Cap4 Multi-Can’Alert is an experimental development project related to the Olympic Games planned in 2024 in France. In this project, we will develop a multichannel alert platform, by combining and optimizing various dissemination channels in considering changes (in terms of mitigation, risks, regulations), and by integrating user requirements in the alert activation and suitable reactions taken by a major part of people. To address this challenge, the consortium is represented by 3 industrial partners (ATRISC, GEDICOM & QWANT) and by 2 public research laboratories (ESPACE Univ. Avignon & CHROME Univ. Nîmes). It will give us the opportunity to explore, test and perform technological, operational and scientific dimensions independently at all times. The Proof of Concept (POC) and working arrangements will allow to adapt the multichannel alert platform both to the reality of needs and to the unanticipated requirements of public and private users : meeting will be held monthly, and the committee will regularly interact with the central public authorities (i.e. agencies attached to the Ministry of Interior) and with the safety managers of sites hosting the practical experiments (i.e. Center Parc, Orange Velodrome and Avignon University).
The platform we will use is already available (it is deployed in Belgium and it has reached the highest level of technical maturity), but we will add a set of new technological building bricks to ensure the diffusion using short-wave radio, to overcome network congestion and to avoid probable power failure. Such an innovative solution let ramp up the software development faster by providing a collection of ready-to-use management and dissemination tools, and many people should be reach even under degraded conditions. Knowledge and skills of the consortium will enable the prospect for manufacturing and marketing the future platform within a short period (18 months). The emergency plans and procedures will be reviewed in the light of the results of real-time alert exercises carried out in 3 sites, having characteristics similar to expected Olympic Games sites (2 closed private site and 1 open public site). These experiments with different public remains delicate for ethical, legal and philosophical reasons. But close co-operation between stakeholders and participants in such exercises, and the suitability to realize real-time alert exercises in accordance with the regulations in force and short-term outcomes expected in 2021 will be encouraged, as they are key to long-term success.
The partners consider the objective very ambitious, in particular regarding several technical drawbacks (how to perform the Common Alerting Protocol, whatever the network capacities, dangers, sites, phenomena and supports?), several scientific gaps (how to enhance responses and capacities of people in a short period, and how to involve the public in real alert exercises?) and operational barriers (how to reduce time for decision and how to maintain the alert process using a numerical platform, even is situations are very degraded?).
The project finally supports four major spinoffs for the Olympic and Paralympic Games planned in 2024 in France: we want that the alert becomes one of the central pillars of security during this planetary event; we want to help save lives by giving the opportunity for people to participate actively in society; we want that France appears as an exemplary multicultural nation around the world, and a country valuing its know-how in specific branches of safety and security.
Monsieur Johnny DOUVINET (Etudes des structures, des processus d'adaptation et des changements de l'espace)
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ESPACE Etudes des structures, des processus d'adaptation et des changements de l'espace
Help of the ANR 403,918 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: December 2019 - 18 Months