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Welcome to this website that provides public information about the CascEff Project. The aim of the project is to improve our understanding of the cascading effects in crisis situations to reduce the consequences of escalating incidents in complex environments. In order to do so the CascEff project will identify initiators, dependencies and key decision points. These will be used to develop an Incident Evolution Tool which will enable improved decision support in escalating incidents, contributing to the reduction of collateral damages and other unfortunate consequences associated with large crises.

The EU project CascEff is funded via the Seventh Framework Programme. The CascEff consortium consists of twelve partners from five countries and is coordinated by SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. The Consortium has appointed an independent External Expert Advisory Board (EEAB) comprised of end users of the results of the CascEff Project to ensure that the tools developed are truly useful in a real-life situation.