The Israel CRISMA validation application (Pilot C) focuses on the training of commanders and decision making during a large scale chemical incident. During a crisis event, the available resources should be rapidly deployed to the most appropriate tasks. In reality, the globally optimal resource allocation is impossible because the Command Centre has neither a perfect situational awareness nor the capacity to compute the right decision strategy in real-time. The usual strategy for reaching the near-optimal solution in these circumstances is to rely on a combination of written preparedness plans, (incomplete) situation maps and “gut feeling” of the experienced crisis managers.
CRISMA support application provides an interactive model of the large scale chemical accident and assure that the impact of the decisions taken by the trainees is realistic in a sense that the impact is guided by the natural laws and peculiarities of the training setup.