Electronic Situation Dashboard for Civil Protection (ELD-BS)

Baden-Württemberg situation map of a fictitious disaster event in Pforzheim
Baden-Württemberg situation map of a fictitious disaster event in Pforzheim

Description of the product

If a crisis or disaster occurs, fast action is crucial. In order to be able to make fast and good decisions, smooth communication as well as a secure and fast exchange of information and data between the ministries and the responsible authorities on all levels is essential.

This is where the Electronic Situation Dashbord for Civil Protection (ELD-BS) comes in: The ELD-BS is a tool that has been used for years in staff work and crisis management by authorities in the German state Baden-Württemberg. It is based on WebGenesis®, our own framework for web-based information systems.

The platform was developed by Fraunhofer IOSB together with the Ministry of the Interior of Baden-Württemberg and is used extensively in the context of operations and exercises at all levels of government.

Graphic visualization of evacuation planning


  • Supports communication, information and data exchange between the Ministry of the Interior, regional councils and lower disaster control authorities during a crisis
  • Supports comprehensive situation assessment
  • Classical tools to support situation assessment:
    • Central situation overview of the lower disaster control authorities
    • Target group oriented processing of messages/information
  • New and optimized applications, e.g.
    • Automated information exchange with radiological situation centers (federal and state level)
    • Presentation of the ordered measures of the higher disaster control authorities after nuclear accidents
    • GIS-based crisis object database (KODB) to support the planning of large-scale emergency situations
    • Tool for central evacuation and accommodation control (ZEUS)
  • Integrated single sign-on procedure User-friendly design ELD-DOK, a document exchange portal for managing disaster response plans across all levels of government down to the community level
  • A special feature of ELD-DOK is its cross-county and cross-governmental district usability. Continuous development and enhancement to increase its usefulness and generate added value for the using authorities.

Fields of application

  • Cross-hierarchical support of staff work
  • Management of crisis situations
  • Management of general emergency situations in disaster management

The electronic situation display has been used extensively for years by the Ministry of the Interior of Baden-Württemberg at all administrative levels in the context of operation and exercise scenarios.

User comments on the ELD-BS

The new digital situation picture supports communication and data exchange in disaster management. The main difference between this system and existing operational systems is that it can be used across all administrative levels. This makes the digital situation picture a real step forward for effective and modern staff work.

Press release of the Ministry of State Baden-Württemberg, November 15, 2022

In 2018 and 2019, the ELD-BS was significantly expanded in terms of functionality and complexity by our technology partner Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB), Karlsruhe, and has been very well received by the using agencies. The latest child is the Central Evacuation and Accommodation Control for Civil Protection.

»Infodienst« of the Ministry of the Interior Baden-Württemberg 1/2021


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