Opti-Alert

Enhancing the efficiency of alerting systems through personalized, culturally sensitive multichannel communication.

January 1st 2011 until December 31st 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 enables 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 Programme for research, technological development, and demonstration under grant agreement no. 261699 (Call ID: FP7-SEC-2010-1) More information at: www.opti-alert.eu