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Advanced pRotection of critical buildinGs by Overall anticipating System

Objective

"Socioeconomic activities such as supply and distribution of gas or electricity and the Infrastructures that generate it or transport it (power plants, gas pipes), are vital to the day-to-day functioning of any country. Due to several factors, the social and financial European situation, or supply constraints, energy & utilities have become, over the last years, a prominent issue in Europe.

In this light, any serious disruption on these Critical Infrastructures (producers or transporters) could have an enormous impact on the well-being of any society. How those Critical Infrastructures can anticipate any threat with the view of avoiding potential disruptions is the main goal of ARGOS project. This project proposal will enhance the capacity of those Infrastructures in order to monitor, deter, and respond to a potential threat using ‘Early Warning Technologies’.

Commonly, enhancing security capabilities entails the inherent implication of ethical aspects. In this sense, the EC is highly sensitive with this matter and it’s making relevant efforts to regulate this situation. As a starting point of the project idea and with the aim of being in tune with EC efforts, ARGOS has focus on the development of non-privacy invasive technologies such as vibration sensors. Regarding technologies that might be considered as ‘non full privacy respectful’ such as audio sensors, this will not be developed with the aim of recording conversations (but for distinguish among animals, humans or machines); and others such as video sensors, will contemplate embedded video analytics for 1st level processing (together with a 2nd level of powerful video analytics placed in the local gateway) so they will transfer only metadata instead of images."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

EVERIS AEROESPACIAL Y DEFENSA SL
Address
Camino Fuente De La Mora 1
28050 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 450 579,25
Administrative Contact
David De Castro (Mr.)

Participants (13)

MIRA TELECOM SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 260 700
Address
Doamna Ghica Street Scara 3 Etaj 7 Ap 87 Sector 2 12
022834 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silviu Ionut Ciobanu (Mr.)
ARATOS ANONYMOS ETERIA ANAPTYXIS PARAGOGIS & EMPORIAS PROIONTON PLIROFORIKIS & IPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 213 440
Address
Riga Feraiou Str 93 Floor 3
26221 Patras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giorgos Kostopoulos (Mr.)
INFITHEON Technologies
Greece
EU contribution
€ 328 080
Address
Odos Patriarchou Grigoriou And Neapoleos 27 The Technology And Science Park Of Attika Te S P A Lefkippos
15310 Ag Paraskevi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikolaos Tsampieris (Dr.)
KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 138 800
Address
P Kanellopoulou 4 St
10177 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
George Leventakis (Mr.)
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LABORATORY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Greece
EU contribution
€ 316 300
Address
Adrianiou 2 & Papada
11525 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Spyropoulou (Ms.)
HI IBERIA INGENIERIA Y PROYECTOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 265 800
Address
Calle Juan Hurtado De Mendoza 14 Piso Baj
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Gimenez (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 518 805
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Riitta Kuusisto (Mrs.)
THALES SERVICES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 344 488
Address
Rue Grange Dame Rose 20-22
78140 Velizy Villacoublay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thierry Lamarque (Dr.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 80 480
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Libor Stejskal (Mr.)
ATHENA GS3-SECURITY IMPLEMENTATIONS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 431 840
Address
Hatzoref 5
58856 Holon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peretz Gurel (Mr.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 66 056,25
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marina Fontara (Ms.)
AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE GIJON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 61 044
Address
Claudio Alvargonzalez 32
33201 Gijon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ainhoa Puebla (Mrs.)
EVERIS SPAIN SL

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Camino Fuente De La Mora 1
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David De Castro (Mr.)