emergency.lu is addressing the challenge of worldwide rapid response capacity and preparedness for humanitarian emergencies by providing a solution to fill the communication gap in the first hours and days after a large-scale disaster.
emergency.lu is a multi-layer platform consisting of satellite infrastructure and capacity; communication and coordination services; satellite ground terminals for longterm (NoSaCo® Regular and transportable antenna) as well as rapid deployment (NoSaCo® Rapid and inflatable antenna); and transportation of equipment to the disaster area within the first 12 to 20 hours.
The 24/7 basis of the emergency.lu platform is an innovative end-to-end service for the international humanitarian community. This pioneering platform will improve the effectiveness of rapid response. The Luxembourg-initiated solution is unique in flexibility and performance.
emergency.lu will collaborate with United Nations agencies for integration of the solution into existing communications infrastructures used in humanitarian operations. An initial partnership has been established with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) as global lead of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC). WFP and emergency.lu will also work together to integrate Emergency Preparedness Integration Centre (EPIC) and emergency.lu into one solution to meet demands for efficiency in humanitarian work.