The EU FP7-funded SAVE ME project (http://www.save-me.eu/) is well into its
final year. The project has developed an intelligent sensor-based system which
detects both natural and man-made disaster events in public transport
terminals, vehicles and critical infrastructures to support quick and optimal
mass evacuation. The ultimate aim of SAVE ME is to provide support in emergency
situations to help save the lives of the general public and the rescuers,
giving particular emphasis to the most vulnerable travellers (i.e. children,
older people and the mobility impaired). The final user trials will be taking
place in late May – early June at the Colle Capretto road tunnel, San Gemini,
Italy, and at Monument Metro Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
The project consortium members are pleased to announce
the final SAVE ME project workshop will take place from 1000-1630 (registration
opens at 0930) on Wednesday June 27th 2012 at the Baltic Centre for
Contemporary Art on Gateshead Quayside, UK (http://www.balticmill.com/).
This is free to attend, open to all who are interested and can be registered
for by going to http://saveme2ndworkshop.eventbrite.com/.
The event is kindly supported by the European Commission and the Safe and
Secure theme of the transportNewcastle network (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/transport/),
part of the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS) at
This one-day event will disseminate key findings from the
SAVE ME project and provide an open environment for a wider discussion about
the major safety and security issues facing transportation today. In addition
to the SAVE ME presentations, we have invited a number of national and
international key speakers working in the safety and security arena and from
other EU research projects to create a diverse and exciting agenda for the day.
The final agenda will be circulated in due course. In the
meantime, we kindly ask those interested in attending to register for free on
our dedicated Eventbrite website to allow us to provide you with further
information about the event. We would like to attract as wide an audience as
possible from different sectors and backgrounds, so please feel free to
disseminate this information to any contacts and through other networks where
this may be relevant.
Prof. Phil Blythe
SAVE ME project co-ordinator on behalf of the project