AIFER final meeting
The German-Austrian joint project AIFER (Artificial Intelligence for Emergency Response) is coming to an end. For the last time, all partners from Germany and Austria as well as the funding agencies met at DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen on October 12-13, 2023 to present and finally discuss the project results.
AIFER developed machine learning methods to automatically extract and intelligently fuse information from satellite, aerial imagery, drone data, and geo-social media. Legal, sociological and ethical aspects were examined as well as user requirements and scientific-technical testing and possible implementation. The aim of the project was to contribute to a holistic and dynamically updated situation picture and thus to targeted decision support for authorities and organizations with security tasks (BOS).
As part of the research project, the methods and technologies developed were tested under realistic conditions in several exercises in Schweinfurt, in the Ahr Valley and in Salzburg to determine their practical suitability and added value during operations.
2021 Exercise in the Ahr Valley
Exercise and UAV flight campaign in Ahrtal as part of the AIFER project
2022 Exercise in the Integrated Control Center (ILS) in Schweinfurt
Test at the Integrated Control Centre (ILS) in Schweinfurt as part of the AIFER project
2022 Exercise in the Ahr Valley
Drohnen sammeln Daten für schnelle Katastrophenhilfe
Exercise: ZKI operation during drone exercise with emergency workers in the Ahr Valley
2023 AIFER Fex Salzburg – final exercise
KI kombiniert Daten aus Erdbeobachtung und Sozialen Medien für schnelle Katastrophenhilfe
On the German side, the project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the "Research for Civil Security" program. On the Austrian side, funding was provided by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT) as part of the "Funding Program for Security Research (KIRAS)".