Let me introduce our services.

The National Association of Radio Distress-Signalling and Infocommunications (RSOE) operates Emergency and Disaster Information Service (EDIS) within the frame of his own web site which has the objective to monitor and document all the events on Earth which may cause disaster or emergency. The main objective is to manage information about events endangering the safety of our own country. Our service is using the speed and the data spectrum of the internet to gather information. We are monitoring and processing several foreign organization’s data to get quick and certified information. This data will be continuously published on our Internet web site. Beside the official information, with the help of special programs nearly 1500-2000 internet press publication will be monitored and the publication containing predefined keywords will be processed. However, these „news” cannot be considered as official and reliable information, but many times we have learnt critical information from the internet press.

We are screening the incoming information and storing in a central database sorted by category. After processing the information we are sending it immediately via E-Mail (or other format) for the organizations and persons who have requested it. We are aspiring that the processed data will be validated and reliable in all cases, to avoid the possible panic situation caused by unreal information. That is why we are trying to create and keep contact with all organizations, which can provide validated information for us, to operate EDIS. Certainly we are publishing all incoming data and information at our website to provide up-to-date information to the citizens as well as we are publishing useful knowledge for them.

We have a knowledge database, which contains all necessary information, which can help citizens in an emergency situation.

Information in the knowledge database
  • Identification database for dangerous materials
  • Description of infections
  • Description of dangerous storms
  • Responsibility definition in emergency cases
  • Description of different emergency scales
  • Global volcano database
  • Global airport, airlines and routes database
  • Global hospital database
  • Global dam database
  • Global power plants database (nuclear and traditional)
  • Global refinery database
  • Global port (marinas) database

Events can be followed at our Monitoring site such as

Automatically processed data (such as robots)
  • Seismically activities
  • Tsunami events
  • Nuclear power plant status (only USA)
  • Wild animals in danger of biological (only USA)
  • Severe weather events (hailstorm, tornadoes and dangerous winds) in USA
  • Forest fire events (mostly in US)
  • Geomagnetic Storm Alert (only "K" index)
Manually processed data (operators)
  • Acid rain
  • Atmosphere pollution
  • Avalanche
  • Building collapse
  • Biology Hazard
  • Chemical pollution
  • Chemical explosions
  • Cold wave
  • Climate Change Events (please see: http://cc.rsoe.hu)
  • Dam collapse
  • Desertification
  • Displaced persons
  • Displaced population
  • Drought
  • Earthflow
  • Environment pollution
  • Epidemics
  • Aftershock
  • Explosions
  • Extreme weather
  • Famine
  • Flash flood
  • Fires
  • Floods
  • Food shortage or crop failure
  • Forest/grassland fire
  • Hailstorm
  • Heat wave
  • Insect infestation
  • Industrial/technological accident
  • International (war-like encounters)
  • Mine collapse or cave-in
  • Nuclear or thermonuclear event
  • National (civil strife, civil war)
  • Pollution
  • Power shortage
  • Refugees
  • Landslide
  • Sand/dust storm
  • Structural collapse
  • Storm
  • Storm surges
  • Tornado
  • Tropical storm
  • Tsunami and tidal wave
  • Volcano Activity
  • Volcanic Eruption
  • Vehicle accident and incident (road, sea and air)

Citizens can monitor the disasters which happened in Hungary, in Europe or in the World on our alert map continuously with up to 15 minutes updating period. News is not only available for the visitors on the website but RSS news source is also available as well as ordering free e-mail reporting. We are continuously tracking the flood situation, the possible earthquakes, accidents and disaster situations which happened in our country. The interested persons can be informed continuously about the actual flood situation. A new service is under development to inform citizens. The objective of the service is to ensure information at our website for those who are travelling to foreign countries. The information contains events which has happened in the target country in the last 30 days and have been travelling risk effect.

Best regards,
Zsolt Boszormenyi
Head of EDIS