On September 16, 2023, DUNE has participated in a clustering event at the underground facility Zentrum am Berg (ZAB) in Styria, Austria together with partners from the projects Med1stMR (funded by Horizon Europe) and NIKE-med (funded by the AUSTIRAN FFG). At this field exercise, a real life testing inside a tunnel system took place, where a bus accident with 20 victims to be triaged was simulated. Overall, around 130 people took part in the exercise, including about 70 first responders from firefighters, police and four different medical first responder organizations, 38 role players and over 20 researchers from all over Europe. Participation in the event gave DUNE the opportunity to liaise with partners from other Responder Technology projects and to test its ARIANNA system, capable of tracking the location of the first responders in GPS-denied environments (e.g., tunnels).
This was on TV on the National Television in Austria. The event was widely covered in the media, including film and newspaper reports.