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effective Container inspection at BORDer control points

Objective

Efficient NII (non-intrusive inspection) of containerised freight is critical to trade and society. Freight containers are potential means for smuggling (e.g. tobacco), illegal immigration, trafficking of drugs, mis-declared goods and dangerous illicit substances, including explosives, nuclear material, chemical and biological warfare agents and radioactively contaminated goods. One inspection NII technology cannot cope with all these targets.
The C-BORD Toolbox and Framework will address all these targets and enable customs to deploy comprehensive cost-effective container NII solutions to potentially protect all EU sea- and land-borders, satisfying a large range of container NII needs.
The C-BORD Toolbox will include 5 complementary innovative detection technologies: delivering improved X-rays, Target Neutron Interrogation, Photofission, Sniffing and Passive Detection. User interfaces and data will be integrated to optimise effectiveness and efficiency of end-users and systems.
The C-BORD Framework will help customs analyse their needs, design integrated solutions, and optimise the container inspection chain; it will address detection levels, false alarm levels, throughput, health & safety, logistics and cost & benefits.
C-BORD will increase the probability of finding illicit or dangerous content with at least equal throughput of containers per time unit, reduce the need for costly, time-consuming and dangerous manual container inspections by customs officials, and in case a container is opened, increase the probability of finding illicit materials. C-BORD involves stakeholders from 8 EU countries, as partners (5) and advisory group members (3). On 3 custom sites integrated solutions will be trialled, respectively addressing the needs of big seaports, small seaports and mobile land-borders. To optimise sustainable impact, C-BORD will actively engage with a large community, will support policy implementation, evolution and start early exploitation planning.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration

Call for proposal

H2020-BES-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 3 610 930

Participants (18)

ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 916 457,50
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Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Germany
EU contribution
€ 414 522,50
Address
Grantham-allee 20
53757 Sankt Augustin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COSTRUZIONI APPARECCHIATURE ELETTRONICHE NUCLEARI CAEN SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 349 576,25
Address
Via Vetraia 11
55049 Viareggio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE ET D'INDUSTRIE DE REGION PARIS ILE-DE-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 230 910
Address
Avenue De Friedland 27
75382 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 508 926,25
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Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENERGIATUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 239 277,50
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 730 857,50
Address
Ulica Andrzeja Soltana 7
05 400 Otwock
Activity type
Research Organisations
OSLO CENTRE FOR SCIENCE IN SOCIETYAS

Participation ended

Norway
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€ 44 138,50
Address
Sigurdsgate 16B
0650 Oslo
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MINISTERIE VAN FINANCIEN
Netherlands
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€ 311 968,75
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Korte Voorhout 7
2511CW S-gravenhage
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SYMETRICA SECURITY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 923 138,75
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Botley Road 39 Roman House North Baddesley Phi House
SO52 9AB Southampton
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SMITHS HEIMANN SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 419 638,75
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Rue Charles Heller 36
94400 Vitry Sur Seine
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
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€ 1 035 225
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Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
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€ 491 245
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Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IZBA ADMINISTRACJI SKARBOWEJ W GDANSKU
Poland
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€ 80 925
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Dluga 75/76
80-831 Gdansk
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NEMZETI ADO- ES VAMHIVATAL
Hungary
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€ 140 868,75
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Szechenyi U. 2
1054 Budapest
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 228 012,50
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
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Research Organisations
AGENZIA DELLE DOGANE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 66 263,75
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Via Carucci Mario 71
00143 Roma
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE
France
EU contribution
€ 83 570,25
Address
45, Rue D'ulm
75230 Paris Cedex 05
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments