The primary aim of this project is to improve the detection of CBRN-E substances in Europe by enhanced cooperation among European research laboratories, advancing common technology standards or detection processes. This goal will be achieved through four work packages, each addressing a specific CBRN-E issue. These work packages will be formed around an ERNCIP thematic group, which will undertake pre-normative assessment on the topics identified as having a priority need, driven by the current security threats faced in the EU.
The proposed thematic groups for this CBRN-E Standards project are:
• Chemical & biological risks to drinking water – Water Security Plan
• Radiological and nuclear threats to critical infrastructure – remote expert support & novel detection technologies
• Risk assessment and mitigation of explosive threats against structures and soft targets
• Vehicle screening against explosive and weapons threats at checkpoints – CEN Workshop Agreement.
In order to provide oversight across all these work packages, there will also be a management work package covering the ERNCIP Office’s specific activities which will oversee all the other work packages.
Each thematic group will undertake pre-normative assessment to identify the current issues associated with the topic, and what options might exist for further harmonisation activities that would improve the security of the EU, and/or help the EU market for security products.
In some cases, this may lead to recommendations for specific harmonisation activities, such as changes to existing standards, or even proposals for new standards. Other possible paths that could be identified include a CEN/CENELEC workshop agreement; recommendations for further research, recommendations for EU policy, or even recommending that no further activity is justified.
Fields of science
- natural sciencesphysical sciencestheoretical physicsparticle physicsneutrinos
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringwater treatment processesdrinking water treatment processes
- social sciencespolitical sciencespolitical transitionsterrorism
- natural sciencesearth and related environmental scienceshydrology
- engineering and technologycivil engineeringwater engineeringwater supply systems
- H2020-EU.3.7. - Secure societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens Main Programme
- H2020-EU.3.7.2. - Protect and improve the resilience of critical infrastructures, supply chains and tranport modes
- H2020-EU.3.7.7. - Enhance stadardisation and interoperability of systems, including for emergency purposes
- H2020-EU.3.7.5. - Increase Europe's resilience to crises and disasters