Project Summary PHAROS focuses on developing a sustainable, pre-operational open service platform which integrates space-based observation, communications and navigation technologies to provide innovative services for a wide variety of users and application domains. Multi-hazard applications such as the prediction/early detection of emergencies, population alerting, environmental monitoring, crisis management and risk assessment are managed through a single, user friendly interface, targeting several users (crisis managers, operators of critical infrastructures, insurance companies, scientific/academic).
In the frame of the project, Space Hellas develops the software kernel of the PHAROS Service Platform, based on state-of-the-art technologies for interfacing with the various subsystems and for properly handling and routing the exchanged information based on a reconfigurable workflow engine.
technical solutions developed
Through a flexible, scalable and modular architecture, the platform integrates the following services, which are broadly based on innovative technologies available within the consortium:
• Satellite EO data access and in-situ sensors and processing;
• Decision support services based on data fusion and situation assessment techniques;
• A simulation platform for hazard modelling and risk assessment;
• An alert message gateway to alert the population through a variety of communications means.