Project review and perspectives
Revue à mi-parcours du projet SANCTUM
On 8 February 2019, the mid-term meeting of the project "Crisis Anticipation System by Uchronic Modeling Process" (Sanctum) was held at the MTES, launched a year ago by the Department of Defence, Security and Economic Intelligence (SDSIE).
The Sanctum project is an ambitious project to assist strategic decision-making. It was the subject of a first presentation to the general public at the Assises of the Global Security of the Territories held in Lyon in May 2018 and also organized by the SDSIE.
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High-level speakers, including several from the United States, Germany and Sweden, showed strong support for the project and highlighted the relevance of a largely multidisciplinary approach to decision-making strategic.
For the MTES, this project now gives a high visibility to our actions in crisis management. These actions are a necessary condition for the success of the ecological transition in long-term. Crisis management within the MTES, beyond the immediate response, must concider the globality of the phenomena and above all their anticipation.
Our ministry, the guarantor of the continuity of activities vital to the nation, carries a global conception of safety, consistent with our fields of action : transport, energy, water, environment, housing, development, natural hazards and technology, green growth.
At a time when the contexts of crises are constantly changing, our fundamentals are shaken, and in many areas we are facing the unknown, those whose mission is to manage crises must propose, despite these uncertainties, a course of action.
This is precisely the goal of the Sanctum project. Anticipation has been, for a longtime, the weak link in crisis management. The result of feedback from the many government-level crises that this Department has been associated with in recent years, the Sanctum project aims to conceptualize a method of anticipation and thus contribute to decision-making.