ARCUS Application - "Database of forces and resources" of Lower Silesia
Topic of the practice
Crisis management during disasters
Good Practice Information
The ARCUS database is a multi-layer and universal system tool to collect, store and use up-to-date information about resources and the potential of personnel and equipment for disaster risk prevention. It encompasses all necessary information from municipalities, counties, departments, inspection entities and institutions involved. The database is updated regularly, and database maintenance costs are relatively low. The ARCUS Database is also equipped with GIS function and can display data from the database as layers in GIS programs.
Evidence of success
The ARCUS Database was proven to be an efficient tool during disasters since the information contained in the database is up-to-date and ready to be immediately used during an event of disaster.During the 2010 flood, the Lower Silesian Voivodeship Crisis Management Centre and the Department of Safety and Crisis Management used the database to inform the public and monitor resources available in the most threatened areas. It consequently streamlined the decision-making process for the deployment of various types of emergency equipment
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