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effective Container inspection at BORDer control points

effective Container inspection at BORDer control points

Objective

Efficient NII (non-intrusive inspection) of containerised freight is critical to trade and society. Freight containers are potential means for smuggling (e.g. tobacco), illegal immigration, trafficking of drugs, mis-declared goods and dangerous illicit substances, including explosives, nuclear material, chemical and biological warfare agents and radioactively contaminated goods. One inspection NII technology cannot cope with all these targets.
The C-BORD Toolbox and Framework will address all these targets and enable customs to deploy comprehensive cost-effective container NII solutions to potentially protect all EU sea- and land-borders, satisfying a large range of container NII needs.
The C-BORD Toolbox will include 5 complementary innovative detection technologies: delivering improved X-rays, Target Neutron Interrogation, Photofission, Sniffing and Passive Detection. User interfaces and data will be integrated to optimise effectiveness and efficiency of end-users and systems.
The C-BORD Framework will help customs analyse their needs, design integrated solutions, and optimise the container inspection chain; it will address detection levels, false alarm levels, throughput, health & safety, logistics and cost & benefits.
C-BORD will increase the probability of finding illicit or dangerous content with at least equal throughput of containers per time unit, reduce the need for costly, time-consuming and dangerous manual container inspections by customs officials, and in case a container is opened, increase the probability of finding illicit materials. C-BORD involves stakeholders from 8 EU countries, as partners (5) and advisory group members (3). On 3 custom sites integrated solutions will be trialled, respectively addressing the needs of big seaports, small seaports and mobile land-borders. To optimise sustainable impact, C-BORD will actively engage with a large community, will support policy implementation, evolution and start early exploitation planning.
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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

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Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 3 610 930

Participants (19)

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ARTTIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 916 457,50

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 414 522,50

COSTRUZIONI APPARECCHIATURE ELETTRONICHE NUCLEARI CAEN SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 349 576,25

CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE ET D'INDUSTRIE DE REGION PARIS ILE-DE-FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 230 910

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 508 926,25

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA ENERGIATUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 239 277,50

NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 730 857,50

OSLO CENTER FOR SCIENCE IN SOCIETY

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 44 138,50

MINISTERIE VAN FINANCIEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 311 968,75

SYMETRICA SECURITY LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 923 138,75

SMITHS HEIMANN SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 419 638,75

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 035 225

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 491 245

IZBA CELNA W GDYNI

Poland

IZBA ADMINISTRACJI SKARBOWEJ W GDANSKU

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 80 925

NEMZETI ADO- ES VAMHIVATAL

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 140 868,75

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 228 012,50

AGENZIA DELLE DOGANE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 66 263,75

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE

France

EU Contribution

€ 83 570,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 653323

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    30 November 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 826 452,50

  • EU contribution

    € 11 826 452,50

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France