ResiStand: Increasing disaster Resilience by establishing a sustainable process to support Standardisation of technologies and services ResiStand is a two-year project (May 2016 - April 2018) that aims to identify new ways to improve the crisis management and disaster resilience capabilities of the European Union and individual Member States through standardisation. Whilst standardisation is a powerful tool with the potential to maximise technical, procedural, operational and semantic interoperability, there is a need to overcome apathy and limited participation from stakeholders. ResiStand will contribute to an improved disaster resilience by identifying and analysing the drivers, constraints and expectations of three main stakeholder communities: Standardisation Organisations, End-Users, and Suppliers, consisting of researchers, industry and SMEs. ResiStand’s partners will work with these communities to identify standardisation gaps and to create a prioritised roadmap for new initiatives. The roadmap will be complemented by a critical evaluation of standards as a tool to improve disaster resilience. Additionally, ResiStand will implement a pre-standardisation process that supports the development of standards. To test the feasibility of this process and encourage the continued use of the “ResiStand Process”, ResiStand will develop a new work item. The overall objective of ResiStand is to identify new ways to improve the crisis management and disaster resilience capabilities of the European Union and of individual Member States through standards. This objective will be achieved by:
- Proposing new standardisation activities that can advance and improve disaster resilience.
- Providing a better understanding of the potential of standardisation as a tool for improving disaster resilience.
- Presenting a new, sustainable process for better and faster capitalizing on the potential of standardisation.