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Remotely Operated CBRNe Scene Assessment Forensic Examination

Objective

The overall goal of ROCSAFE is to fundamentally change how CBRNe events are assessed, in order to and ensure the safety of crime scene investigators by reducing the need for them to enter high-risk scenes when they have to determine the nature of threats and gather forensics.
For this, ROCSAFE will make use of cost-effective modern remotely-controlled robotic air and ground vehicles (RAVs/RGVs) that are designed for use in rain, wind, and challenging ground surfaces and obstacles.
First, RAVs will assess the scene. These will have cameras and can carry an array of innovative new high-performance and rugged miniaturised sensor systems for RN, chemical and biological threats.
To reduce the scene commander’s cognitive load, ROCSAFE will include new Central Decision Management software and a Command Centre. All images and data will be streamed to this, where it will be analysed and displayed on a sophisticated and intuitive interface with maps and video, showing results of analytics and giving readings geographical context. This will enable the scene commander to assess the nature of threats, develop an Action Plan and an Evidence Plan, supported as needed by the Central Decision Management. It will also assist in coordinating sensors and mobile units. Its data analytics will provide fusion of multiple sensor data sources, to allow probabilistic reasoning about the most likely threats and likely locations of epicentres.
After the scene is assessed, RGVs will be dispatched to collect forensic material/evidence, with automatically-optimised routes to avoid hazards. They will have innovative new equipment for forensics collection that will automate best practices. Forensic material will be collected, bagged, tagged, documented, and stored by the RGV.
Thus, ROCSAFE will ensure that CBRNe scenes are assessed more rapidly and thoroughly than is currently possible, and that forensic evidence is collected in a manner that stands up in court, without putting personnel at risk.

Call for proposal

H2020-FCT-2015
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Coordinator

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 926 402,50

Participants (12)

CONSORZIO CREO-CENTRO RICERCHE ELETTRO OTTICHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 520 000
Address
Ss 17 Localita Boschetto
67100 L Aquila
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 380 125
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCORPION NETWORKS LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 287 500
Address
Sequoia House Firmount
9999 Clane
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AEORUM ESPANA S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 427 248,75
Address
Calle Refino 26 2 A
29013 Malaga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HEALTH SERVICE EXECUTIVE HSE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 89 566,25
Address
Limetree Avenue 2Nd Flo Oak House
Naas
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INOV INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INOVACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 277 375
Address
Rua De Alves Redol 9
1000-029 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Station Road
Newbridge
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 375 731,25
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 138 125
Address
Plaza Ayuntamiento 1
46002 Valencia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
IBATECH TECNOLOGIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 394 987,50
Address
C/ Dona Juana I De Castilla 50 1
28027 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REAMDA LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 438 750
Address
Monavalley Business Park
V92 ED26 Tralee Kerry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MICROFLUIDIC CHIPSHOP GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 435 250
Address
Stockholmer Strasse 20
07747 Jena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)