site.btaEarly Warning Systems Developed in Bulgaria Presented at COP 28
Bulgarian-developed innovative early warning technologies that help save lives were presented Sunday in the Bulgarian pavilion at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 28), which is taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, between November 30 and December 12. For the first time, Bulgaria has its own pavilion at the COP to showcase its achievements in the common fight to curb the harmful human impact on climate change.
Navy Captain Miroslav Tsvetkov of the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy (NVNA) in Varna moderated the event, which was dedicated to safety and better health. It was held on the day dedicated by the COP28 organizers to health and impact of climate change on people's lives.
A software, developed by the NVNA, has helped in managing the aftermath of the February 2023 earthquake in Turkey, as well as assessing the situation in Nova Kakhovka, Ukraine, Tsvetkov said. (On 6 June, the Kakhovka Dam was breached, causing extensive flooding and prompting mass evacuations). Tsvetkov presented software applications based on satellite data showing the probabilities of occurrence of critical events caused by natural disasters. NVNA has also developed a computer application to monitor Black Sea pollution.
Raycho Raychev, Founder and CEO of EnduroSat - a company developing nanosatellites that fly in the lowest orbit on Earth and provide affordable satellite connectivity with multiple applications for both business and science, said that his company is developing a new infrastructure for tracking health and disaster situations. The monitoring will help authorities protect populations from natural disasters. The company is also working on new satellites that use cameras to detect changes in the environment and the movement of people. The first two satellites with similar functions are expected to be launched in 2024. In Raychev’s opinion, this will completely redefine the relationship between business and state institutions. “In healthcare, when we talk about viruses and water security, everything will be able to be monitored from the air,” he explained.
Georgi Georgiev, CEO of Enterprise Communications Group Bulgaria, presented ideas for an upcoming modernization of the 112 National Emergency Call System. According to him, new technologies will be integrated into the system so that people receive not only a call, but also data, video and location information.