Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)
ENEA is the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. It has currently about 2.700 staff members in the headquarters in Rome and in 12 main research centers distributed all over Italy. ENEA is the Italian Agency appointed for Nuclear Safety and Security. ENEA participates in Euratom research projects on technologies for intrinsically safe fourth generation nuclear fission and is considered a leader in the fields of non-proliferation, safety of nuclear installations, metrology. It also provides support to competent authorities for the management of treaties on nuclear issues and of radioactive waste and orphan sources and for activities related to decommissioning.
It operates two nuclear reactors for research in the ENEA Casaccia Centre (north-west of Rome) where is also located the larger national deposit for nuclear waste. The Centre is equipped with al the most updated infrastructure and technologies for responding to a radiological and nuclear emergency and it runs yearly a full-scale exercise with the involvement of first responders and mass evacuation of more than 1.000 workers inside the centre. The Centre has been home to a large-scale exercise in the RN activities of the EDEN project. In addition ENEA, with its consolidated technology background and unique competences, has been involved since the early beginning in the development of innovative tools for Security. ENEA representatives act in close contact with international institutions (EC, NATO, EDA, IAEA), sitting in clusters of excellence, to support with its expertise the upgrading of present legislation, and technologically contributes to specific projects (from capability to demonstration).
In 2013, the Diagnostic and Metrology Laboratory of ENEA received the Excellence Medal in Science and Technology from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) USA for the participation in the NATO NRC STANDEX program.
ACTIVITIES IN INCLUDING
ENEA is a Coordinator of the INCLUDING Project and leader of Work Package 1 – Project Management. ENEA will be contributing to almost all the WPs and will organize a Joint Action in its nuclear centre of Casaccia, another Joint Action with a table top exercise in the Centre in Bologna, one edition of the Annual Workshop and in collaboration with a third party (LUMSA University of Rome) it will organize the Workshops on EU RN Training Framework.
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)
The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, founded in 1921 includes five campuses (Milano, Brescia, Piacenza-Cremona, Roma and Campobasso) which cover 14 faculties, 52 three-year major tracks, 42 graduate level degrees, 1 four-years degree, over 100 master tracks, 53 specializations and 5 Postgraduate Schools. The extensive research program closely collaborates with 16 internal colleges, 62 departments and 93 research centres. Their common goal is the understanding and study of those topics that have proved vital to the well-being of each human being: the new frontiers of economics, bioethics, environmental recuperation, developments in the judicial fields, family dynamics, major mass phenomena, the evolution of political systems, new horizons in medicine, the technological applications of physics and mathematics, and the most recent discoveries in environmental research. The School of Medicine, established in Rome in 1961, covers all modern medical disciplines as well as some of the most considered medical scholars in the world. In addition to the courses of Medicine & Surgery, Nursing sciences, Physiotherapy, Public health, bioethics biomedical science and a variety of other clinical subjects, there is a School of Health Management and Economy. The School of Medicine provides healthcare through the teaching hospital Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli (www.policlinicogemelli.it) that, with 1400 beds and a turnover of 70.000 patients annually, is part of the National Health Service as a hospital of national relevance at high specialization. The University and the Policlinico Gemelli’s activities are compliant with relevant regulatory and with all recognised standards. UCSC’s Ethical Committee, founded in 1988, is a resident body that operates in total independence also on behalf of third parties seeking assessments or advice. Within this framework, ethical issues are analysed, discussed and assessed by means of inter and multi-disciplinary methodology. The Committee offers also training in Ethical evaluation and monitoring and related issues and activities.
In the framework of EDEN project (FP7, concluded 2016) UCSC organized within the FPG premises two full-scale live exercises. The exercises were focused on the hospital response to a chemical event, it involved more than 200 participants from European countries. FPG staff also actively participated in the training and in testing new technologies proposed by the EDEN partners.
Within EU Projects EDEN (FP7, concluded), Reaching Out, NO-FEAR and ENCIRCLE (H2020) UCSC is providing ethical monitoring and supervision through the evaluation of different tools and demos and the ethical review of selected deliverables. In terms of management of research activities, the University has 3 main and Research Support Structures, one in each of the three main campuses (Milan, Rome and Piacenza).
The University has also a Brussels based office: it supports Project activities, reinforces dissemination activities and supports the liaison with the European Commission.
The School of Medicine in the last 5 years has participated to 52 health related European and International projects: 6 have been successfully coordinated by UCSC.
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UCSC is a Leader of the Work Package 6 - Link with other projects and new acquisitions, furthermore it will organize a Joint Action (live Demonstration) in the Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli premises focusing on medical and hospital aspects of an RN trauma/trauma event. UCSC is a Task Leader for the 1.2 - Ethics administration and 6.2 - Training Facilities mapping and support in joining the federated cluster and will contribute in Task 5.1 - Joint actions as associated location.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)
The University of Athens started operations on May 1837. It was the first University not only in the newly established Greek State but also in all the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean in general. Presently, the University has five Schools and a total of twenty-nine Departments located in four campuses near the centre of Athens. Full-time undergraduate enrolment exceeds 35,000 students. The Department of Informatics and Telecommunications (DIT, http://www.di.uoa.gr/eng) was founded in 1989. It consists of three divisions: Computer Science; Computer Systems and Applications; Telecommunications and Signal Processing.
The Department has about 38 faculty members and over 200 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. UoA will participate in the INCLUDING project through the Network Technologies Services and Applications (NETSA) Lab. NETSA was legally established in 2016 within the UoA. NETSA staff comprises of a number of acknowledged researchers and engineers specializing in the fields of telecommunications, data networks, security, multimedia applications, distributed, mobile and pervasive systems. During the past years NETSA has been actively involved in a number of international projects, funded mainly by the European Commission, as well as national projects, funded by Greek Ministries or other organizations. NETSA has coordinated technical activities in numerous projects and acted as coordinator in the H2020 RAWFIE project.
ACTIVITIES IN INCLUDING
In INCLUDING UoA/NETSA will provide the platform for managing drill and activities in the field. The platform will be cloud-based with resource management schemes that cover humans, groups of practitioners, specialized devices and robots. The INCLUDING platform will support the implementation of field experiments and allow for the post-processing of drill derived information. Through the analytics component the calibration/optimization of processes will be facilitated. The required customization for the different experimental facilities participating in INCLUDING Is also a task to be undertaken by UoA/NETSA.
Ministry of Defence, Greece (HMOD)
The Ministry of National Defence of Greece (HMOD) enacts the National Defence Policy for the government of Greece including civil protection, crisis management, search and rescue operations, humanitarian aid and social and environmental research. Consequently HMOD provides the full CBRN operational spectrum (detection, identification, personnel, decontamination, triage procedures and emergency medical support) and was deployed to the 2004 Olympic Games. HMOD has accumulated extensive expertise and experience from deployments with toxic industrial material/chemical incidents and has substantial experience of large-scale training exercises. Continuing a successful field demonstration exercise for IDIRA (FP7 project); the next field exercise will be for the benefit of TOXI-Triage project.
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Work Package 5 - Leader - Joint Actions at the Facilities Network: HMOD is leading WP5 by coordinating the joint actions at the facilities network. In parallel HMOD will plan, organize and execute a demonstration in the HNTC, Skaramagkas Naval Base.
Astri Polska (APL)
Astri Polska is the first Polish company with 100% of revenues from space business. It is specialized in electronics, optomechatronics, GNSS, Earth observations and satellite technology-based applications (mostly for Crisis Management purposes). From the very beginning Astri Polska is highly focused on creating and delivering integrated services and tools supporting such sectors as crisis and security management (including strong IT security and safety), planning resilience, critical infrastructure protection, personal data protection and continuity planning while always emphasing on safety issues. The company has extensive experience coming from the cooperation with EU projects under 7th FP (PRACTICE, ForLab, D-BOX, EDEN) and Horizon2020 (e-KnoT, C3PO). They were a priceless chance for Astri Polska employees to cooperate with crisis management stakeholders in preparation and organization of several international big-scale trainings, demonstrations and tests, development of effective validation methodologies and dissemination techniques.
Company portfolio includes approx. 50 projects concerning development of space technologies for i.e.: ESA, European Commission (FP7, BONUS, ENIAC, Horizon 2020) and Polish National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR). It delivers solutions to leading European space programmes, such as: JUICE, MetOp-SG, Sentinel-5, NeoSat, EUCLID. Astri Polska is authorized distributor of Airbus Defence and Space satellite imagery and geoinformation products. It also has ability to develop applications based on EO data and is appointed to Copernicus Relay – an official partner of Copernicus programme in Poland.
Astri Polska is a Joint Venture of Airbus Defence and Space and Space Research Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences (CBK PAN). Since foundation in 2010, the company is growing rapidly, employing approx. 80 people, mostly Polish engineers. Astri Polska activities are in line with priorities of Polish Space Strategy.
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Astri Polska (APL) is a leader of the Dissemination Work Package (WP7), with main focus on Task 7.1 Communication Activities and is mainly engaged in preparation of the evaluation methodology, review of gaps in exercises, simulation and trainings and scenarios development.
Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC)
The INESC TEC - Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science has more than 30 years of experience in R&D and technology transfer. Present in sites in the cities of Porto, Braga, and Vila Real, INESC TEC incorporates 13 R&D Centres with complementary competences, always looking to the international market. At INESC TEC, the knowledge and results generated as part of fundamental research are typically applied in technology transfer projects, always guaranteeing added and immediate social relevance. INESC TEC currently employs more than 725 Researchers, including Researchers from Higher Education Institutions and Staff Researchers, and also Technical and Administrative Support Staff, Grant Holders and Trainees. It is important to highlight the number of Researchers holding a Ph.D.: more than 350. Moreover, it is important to stress that INESC TEC is also appealing to foreign students: 40% of our Ph.D. students are foreigners. To undertake R&D activities in specific areas, generating internationally competitive science and technology. To act as an effective interface between the university and companies, public institutions and services, through contract research, technology transfer, specialised consulting services and advanced training. To actively contribute to the development of the Portuguese science and higher education system and promote its continuous adaptation to societal needs.
INESC TEC Associate Laboratory invests in Scientific Research and Technological Development, as well as in Advanced Training and Consulting, Technology Transfer and Launching of New Technology-based Companies.
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Work Package 2 – The Federated Cluster: INESC TEC will actively contribute to the optimization of the resources sharing, namely in the inclusion of the virtual reality content into the architecture of the INCLUDING platform.
Work Package 3 – Training gaps analysis and scenarios development: INESC TEC is a leader of the Virtual Reality training and, taking advantage of the research team expertise, one will propose solutions to the gaps in training and certification using Virtual Reality technologies. More precisely, one will leverage the training and certification to a multisensory level where one will be able to train first responders and RN specialists in fully immersive environments that will promote a realistic training scenario and decision-making training. Trainer tools will be also addressed, where they will have full control of the training scenarios and their variables as well as they will be able to monitor the trainees’ performances.
Work Package 4 – A common learning framework for RN training: INESC TEC will contribute to the harmonization of RN education and training and to the training matrix concept by adding to the equation the specificities of Virtual Reality training technologies.
Work Package 5 – Joint Actions at the Facilities: INESC TEC will host the 2nd Annual Workshop as well as a Joint Action that will focus on Immersive Virtual Reality training program for first responders and RN specialists.
Work Package 7 – Dissemination and Exploitation: INESC TEC will be included as a new testbed to be included in the federated cluster having as focus the Immersive Virtual Reality training for first responders and RN specialists.
TEKEVER ASDS (Aerospace, Defense and Security) develops and delivers advanced technological solutions in the areas of communications, autonomous vehicles and space systems for the aeronautics, space, defense and security markets. TEKEVER ASDS was created in 2006 as a spin-off of the TEKEVER Group, and develops and incubates innovative technologies, maturing them enough to create new products or integrate them into existing product lines of the company. TEKEVER’s activity is product-driven and the company invests significantly in research done in close collaboration with our customers for the integration of innovative technologies in its product lines. Research fields cover the full technological stack exploited on robotics systems, autonomous vehicles, their software and systems infrastructure as well as operations.
Upholding this vision, TEKEVER delivers embedded systems, sensor networks, autonomous platforms for air, ground and water environments, and intelligent systems to clients in the aerospace, defense, security and civilian fields. TEKEVER ASDS is part of the TEKEVER Group, a Portuguese based technology driven group, with subsidiaries in Europe, Asia, the United States and Brazil.
TEKEVER has been involved in several research projects in the field of robotics and autonomous systems, with a strong focus on on-board intelligence, system perception and cognition and inter-system interactions.
Within the Group, TEK staff have also lead several European research projects and are currently involved in several study groups in the fields of aeronautics, communications, interoperability and standardization (e.g. EUROCAE WG-73 and WG-105, RTCA SC-228, IMG-S, ASD EqIMG, NATO NIAG, etc.).
The TEKEVER Group has 4 facilities in Portugal and counts with highly skilled and experienced in collaborative research staff, with strong backgrounds in autonomous systems, covering several key areas from mechanics to electronics, aerodynamics, aircraft design, communications and radios, control systems, artificial intelligence, operational analysis and optimization, system control, software development and validation, and system integration and testing.
TEKEVER has a clear focus on the market and its research strategy is committed to integrating R&D results in innovating products to create market advantages.
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TEK’s background is perfectly in line with the project’s objectives and goals. Being a SME and an industrial partner, TEK will take advantage of its expertise on unmanned platforms and previous experience on NRBQ agents’ detection, in order to carry out the activities that involve the identification and analysis of equipment and mainly technological gaps – strongly collaborating on Work Package 3 – Training gaps analysis and scenario development. This gaps review will also be the input for the consequent activities on RN training, learning framework and joint actions at facilities, where TEKEVER will have an important role with the operation of UAV platforms.
St. Michel Stad City of Mikkely (SSAV)
South Savo Rescue Services (SSAV) has been involved with many CBRNE related projects during
Mikkeli Development Miksei Ltd. runs several security and safety related projects
Universities focusing water/environmental/food/living/oil prevention etc. security & safety topics
State of the art manufacturers of CBRNE equipment like Environics Oy.
The Army Command (ARCOM) is located in the historic garrison area of Karkialampi, Mikkeli and functions as the command headquarters of the Commander of the Finnish Army, Major general Petri Hulkko.
Karelian Brigade in nearby is responsible for Mil operations and Cimic operations in the area.
AVI (Eastern Finland Authority Headquarters)
South Savo Regional Hospital is emphasising CBRNE safety related issues
The City of Mikkeli is a “Living Lab” platform for safety & security related exercises, pilots, testing and
multiagency operations. Mikkeli is themed as “Safety Headquarters City of Finland”. The history of this
phrasing comes from WWII when Finnish Armed Forces Headquarters were in Mikkeli. Nowadays Mikkeli
has many active operators in security field:
In addition, the management of the city fully supports all types of security & safety projects and programmes
in the area. Few examples of those are participating to projects Toxi Triage and ENCIRCLE (EU
HORIZON2020) and Miksei leaded Quick Response CBRNE Team (Miksei/VTT/STUK & Verifin)
agreement with EU (EuropeAid/137560/DH/SER/Multi).
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Organization of a Joint Action in WP5. Contribution to Tasks devoted to Ethical and Security aspects of the project. Participation to Joint Actions.
Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (FHG IVI)
Fraunhofer IVI is part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, which undertakes applied research to private and public enterprise. Fraunhofer IVI has extensive experience in developing large applied research projects in the fields of civil security, transportation, infrastructure, and energy. The Department of Strategy and Optimisation has longstanding experience in developing solutions for improved situational awareness, decision support, communication and modelling. The developed software technology MobiKat – consisting of a GIS-based command & control system with multiple web applications connected to - is in daily and practical use at police forces, fire-brigades, rescue services, and other civil protection organisations.
The technologies have been developed initially in order to support optimal response to flood and other largescale situations, but have proven themselves in many situations, such as the severe floods in the Free State of Saxony in 2006 and 2013, but also in other extraordinary and everyday situations. In order to support such large-scale usage scenarios, appropriate deployment architectures have been designed and developed.
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The main task of Fraunhofer IVI is the work on the federated cluster, which will be built as a federation of testbeds. This platform is based on the outcome of the RAWFIE project and where we have been contributing strongly. The platform itself will not be used in its existent form, but adapted and extended to the special requirements for the INCLUDING platform. A strong focus is laid on interoperability between the testbeds of the federation which means we will be trying to use as many open standards as possible for import / export functionalities and general interfaces. Our task in working on the platform is not limited to the middleware and backend, however, but we are also working on the web based front-end as well. This will be using modern technologies based on HTML 5 and probably ECMAScript 7.
Additionally we are able to contribute to the training aspect of the platform as we are working on the training platform for the project TARGET where we are responsible for the overall architecture and the simulation engine driving the trainings. Building upon our vast experience in visualisation, especially of geospatial data in form of maps, we can also contribute in any tasks that require such work.
Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) is a private, independent non-profit think tank. IAI promotes the understanding of international politics through studies, research, meetings and publications, with the aim of fostering the opportunities of all states to move towards the direction of supranational organization, democratic freedom and social justice. IAI is part of a vast international network, and interacts and cooperates with the government and its ministries, European and international institutions, universities, major national economic actors, the media and the most authoritative international think tanks.
IAI Security Programme analyses several and complementary aspects of internal and international security. Research activities consider reciprocal connections between security and a range of elements, including: national and European security strategies, crisis management, civil protection, critical infrastructures, civilian capabilities supporting European external action, dual use technologies, chemical biological radiological and nuclear (CBRN) sector, and the new challenges of food security. The Programme focuses on national and European levels, as well as on regions of interest for the EU. Its analyses deal with institutions, policies, decision-making, organizational and operational aspects, technological Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) issues as well as the related market. The researchers participate in European research consortia composed by various stakeholders, produces studies, reports and academic publications. It manages practitioners’ platforms in order to organize seminars and interviews aimed at contributing to the formation and implementation of security policies, and their related investments, at national and European levels. The Security Programme has developed in years a wide-ranging network in Italy and in Europe with universities, think tanks, industries, small and medium enterprises, and practitioners from various agencies and institutions dealing with security. In particular, the Programme constitutes a unique specialization in Italy by participating in the Sixth and Seventh EU Framework Programmes for research and innovation, in Horizon 2020, in European and Italian platforms on R&D&I in the security field.
Established as an autonomous Programme in 2018, it conducts its activities in close synergy with the Defence Programme. In doing so, it relies on IAI’s 50 years long tradition of research activities with a close attention to security developments at national, regional and global level.
ACTIVITIES IN INCLUDING
IAI is a Leader of Work Package 3 - Training gaps analysis and scenarios development. IAI is leading Task 3.1 - Evolution of RN hybrid threat. A review of RN events with a specific focus on RN emergencies linked to intentional and terroristic (or potentially terroristic) activities will be conducted. The review will feed the assessment of strengths and weaknesses in the whole crisis management cycle (from Prevention to Recovery).
IAI will also contribute to Task 6.3 - Funding watch for training facilities and other stakeholders.
CEA French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission – Saclay site – LIST Institute (CEA)
The CEA LIST (Laboratoire d'Intégration des Systèmes et des Technologies), part of CEA Tech, is a research Institute specialised in software systems and technologies with vital societal and economic implications. The 700 researchers, engineers and technicians from CEA LIST perform research work in partnership with the major industrial players in the nuclear, automotive, aeronautical, security and defence and medical fields and thus investigate and develop innovative solutions corresponding to their requirements.
Activities span from conceptual design of systems to pre-industrial prototypes. CEA LIST promotes technology transfer and encourages innovation, particularly by assisting the emergence of start-up companies. The Sensor and Electronic Architectures Laboratory (LCAE) is a reference laboratory for the development of nuclear instrumentation for the main industrial partners of the nuclear industry (EDF, ORANO, MIRION…). The laboratory has a long expertise, especially concerning the development of fast electronics for passive or active non-destructive measurements, photon activation analysis for nuclear waste packages characterisation or Homeland Security Applications.
The Radiation Protection Service of the CEA Saclay site will be involved in the INCLUDING project and will be in charge of the training period involving a RN threat.
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Organization of a Joint Action in CEA facilities involving a one day training period with the purpose of operating in degraded radiological conditions: use of real contamination (99mTc) and use of irradiating sealed sources.
Nuclear Security Centre of Excellence under the State Border Guard Service of MOI of the Republic of Lithuania (NSCOE)
The ultimate mission of NSCOE is to generate knowledge, good international practice and then provide human resource development support to multiple national stakeholders as well as to contribute to fostering overall national nuclear security regime.
Fields of interest:
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- Capacity building in the area of nuclear detection and response
- Detection infrastructure development
- Coordination and collaboration mechanisms and schemes
- HRD products development and implementation
- Nuclear Security culture
NSCOE is a Leader of Task 3.2 – Training gaps and analysis and will contribute to Work Package 4 – A common learning framework for RN training and Work Package 5 – Joint Actions at the Facilities.
INTERNATIONAL SECURITY COMPETENCE CENTRE G.M.B.H. (ISCC)
The company International Security Competence Centre G. m. b. H. (ISCC), an SME in Baden (Austria), represents an international network of security experts. Members of the ISCC Board of Directors and the international ISCC network of partners have decades of experience in security-related threat- and risk assessment, as well as in security technology and operational security. ISCC operates on the basis of networked security, i.e., it cooperates closely with members of the international security community (armed forces, police, special forces), eminent scientists and engineers from universities and private industry – many serving as associates of ISCC.
ISCC security professionals are engineers, chemists, physicists, including also experts in weapons and explosives, in undercover operations and in related security operations in the field. ISCC services range from catastrophic terrorism to critical assessment of emergency preparedness in case of a major terror attack, laboratory- and field tests of weapon systems and explosives, as well as risk analysis for the National Critical Infrastructure (energy, transport, telecommunication, banks, food industry).
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ISCC have the following responsibilities:
- Leader for Work Package 4 – A common learning framework for RN training
o Task4.1 Workshops on the EU RN training framework,
o Deliverable 4.1 Report on the INCLUDING Training Matrix,
o Task 4.2 Development of RN training learning objectives.
o Work Package1 - Project management (Task 1.1 Project coordination),
Member of The Security Board (SB).
o Work Package 2 – The Federated Cluster (Task 2.1 Database of training facilities),
o Work Package 3 – Training gaps analysis and scenarios development (Task 3.1 Evolution of RN hybrid threats, Task3.3 Scenarios Refinement and Development),
o Work Package 4 – A common learning framework for RN training (Task 4.3 Validation and feedback from Joint Actions).
Centre for Energy Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA EK)
The Centre for Energy Research (EK) has been established in 2012 by merging two former research institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, i.e. the Atomic Energy Research Institute (AEKI) and the Institute of Isotopes (IKI) to carry out research and development in the field of nuclear science and technology in Hungary. The mission of the Centre involves its participation in international research efforts aiming at the establishment of new generation of nuclear power plants and the closing of the fuel cycle; maintaining and improving competence especially in the field of nuclear safety and security; assisting in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy in areas other than energy production; etc. MTA EK is one of the Technical Support Organizations of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority and together with this organization one of the Nuclear Security Support Centres in the Framework of the IAEA. At the same time MTA EK was nominated to a Collaborating Centre of the IAEA for Nuclear Forensics in 2016. One of the main activities of MTA EK is the participation in combating illicit trafficking of nuclear materials. This task is delegated to MTA EK by the Governmental Decree 490/2015 (XII.30) (previously 17/1996). Nuclear forensics activities started in Hungary in the beginning of ‘90.
The Nuclear Security Department is one of the twelve scientific departments of the Centre and its basic and applied research activities are mainly related to nuclear safeguards and forensics using non-destructive (gamma spectrometry and neutron counting) and destructive (mass spectrometry) analytical methods. Beside these research fields of various dosimetry methods (retrospective, reactor, environmental radiation processing) and environmental control are under development and in routine use. The main research areas involve: Analysis of nuclear material of unknown origin (illicit trafficking). Determination of isotopics of uranium, plutonium (e.g. in PuBe neutron sources) and other actinides by gamma spectrometry and mass spectrometry. Gross neutron counting. Multiplicity counting: the traditionally used shift register is replaced by a digital pulse train recorder (list mode) developed at the department. Analysis of trace elements. Assessment of nuclear material in safeguards related samples. Analysis of long-lived radionuclides in environmental samples. Study of the laser ablation technique in the above and other fields. Use of retrospective dosimetry in nuclear forensics.
The Nuclear Security Department has training laboratories and activities for 10-15 years. Several international and regional training courses were organized at the Research Centre in the field of Nuclear Forensics; Nuclear Security (e.g. Radiological Crime Scene Management); and Gamma Dosimetry for Radiation Processing. Summer trainings and longer IAEA fellowship programs were also carried out at the Centre. MTA EK is also participating in IAEA Safeguards inspector trainings. Two special IAEA training programs were piloted at the Centre: 1-week Practical Introduction Training Course in 2014 and 3 months long Residential Assignment Complex Program for Nuclear Forensics in 2015.
National trainings are organized for Radiological Crime Scene Management and Radiation Protection. Besides, a Testing Laboratory was established at the Centre to help the development of nuclear instruments and detection systems for nuclear security purposes (detection of hidden and masked nuclear materials) using dynamic and static tests under controlled conditions. Unique property of the laboratory is the availability of wide scale of alpha-, beta-, gamma- and neutron emitting shielded radioactive sources and nuclear materials of different activities for tests. The capabilities of this laboratory are utilized in several EU projects connected to nuclear security.
MTA EK has been participating at some EU projects in the field of Nuclear Security: FP7 Booster (2010- 2013), FP7 Scintilla (2012-2014), EUROSTARS (2015-2017), H2020 C-BORD (2015-2018), ITRAP-10+ (2017-2018), as well as decommissioning: H2020 INSIDER (2017-2021).
The topic of the former Booster (BiO-dOSimetric Tools for triagE to Responders) project connects strongly to INCLUDING: designed to research and develop new bio-dosimetric tools in order to quickly evaluate the level of potential casualties, determine by appropriate sensors their consequences, allow an efficient triage of exposed people, integrate a useful and usable toolbox, train civil protection operators and define commercial exploitation potentialities after a terror attack using dirty bombs.
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MTA EK proposes to organize during the project 2x one-day demonstration combined with in-field exercises to practice radiological crime scene management and to respond an incident with simulated dirty bomb explosions together with testing of hand-held and remote detector systems. The exercise will be connected to evaluation meeting to determine lessons learnt and to define best practices. Practitioners from the Consortium can be observers and also active participants. Practitioners from external organizations can participate as observer during the field exercises. Training sessions will be organized before the exercises.
Ministry of Home Affairs - Public Security Police (PSP)
Ministry of Home Affairs - Public Security Police (PSP), whose mission is to assure the democratic legality, guarantee the internal security and the rights of the citizens, under the Constitution and the Law. Core Fields of daily activities: Public order, Crime prevention, Crime investigation, Drug related crime investigation (not international), Traffic security and fiscalization, Airport Security, Road accident crime investigation, Sport, cultural, social events security (soccer, music concerts), Environment security, International Civil Police Missions, civil emergency, civil protection. Missions against terrorism or highly organized crime that require skilled, highly trained personal and special equipment, like SWAT, anti-riot, bomb disposal, CBRN, k9 or close protection are assigned to the PSP's Police Special Unit (UEP).
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The PSP will contribute to the extent necessary for the project progress, notably through the appointment of a team of experts for the development of resilience requirements and participation in field exercises. PSP will participate on the study and definition of characteristics of scenarios and elaborating a wish-list and participating in the capture and definition of requirement specification for first responders about scenarios and explosives and CBRN devices of interest. PSP will also be part of assessing the methods and procedures making an analysis and evaluation of the devices developed and take active part of the demonstrations.