Icarus, a project selected to participate in the two-days workshop "Beyond emergency.lu service collaboration and extension" in Luxembourg


The Administration des Services de Secours (ASS) together with the emergency.lu project and the INSARAG  Working group DACH will organise a workshop entitled “Beyond emergency.lu, service collaboration and extension” next 12th  and 13th  June at the Civil Protection School of Schimpach (Luxembourg).

The ICARUS project, dedicated to Urban and Maritime Search and Rescue, has been selected to take part in this event in order to share with participants how the consortium is working on bridging the gap between the Research community and end-users by developing a toolbox of integrated components for unmanned Search and Rescue (SAR).

For this reason, representatives of ICARUS and experts in the SAR field will provide the participants with a global vision of their objectives such as the development of a light sensor capable of detecting  human beings, a cooperative Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) tools for unmanned SAR and a cooperative Unmmaned Ground Vehicle (UGV) tools for unmanned SAR, among many others.  

The main goal of this workshop is to continue the service development of the emergency.lu platform focusing on the Urban Search and Rescue missions according to the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) Guidelines.

Moreover, the event will act as an excellent opportunity to look at the services already developed and deployed by various agencies and governments in Europe; the integration of these services in one common platform would be a relevant improvement in the preparedness of the teams and solutions in emergency deployments.

emergency.lu initiative

Emergency.lu is a satellite based telecommunication platform in support of humanitarian operations. It is -setup as a public-private partnership between the Luxembourg government and three companies.

The platform addresses the challenge of worldwide rapid reponse capacity and preparedness for humanitarian emergencies by providing a solution to fill the communication gap in the first hours and days after a large-scale disaster.

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INSARAG Guidelines