanding of the complexity of large-scale disasters by identifying, prioritizing and connecting the various heterogeneous domains involved. E-SPONDER will tackle a wide series of practical operational challenges include reduced operating costs, increased effectiveness with the same number of human resources, enhanced situational awareness, effective and safe tactics, effective medical support of the victims during and after extrication, and uninterrupted flow of information and decision making through different levels of commandment and logistics organization. An internationally diverse and functionally proficient end-user group will be established in order to:
effective development of useful products;
group, which will ensure that the product meets the requirements of users in practice;
the E-SPONDER Platform we ensure increased levels of acceptance by these particular end-users. This will be a great advantage in the final phase of the project when dissemination becomes a key activity. There is no substitute for enthusiastic and committed end-users in disseminating the envisioned use and results of a new platform. This research effort will help save lives.