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Security of critical infrastructures related to mass transportation

Objective

To develop adequate and well accepted security for mass transportation in Europe and the citizens affected by it, is a formidable task. The malicious threats, particularly those posed by terrorists, require a comprehensive approach: if security improvements are patchy, perpetrators are likely to find the loopholes left. With their open access points and interconnections, surface mass transportation systems are highly vulnerable, while it is technically and economically, impossible for the multiple operators to employ security measures similar to those used at airports. With eight technology and security analysis RTOs, four transportation industries and system integrators and two transportation consultancies – many with previous experience of working together in projects like SeNTRE and STACCATO – DEMASST is exceptionally well prepared to take on the dual challenges of analysis and networking necessary to define and achieve commitment for the strategic roadmap for the Phase 2 Demonstration project. DEMASST will develop a highly structured approach to the demonstration programme built on identifying the main security gaps and the most promising integrated solutions, utilising sufficiently mature technologies, for filling them. In the type of Concept Development & Experimentation approach proposed the experiments must be designed and analysed so as to be maximally informative. Given the vast variation in mass transportation systems an effective demonstration programme must also identify synergies between demo tasks and use less costly methods than full scale demonstration whenever that helps a broader awareness. DEMASST proposes to build the methodological infrastructure for this. But an optimal demo project design does not stop with finding scientific answers: the issue of turning demonstration into innovation is top on DEMASST’s agenda. And this approach will have utility also beyond transportation.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
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Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Sweden
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Research Organisations
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€ 262 753
Administrative Contact
Anders Eriksson (Dr.)

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FORSVARETS FORSKNINGINSTITUTT
Norway
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€ 50 175,28
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Instituttveien 20
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Else Hegsvold (Ms.)
INGENIERIA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE SME MP SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 74 472
Address
Paseo De La Habana 138
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alvaro Urech (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 113 483,13
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Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eldfrid øvstedal (Ms.)
FUNDACION INASMET
Spain
EU contribution
€ 92 769
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi , Parque Tecnologico Miramon 2
20009 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jesús Marcos (Mr.)
TECNOLOGIA E INVESTIGACION FERROVIARIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 57 352
Address
Paseo De La Habana 138
28036 Madrid
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
María José García Prieto (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
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€ 97 206,29
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Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
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Ilpo Kalevi Kulmala (Dr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
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€ 76 973,66
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
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Research Organisations
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Philippe Lecestre (Mr.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
France
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€ 3 210
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31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Brigitte Serreault (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
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€ 14 530,60
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Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
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Walter Krause (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
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Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
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Jolanda Van Deursen (Ms.)
HITACHI RAIL STS SPA
Italy
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€ 6 420
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Via Mantovani 3/5
16151 Genova
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Elena Re (Ms.)
THALES SECURITY SOLUTIONS & SERVICES SAS
France
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€ 3 210
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Rue Grange Dame Rose 20-22
78141 Velizy-villacoublay
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Jean-Francois Sulzer (Mr.)