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Prevention and Management of High Threat Pathogen Incidents in Transport Hubs

Objective

PANDHUB will create an integrated toolbox to aid transport operators and relevant actors in major transport hubs in the development of their current pandemic and dangerous pathogen preparedness and response plans. The project is intended to cover the extraordinary aspects specific to serious natural or man-made pathogen threats in the transport environment by providing accurate, reliable and validated information for the incident threat assessment, preparedness and response phases.
The toolbox will include modelling components to simulate the spread of diseases and to evaluate the effects of countermeasures. The impact of these contact tracing and epidemiology tools will be the facilitation of an efficient and rapid response to a cross-border incident, thereby supporting the capability to limit spread and save lives. Co-ordinated and appropriate data collection, collation and analysis tools developed here, will allow swift ‘joined-up’ epidemiological investigation of a developing situation in order to integrate with, and inform, other technologies and expertise. The capability provided here will largely be achieved through early and close collaboration with transport staff and end-users, and borne out of review and integration of the local and national practical, legal and ethical implications necessarily involved when an incident and its response is multinational.
The developed tools will be widely tested through workshops and field exercises. The feedback from these experiments will be used for validation and further development of the tools.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/RNA virus/coronavirus

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ulla Peltonen (Mrs.)

Participants (6)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 798 580
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ulla Peltonen (Mrs.)
ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE HOPITAUX DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 472 200,40
Address
3 Avenue Victoria
75000 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frederique Brayda (Mrs.)
Department of Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 489 417
Address
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
LS2 7UE Leeds
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Helen Wallace (Ms.)
MEDES-INST MEDECINE PHYSIOLOGIE SPATIALE
France
EU contribution
€ 278 122,60
Address
Clinique Spatiale, Avenue Jean Poulhes 1
31403 Toulouse
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pétra Wolff (Ms.)
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 531 400
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne-Mari Kariniva (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 572 284
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)