SOSeas: An assessment tool for predicting the dynamic risk of drowning on beaches

Other Subjects > Engineering Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Software Cerrado Español El ahogamiento es una de las principales causas de muerte en el mundo, alrededor de 372.000 personas al año, siendo una cifra que se considera subestimada (OMS, 2014). En consecuencia, existe la necesidad de mejorar esta situación considerada de salud pública. El objetivo del proyecto SOSeas es el desarrollo de una herramienta de evaluación para predecir el riesgo dinámico de los ahogamientos en las playas. En los espacios acuáticos recreativos se espera que una herramienta informática pueda mejorar la gestión de la seguridad por parte de los socorristas y también la información de riesgo de ahogamiento para los bañistas. Este proyecto es una continuidad del trabajo realizado en PreventSOS. En aquel caso el foco era el desarrollo de un sistema experto para la identificación, análisis y gestión del riesgo en espacios acuáticos y el diseño de una aplicación web para el registro de incidentes y accidentes. SOSeas pretende mejorar el servicio anterior integrando el sistema de información que provee el Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) en todo el mundo. Se pretende conseguir suficientes datos para poder nutrir a un sistema basado en técnicas de aprendizaje-máquina. La herramienta SOSeas se desarrolla para dos tipos de usuarios : gestores de playas/socorristas y usuarios recreativos (nadadores, navegantes, surfistas...). Estos usuarios podrán acceder a las condiciones meteorológicas y oceanográficas así como a información a medida sobre las amenazas de estos entornos siempre cambiantes. metadata CITICAN-Universidad Europea del Atlántico, mail UNSPECIFIED (2019) SOSeas: An assessment tool for predicting the dynamic risk of drowning on beaches. Repositorio de la Universidad. (Unpublished)

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El ahogamiento es una de las principales causas de muerte en el mundo, alrededor de 372.000 personas al año, siendo una cifra que se considera subestimada (OMS, 2014). En consecuencia, existe la necesidad de mejorar esta situación considerada de salud pública. El objetivo del proyecto SOSeas es el desarrollo de una herramienta de evaluación para predecir el riesgo dinámico de los ahogamientos en las playas. En los espacios acuáticos recreativos se espera que una herramienta informática pueda mejorar la gestión de la seguridad por parte de los socorristas y también la información de riesgo de ahogamiento para los bañistas. Este proyecto es una continuidad del trabajo realizado en PreventSOS. En aquel caso el foco era el desarrollo de un sistema experto para la identificación, análisis y gestión del riesgo en espacios acuáticos y el diseño de una aplicación web para el registro de incidentes y accidentes. SOSeas pretende mejorar el servicio anterior integrando el sistema de información que provee el Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) en todo el mundo. Se pretende conseguir suficientes datos para poder nutrir a un sistema basado en técnicas de aprendizaje-máquina. La herramienta SOSeas se desarrolla para dos tipos de usuarios : gestores de playas/socorristas y usuarios recreativos (nadadores, navegantes, surfistas...). Estos usuarios podrán acceder a las condiciones meteorológicas y oceanográficas así como a información a medida sobre las amenazas de estos entornos siempre cambiantes.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: prevención, ahogamientos, socorrismo, playas, CMEMS
Subjects: Subjects > Engineering
Divisions: Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Software
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2021 17:24
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 23:30
URI: https://repositorio.uneatlantico.es/id/eprint/244

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