FOI conducts research into the development of control rooms and command centres in order to be able to support the future's growing needs for coordinated command and control. With its expertise in this area of research, FOI is able to take account of the capability profile and technology needs of the individual operator as well as the operator position itself and associated team questions. In addition FOI conducts risk and vulnerability analyses relating to strategic decisions concerning the location and design of, for example, coordinated command and control centres. FOI can provide an overall perspective on the management of dynamic environments.
FOI works on different types of command centres and control rooms, for example control centres for emergency and crisis management operations, security and surveillance centres, ATC and other traffic control centres.
FOI applies a multidisciplinary approach in order to manage the complex issues involved in the interaction between man, technology and organisation that characterise today's control rooms and command centres.
FOI possesses expertise and experience in fields ranging from method and model development to special competence in Man System Interaction, technology development and threat/risk and vulnerability analysis.
FOI's clients in this field include, for example, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, the Swedish Armed Forces and the Greater Stockholm Fire Brigade.