Welcome to the SAYSO Community of end-users

Dear all,

Firstly, welcome to the SAYSO community of end-users and practitioners in civil protection. In this space you will be able to exchange with your peers in your community and build new contacts across Europe.

A few words about SAYSO (http://www.sayso-project.eu/):

SAYSO aims to pave the way for the development of innovative Situational Awareness Systems (multiple sensors, computer-based decision support) for improved coordination of multi-stakeholder civil protection operations.

The SAYSO mission is to define the specifications and corresponding Reference Architecture for beyond the State of the Art Situational Awareness Tools that fulfil end-user requirements and that can be used across different organisations, different command levels and national borders.

By the end of the project, SAYSO will further provide the information and tools that Public Procurement Authorities need to launch pre-commercial procurements, required to develop SAYSO-compliant Situational Awareness Systems.


SAYSO engages with three key stakeholder communities:

  • The end-users community (practitioners such as crisis managers, firefighters, technical relief, medical emergency services, police forces, law enforcement agencies etc.)
  • The suppliers community (industry, including SMEs, supplying SA-related Tools, research and technology solutions)
  • The Public Procurement Authorities community (interested for the procurement of SA systems and relevant R&D services)


Why contribute to SAYSO?

SAYSO will define the requirements for future Situational Awareness Systems for Multiple Stakeholders systems, followed by specifications based on practitioners’ requirements and a scalable, collaborative and customisable Reference Architecture to integrate existing and future Situational Awareness components. By being part of SAYSO, you will be able to:

  • Provide, discuss and update requirements on what needs such a system should satisfy
  • Contribute to shaping Situational Awareness Systems that best suit your operations, and which will support you in taking the right decisions in crisis situations
  • Join the SAYSO Community of end-users to collaborate with other practitioners who experience similar challenges from all across Europe
  • Exchange with the community of suppliers and of Situational Awareness Systems, and share your views on the specifications to be developed on context of the project for future public procurements of SAYSO-compliant Systems


You will discover several discussions on relevant topics, have access to relevant events invitations and have the chance to get in touch with your peers.

Please feel free to start sharing your thoughts or asking questions about SAYSO, its objectives or current news and achievements.

For more information on this space please contact me, Hanna M. Burkow (hanna.burkow@thw.de).

We invite you to make public that you are part of this group and of the SAYSO Community e.g. by publishing this on your website and other information forms. This will allow potential suppliers/developers to also join the SAYSO Community and contribute on an equal footing.

We are looking forward to discussing with you!


Best regards on behalf of SAYSO,

Hanna M. Burkow

Project Coordinator SAYSO

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