Atos is main the Dawn undertaking that goals to develop measures to guard very important European infrastructure in opposition to the influence of incidents with catastrophic penalties, together with future pandemics, local weather change or useful resource shortage.
The multinational IT providers outfit stated it’s to coordinate a bunch of 41 private and non-private organizations that can work collectively over the following three years. The thought is to develop a set of applied sciences and options that may enhance the resilience of vital infrastructure within the face of disastrous shock occasions.
The undertaking is being commissioned by the European Union throughout the framework of the Horizon Europe Program, and financed to the tune of €11 million ($11.95 million), and goals to ensure availability, reliability and continuity of vital providers corresponding to transport, vitality, water, and well being.
One of many said goals of Sunrise is that it’s going to equip vital infrastructure operators to have the ability to reply swiftly to a pandemic or different main menace by enabling them to get well shortly from anticipated and surprising disruptions.
Atos stated that in addition to coordinating the undertaking, the corporate might be collaborating as a expertise supplier and within the evaluation of significant providers. It would even be concerned within the design of Dawn instruments, with a give attention to cyber-physical resilience and distant inspection of infrastructure.
This can apparently contain supply of a menace intelligence answer and the corporate performing dynamic danger evaluation by visible anomaly detection, 3D mannequin era and UAV inspection – the latter presumably of large-scale bodily infrastructure.
On the launch of the Dawn undertaking, Antonio Álvarez from ATOS IT Options stated that future dangers would take a look at the resilience of vital infrastructure in Europe, however that service operators and authorities in Europe weren’t adequately geared up to deal with such threats.
“The undertaking’s state-of-the-art instruments will set up cross-border collaboration and share finest practices between vital infrastructure operators. We are going to establish the totally different wants they’ve and develop technical instruments to satisfy these wants. SUNRISE will make our infrastructures extra resilient whether or not throughout pandemics or different issues that we could face as a society,” he commented.
In accordance with Atos, analysis for the Dawn undertaking is advancing quickly, and the members have given a sequence of workshops to operators of vital infrastructure in Spain, Italy and Slovenia. This has in flip assisted them in gathering first-hand information basic for the event of the undertaking, we’re advised. The outcomes of the analysis are set to be piloted in 18 infrastructures in eight totally different international locations.
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Nonetheless, Atos is itself within the midst of a posh restructuring course of that goals to separate off its digital, large information, and safety companies right into a separate entity to be listed on the Paris inventory trade as Evidian, plans which led to the resignations of both the CEO and CFO final 12 months. The corporate was stated to be holding exploratory talks earlier this month with potential buyers, believed to incorporate Airbus, over taking a stake in Evidian.
It was additionally revealed this month that Atos is to obtain £24 million ($29 million) in an out-of-court settlement with the UK government, following a authorized problem Atos filed concerning a contract awarded to Microsoft for a brand new supercomputer for the UK Meteorological Workplace. Atos claimed that there had been breaches in UK procurement regulation that led to its personal bid being unfairly dismissed. ®