What are basic objectives of ISOK Project?

The basic objective of the Project is creation of a system for improving protection of society, economy and environment against extreme hazards through creating  an electronic IT platform with necessary reference records which will be a tool for crisis management. The system, in particular, will cover data regarding hazards related to extreme atmospheric, hydrological and technological phenomena.

What are advantages related to implementation of ISOK project?
The basic advantages of implementation of ISOK Project are:
  • Improvement of functioning of public administration responsible for efficient management of flood risk and crisis management,
  • Reduction of losses caused by occurrence of hazard to life and health of people, environment, cultural heritage and business activity.
  • Improvement of the process of area development and planning,
  • Aware decision-making in respect of investments and their location.
  • Updating and supplementing reference databases necessary for the purpose of flood risk management,
  • Ensuring access to data to all subjects – the system shall facilitate compliance with the assumptions of the Flood Directive with regard to informing both citizens and entrepreneurs on flood hazard and risk,
Who are results of ISOK Project oriented at?

Direct recipients of the Project's results shall be institutions responsible for preventing critical situations, preparing taking control over them under planned actions and responding in the event of occurrence of critical situations. It relates in particular to Crisis Management Centres and other entities of governmental and self-governmental administration at national, regional and local level dealing with issues related to protection against flood and other hazards and response to crisis. ISOK IT solution will significantly improve possibilities of crisis management. The Project introduces new IT and tele-communication technologies improving operation of entities responsible for crisis management at each level of governmental administration and also increasing access of society and business to information in situations hazardous to safety, life, health and property thus facilitating interoperation of administration services and entities.

What will be ISOK system like?

Establishment of the system of the country's protection against extreme hazards aims at enhancing safety of the society and at limiting losses caused by occurrence of natural, technological and synergic hazards.  During construction of the system special attention was paid to supporting flood risk management which will increase safety of people and reduce losses caused by occurrence of the phenomenon of flood in Poland. It will be possible thanks to indicating areas threatened by flood and placing them in professional IT system using integrated database and modern module of communicating information to end users. The system is to ensure access to the information to both administration and individual subjects. Country Protection System against extreme hazards is to contribute to solving or minimising problems related to crisis management in Poland.

Benefits for the society related to ISOK Project?

ISOK project is society-oriented. The created system is in essence to:

  • limit losses caused by occurrence of phenomena, in particular floods,  hazardous to health and life of people, environment and cultural heritage and business activity,
  • improve operation of public administration entities in the area of crisis management and flood risk management,
  • increase feeling of safety of the society,
  • facilitate aware decision-making in respect of investments and their locations.

Moreover, the Project will significantly enhance development of information society in Poland.

Thanks to the Project Poland meets the European Union directives imposed under the Treaty of Accession?

Yes, ISOK Project shall enable Poland to meet the requirements of the Directive 2007/60/WE of the European Parliament of 23 October 2007 on the assessment and management of flood risks so called Floods Directive, which came into force on 26 November 2007. It imposes an obligation of preparation of planning documents regarding flood risks management and ensuring society access to their results. Under the Project an preliminary flood risk assessment and flood hazard maps and flood risk maps will be developed. Implementation of ISOK system shall place Poland among the countries which manage safety of their own society and economy in a modern manner and efficiently minimise a risk resulting from occurrence of catastrophic natural phenomena.

Implementation of the Project will also constitute an essential progress in implementation of INSPIRE Directive. The Project also contributes to improvement of Poland's ranking place among the EU countries thus meeting, among others, the requirements of OP IE the target group 6 contributing to increase of usage of IT and communication technologies in economy. The proposed ISOK system will be an important element in creation of electronic public services for the benefit of citizens, including services for disables people and foreign tourists (language), companies and environment.  Construction of Digital Terrain Model (DTM) and Topographic Objects Database (BDOT) has strategic and long-term dimension. These area databases contain reference data which is necessary in modern area planning, municipal management, in insurance system, for many services such as mountain rescue services  (GOPR, TOPR), for designing road infrastructure and many others.