The project “Smart Test of Alpine Rescue Technology” (START) with seven partners from four provinces and federal states will be carried out from 2017 to 2020. The project will improve the cross-border institutional cooperation in relation to alpine rescue technologies and is divided in six work packages.
Objectives of the project are not only:
1. Strengthening cross-border cooperation of mountain rescue and coordination of cross-border emergencies
2. Developing common methods for the introduction of new technologies and procedures
3. Creating a pilot area for testing innovative technologies and related operational protocols
4. Developing IT applications and IT support to better help people in need faster in emergency in the Alps
but also a sustainable cooperation of the mountain rescue in the border area and for joint international missions as well as collaboration for an effective (cost reduction) adaptation and testing of new technologies for the optimization of the alpine rescue chain beyond the project duration.