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a Virtual Studio for Security Concepts and Operations

a Virtual Studio for Security Concepts and Operations

Objective

The concentration of government buildings within urban environments has become a source of serious security vulnerability. Administrators and security experts face a variety of evolving threats that are hard to anticipate. To secure a government building against multiple threats while maintaining a minimal level of transparency and accessibility requires an integral security approach. It demands interdisciplinary collaboration between different experts from different domains. Currently, there is no efficient method or tool that allows the experts of different stripes to efficiently design, evaluate and implement appropriate security concepts. Existing ones do not allow for the effective creation, analysis, assessment, and sharing of security concepts that will help government administrators provide a secure environment for personnel and citizens.

The VASCO project addresses two important objectives. First, it will design, implement and evaluate an innovative IT tool that will enable security professionals and administrators to jointly formulate, test, and adjust security concepts and measures in a virtual environment. This provides a cost-effective and risk-free environment in which to devise an evidence-based, all-risk approach for the protection of government buildings. Second, it will produce a knowledge and best practice database, which captures dynamic and visual reference scenarios created with the VASCO system.

To accomplish these aims, the project will adopt an iterative methodology that enables the constant involvement of its world-class security and crisis management experts, assisted by a solid and open user group, during the whole project. It makes use of the latest advances in interactive visualisation, simulation, crisis management, and artificial intelligence to provide end-users with a new tool that significantly improves the way in which they collaborate to secure critical government assets both at home and abroad.
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Coordinator

DIGINEXT

Address

370 Rue Rene Descartes Les Hauts De La Duranne Immeubles A Et B
13857 Aix En Provence

France

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 856 382

Administrative Contact

Stéphane Collins (Mr.)

Participants (6)

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 286 471

CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 331 862

IMMERSION

France

EU Contribution

€ 429 846

KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 388 220

Crisisplan B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 490 240

FORSVARSHOGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 254 320

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 607737

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2014

  • End date

    28 February 2017

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 151 940

  • EU contribution

    € 3 037 341

Coordinated by:

DIGINEXT

France