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MobIle Laboratory Capacity for the Rapid Assessment of CBRN Threats Located within and outside the EU

Objective

Background: In case of major intentional, accidental or natural CBRN incident, fast in field identification of agents is crucial for optimal risk assessment, risk management, and counter measures. A determining factor is to bring a rapidly CRBN deployable diagnostic and forensic capacity as close as possible to the crisis area.
Objective: To harmonize the definition of a CBRN mobile laboratory and to identify the needs and solutions for deployment in- and outside the EU.
Methods: An evidence-based multidimensional matrix (type of threats, magnitude, location, societal impact) will be used to define the scenarios and missions justifying the use of CBRN deployable capacities. A state of the art of existing capacities within the EU and gap analysis will be carried out to identify actions for improvements and to assess the best possible organizational and operational architectures enabling sustainability at optimal costs for the society. The role of national or international regulatory authorities and agencies will be reviewed to assess which should be stakeholders of CBRN mobile capacities and how to coordinate the activities these EU mechanism of CBRN crisis management. A straightforward interface with existing EU capabilities and expertise will be delineated. A strong emphasis will also be put on other synergistic EU and non-EU projects. Practicalities (i.e., structures, equipments and functions including operational procedures, communication, logistics, forensics and related legal issues) will be assessed with technological suppliers and end-users. Building partnerships and cooperation with interested stakeholders (e.g., EU key actors, nations within and outside the EU in strong demand for this type of capacity) will be a specific task dedicated to the dissemination of the MIRACLE project.
Impact: A set of deliverables leading to an evidence-based CBRN mobile laboratory architecture based on flexibility, scalability, modularity, and interoperability.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 402 790
Administrative Contact
Jean-Luc Gala (Prof.)

Participants (8)

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 37 672,50
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Willy Guilleux (Mr.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM DER VERTEIDIGUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 164 512
Address
Fontainengraben 150
53123 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marianne Krajewski (Mrs.)
FORSVARETS FORSKNINGINSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 149 335,50
Address
Instituttveien 20
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tone Elisabeth Vestreng Solberg (Mrs.)
TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 75 702
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Göran Bucht (Prof.)
Netherlands Forensic Institute
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 118 796,50
Address
Laan Van Ypenburg 6
2490 AA The Hague
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eduard Van Zalen (Mr.)
HEALTH CANADA
Canada
EU contribution
€ 21 614
Address
Rm 5-074, Bmo Bldg, Laurier Ave. West 269, Al4905b
K2A 1Z7 Ottawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gary Kobinger (Dr.)
Police Service of Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 55 267
Address
Knock Road 65
BT5 6LE Belfast
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerald Murray (Mr.)
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 104 915,50
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sander Banus (Dr.)