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Scalable multidimensionAl sitUation awaReness sOlution for protectiNg european ports

Scalable multidimensionAl sitUation awaReness sOlution for protectiNg european ports

Objective

Nowadays coordinated and every time more complex terrorist attacks are shocking the world. Due to the progressive rely of industrial sector and many critical infrastructures (CI) (e.g. EU ports) in ICT systems, the impact of a coordinated physical attack, a deliberate disruption of critical automation systems or even a combined scenario including both kind of attacks, could have disastrous consequences for the European Member States’ regions and social wellbeing in general.
Taking into account this fact and this real threat on EU ports as one of the main CI in Europe, SAURON project proposes the holistic situation awareness concept as an integrated, scalable and yet installation-specific solution for protecting EU ports and its surroundings. This solution combines the more advanced physical SA features with the newest techniques in prevention, detection and mitigation of cyber-threats, including the synthetic cyber space understanding through the use of new visualization techniques (immersive interfaces, cyber 3D models and so on). In addition, a Hybrid Situation Awareness (HSA) application capable of determine the potential consequences of any threat will show the potential cascading effect of a detected threat in the two different domains (physical and cyber).
On the other hand, through SAURON approach the public in the surroundings and the rescue/security teams will be able to be informed on any potential event/situation that could put in risk their integrity.
Thus, SAURON proposes as main objective to ensure an adequate level of both physical and cyber protection for the EU ports and limiting, as far as possible, the detrimental effects for the society and citizens of a combined attack (physical & cyber) to an EU port.
Reducing the vulnerabilities of EU ports, as one of the main European critical infrastructures and increasing their systemic resilience in the face of a physical, cyber or combined threat will be also part of the SAURON main objective.
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Coordinator

FUNDACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA PARA LA INVESTIGACION, PROMOCION Y ESTUDIOS COMERCIALES DE VALENCIAPORT

Address

Avenida Muelle Del Turia S/N
46024 Valencia

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 846 037,50

Participants (13)

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UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 703 000

S2 GRUPO DE INNOVACION EN PROCESOS ORGANIZATIVOS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 641 147,50

UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 428 125

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 596 500

PIRAEUS PORT AUTHORITY SA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 323 968,75

THALES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 727 055

IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 499 537,50

INNOVASEC LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 290 566,50

AUTORITA DI SISTEMA PORTUALE DEL MAR TIRRENO SETTENTRIONALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 336 250

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 365 250

ETRA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 642 512,50

NOATUM CONTAINER TERMINAL VALENCIASA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 290 169,25

LUKA KOPER, PORT AND LOGISTIC SYSTEM, D.D.

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 236 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 740477

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2017

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.4.

H2020-EU.3.7.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 491 172,50

  • EU contribution

    € 6 926 369,50

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA PARA LA INVESTIGACION, PROMOCION Y ESTUDIOS COMERCIALES DE VALENCIAPORT

Spain