Knowledge  Research & Development


Enhancing the efficiency of alerting systems through personalized, culturally sensitive multi-channel communication

January 1, 2011, to December 31, 2013

Executive summary

The OPTI-ALERT project enhanced the efficiency of severe weather alerting systems through personalized, culturally sensitive multichannel communication. This tailor-made communication even identifies groups with particular cultural characteristics such as special idioms of a certain language.

UBIMET’s focus of the project was to create an adaptive severe weather alerting system that en- ables an intuitive and ad hoc adaptation of alerting strategies – given specific alerting contexts, as mentioned above.


Project partners

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. FOKUS (lead partner) e*Message Wireless Information Services Deutschland GmbH

UNIQA Versicherungen AG

Göteborgs Universitet

Süddeutsches Institut für empirische Sozialforschung e.V. Regione Sicilia

Nederlands Instituut Fysieke Veiligheid

Università degli Studi di Perugia

Thales Services SAS


Project funding

This project received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programm for research, technological development, and demonstration under grant agreement no. 261699 (Call ID: FP7-SEC-2010-1)


More information at: www.opti-alert.eu