ARCUS Application - "Database of forces and resources" of Lower Silesia

Project information

Index: 0865R2
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Natural and technological risks (including climate change)
Location POLAND POLUDNIOWO-ZACHODNI Lower Silesian Voivodeship Dolnoslaskie Start/End date of the practice
Start: N/A

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

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Jakub Czudiak

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