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Remotely Operated CBRNe Scene Assessment Forensic Examination

Objective

The overall goal of ROCSAFE is to fundamentally change how CBRNe events are assessed, in order to and ensure the safety of crime scene investigators by reducing the need for them to enter high-risk scenes when they have to determine the nature of threats and gather forensics.
For this, ROCSAFE will make use of cost-effective modern remotely-controlled robotic air and ground vehicles (RAVs/RGVs) that are designed for use in rain, wind, and challenging ground surfaces and obstacles.
First, RAVs will assess the scene. These will have cameras and can carry an array of innovative new high-performance and rugged miniaturised sensor systems for RN, chemical and biological threats.
To reduce the scene commander’s cognitive load, ROCSAFE will include new Central Decision Management software and a Command Centre. All images and data will be streamed to this, where it will be analysed and displayed on a sophisticated and intuitive interface with maps and video, showing results of analytics and giving readings geographical context. This will enable the scene commander to assess the nature of threats, develop an Action Plan and an Evidence Plan, supported as needed by the Central Decision Management. It will also assist in coordinating sensors and mobile units. Its data analytics will provide fusion of multiple sensor data sources, to allow probabilistic reasoning about the most likely threats and likely locations of epicentres.
After the scene is assessed, RGVs will be dispatched to collect forensic material/evidence, with automatically-optimised routes to avoid hazards. They will have innovative new equipment for forensics collection that will automate best practices. Forensic material will be collected, bagged, tagged, documented, and stored by the RGV.
Thus, ROCSAFE will ensure that CBRNe scenes are assessed more rapidly and thoroughly than is currently possible, and that forensic evidence is collected in a manner that stands up in court, without putting personnel at risk.
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Coordinator

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Address

University Road
H91 Galway

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 926 402,50

Participants (12)

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CONSORZIO CREO-CENTRO RICERCHE ELETTRO OTTICHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 520 000

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 380 125

SCORPION NETWORKS LTD

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 287 500

AEORUM ESPANA S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 427 248,75

HEALTH SERVICE EXECUTIVE HSE

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 89 566,25

INOV INESC INOVACAO - INSTITUTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 277 375

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 375 731,25

AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 138 125

IBATECH TECNOLOGIA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 394 987,50

REAMDA LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 438 750

MICROFLUIDIC CHIPSHOP GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 435 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 700264

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 July 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 781 061,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 781 061,25

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland