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Crisis Management

Trilateral leads and contributes to cutting edge research and technology services in crisis and security. This extends across sectors including: crisis and disaster management, migration (particularly in relation to exploitation stemming from migration), security, cyber security and surveillance. Services include:

  • Research services (e.g., including research on a global scale in relation to preparedness for and response to both man-made and natural disasters, social network analysis and evaluations)
  • Data services (e.g., Mapping the UK Disaster Research base)
  • Policy and regulatory advice (e.g., in the E-CRIME project we are identifying and developing diverse, concrete counter-measures, combined in portfolios of inter-sector and intra-sector solutions, including enhancement for crime-proofed applications, risk management tools, policy, law enforcement interventions and best practices, and trust and confidence measures)
  • Technology assessment (e.g.,  we recently assessed the roll-out of the first aid app for the Global Disaster Preparedness Center)
  • Impact assessment (e.g., in iTRACK we are running an ethical and privacy impact assessment)
  • Stakeholder engagement and dissemination (e.g., we lead communication and dissemination activities in H2020 projects such as ResiStand)

Trilateral provides its services with a focus on:

  • Multidisciplinary analysis and expertise
  • Evaluation of the unintended social, ethical and legal impacts of new tools. We evaluate prospective tools to show you how to mitigate unwanted impacts and achieve responsible practice, particularly in the following areas: identity systems, drones, smart environments and smart infrastructure and the economic impacts of cyber-crime
  • Enhancing the resilience of groups at risk
  • Increasing the capacity of officials, first responders and humanitarian actors by working in close partnership with stakeholders

Selected Projects

PREP1: A SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYSIS TOOL FOR PREPAREDNESS

In February 2017, Trilateral will begin a new project, PREP1: a social media analysis tool for PREParedness. Trilateral will collaborate with the Global Disaster Preparedness Center, to continue their work into supporting the hum...

DANTE – Detecting and analysing terrorist-related online contents and financing activities

DANTE – (Detecting and analysing terrorist-related online contents and financing activities) is a 30 month project that runs from 1 September 2016 till 28 February 2019. The Dante project will follow a multi-disciplinary approach ranging from criminology and co...

INSPEC2T – Inspiring CitizeNS Participation for Enhanced Community PoliCing

INSPEC2T will develop a sustainable framework for Community Policing that effectively addresses and promotes seamless collaboration between the police and the community. TRI leads the dissemination work package and is responsible for providing bespoke advice on the pr...

UK Disaster Research Map

Understanding the disaster research landscape in the UK is a priority for funders and researchers. The UK Collaborative on Development Science (UKCDS) have commissioned Trilateral Research to create a UK Disaster Research Map and corresponding analytical report. Trila...

ResiStand – Increasing disaster Resilience by establishing a sustainable process to support Standardisation of technologies and services

ResiStand is a two-year project that started in May 2016 that aims to find new ways to improve the crisis management and disaster resilience capabilities of the European Union and individual Member States through standardisation. The project has 14 partners from seven...

iTRACK – Integrated system for real-time TRACKing and collective intelligence in civilian humanitarian missions

iTRACK is a three-year project funded under the Horizon 2020 framework programme. iTRACK is co-ordinated by the University of Agder, and consists of twelve partners. Based on principles of Privacy by Design, this project will build the iTRACK system, an integrated int...

TRACE – TRafficking as A Criminal Enterprise

TRACE (Trafficking As a Criminal Enterprise) was a 24-month project that started in May 2014 and comprised nine partners from across Europe. TRACE (grant agreement no: 607669) supported stakeholders in combating and disrupting human trafficking, one of the largest cri...

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Selected Publications

Watson, Hayley, and Rowena Rodrigues, Bringing privacy into the fold: considerations for the use of social media in crisis management, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 2017.

Said, M., Hughes, A., Anson, S., Watson, H., Klafft, M., Metz, K., and Lukau, E. “Understanding cross-cultural adoption of a first aid app”, Health and Technology, 2017, pp. 1-9.

Anson, Susan, Hayley Watson, Kush Wadhwa and Karin Metz, “Analysing social media data for disaster preparedness: understanding the opportunities and barriers faced by humanitarian actors”, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Volume 21, March 2017, p.131-139.

Gerry, F., Muraszkiewicz, J., and Niovi, V. (2017) ‘Using Digital Technologies to Combat Human Trafficking: Privacy Implications,’ in Cronin, N and Ellis, K. Human Trafficking: Emerging Legal Issues and Applications, Tucson: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Chapter 5.

Muraszkiewicz, Julia, “A Right to Flee: Refugees, States, and the Construction of International Cooperation”, International Journal of Refugee Law, 28 (3), 535-537, 2016.

Watson, Hayley., Kim Hagen, Susan Anson, and Kush Wadhwa, “Working with emergency responders across Europe to enhance crisis communication practices”, British APCO Journal, Volume 21, Issue 1, March 2015, p.22-23.

Muraszkiewicz, Julia, Hayley Watson, Kush Wadhwa and Paul De Hert, “Trafficking in Human Beings as an Enterprise: Highlighting Key Questions About Data Shortage on the Business Side”, Slavery Today, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2015.

Wadhwa, Kush, David Barnard-Wills and David Wright, “The state of the art in societal impact assessment for security research”, Science and Public Policy, August 2014.

Lagazio, Monica, Nazneen Sherif and Mike Cushman, “A multi-level approach to understanding the impact of cyber crime on the financial sector”, Computers & Security, Vol. 45, 2014.

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