EU Support to radiological and nuclear emergencies
INCLUDING is seeking to provide fully-fledged and comprehensive training in the RN security sector at the European level. Starting from the existing training resources of the partners in the consortium, in most cases developed in the framework of EC projects, INCLUDING aims to enhance the practical know-how and to boost a European sustainable training and development framework for practitioners in the RN Security sector.
TERRIFFIC holds final Public Workshop in France
What an excellent day we had this week at the TERRIFFIC final Public Workshop, kindly hosted at the Entente Valabre near Aix-en-Provence this week. The project coordinator, Arktis Radiation Detectors, and indeed all the project partners were proud to welcome the audience of CBRNe practitioners and experts, to the aerial firefighting college in the south of France.
Final Trial held at Chambéry, France 29-30 September
The Final Trial was held successfully in Chambéry in the Savoie region of France on 28-29 September. Hosted by SDIS73, fire officers were able to test and assess the complete TERRIFFIC System in an operational setting using a variety of real radiation sources.
Field Exercise in Slovakia on 07-08 September
The Field Exercise, part of the project’s trials campaign, was held in Malacky, Slovakia on 07-08 September. Project partners ISEMI and TLA organised the event with the support and active participation of police and fire officers from the Slovak and Czech Republics.
UK Fire magazine features TERRIFFIC project
A feature article on the TERRIFFIC project appears in the May issue of UK Fire magazine.
April Newsletter published
The latest newsletter has just been published and is available to download from the website.
Crime scene investigation in a CBRN context
Dr Marian Kolencik of the ISEM Institute in Slovakia has published a paper on ‘Crime scene investigation in a CBRN context.’
Next stage of the integration process with a face to face meeting in France
The further integration of the components that make up the TERRIFFIC system were held in Chambéry, France on the 29th and 30th March.
TERRIFIC featured in NCT Magazine
The March issue of the NCT Magazine includes a piece on the TERRIFFIC project, which looks at the importance of Critical National Infrastructure to society.
Feedback from the Semi-Public Workshop
A very successful Semi-Public Workshop was held virtually on the 11th December. We had over 40 participants, including CBRNe practitioners, the European Commission, colleagues from other research projects and our Advisory Boards.
The second Semi-Public Workshop has been announced for 11th December. The ongoing restrictions that we are all facing caused by the Covid-19 pandemic means that this will be a virtual event, as are so many other webinars in 2020.
École Centrale de Lyon video
Great new infographic video from École Centrale de Lyon, explaining how the TERRIFFIC System works in practice. Sensors and detectors mounted on drones and robots are sent into the incident area to identify and measure the radiation source.
Augmented Reality video
Short video showing the current state of play of the augmented reality component of the TERRIFFIC System, developed by the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology.
Integration and Testing
Successful integration and testing of the TERRIFFIC System was recently carried out at the offices of Arktis Radiation Detectors in Zurich.
AERACCESS at Milipol Paris 2019 – Stand R105
Project partner AERACCESS is very pleased to be exhibiting on stand R105 at Milipol Paris 2019 between 19-22 November. Milipol is the leading event for Homeland security and Safety and a very important few days in the calendar for everyone involved in the security sector.
The 13th CBRNe Protection Symposium: 24-26 September
The CBRNe Protection Symposium is aimed at professionals engaged in the CBRNe-protection field. Formerly known as the CBW Protection Symposium, it has now grown to include the areas of protection against Radiological, Nuclear and explosive warfare agents, along with the former Chemical and Biological warfare agents.
Emergency Services Show – 18/19 October
The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s leading first responder show and TERRIFFIC is delighted to have been invited to exhibit. Every year several thousand police, fire and ambulance personnel pass through the doors – over 7,500 last year – so as you can imagine, we are really looking forward to this fantastic opportunity to talk to many of them about the TERRIFFIC project.
Trial video released!
The video of the first Trial, which was held in Chambéry, France on the 9th – 11th April has now been released. You can watch it here.
The Trial, which involved firefighters from SDIS73 in the Savoie region and the TERRIFFIC technical team, was held to evaluate the various components in the project and provided extremely useful feedback for the technical team.
TERRIFFIC evaluates components during first Trial
An initial assessment of the existing technologies in the TERRIFFIC components was held on 9th – 11th April 2019 in Chambéry, France. The training and assessment was hosted by SDIS 73, the French fire service for the region. Our thanks to SDIS deputy director, Lt. Col Denis Giordan, for organising his team of firefighters, who contributed hugely to this milestone event for the TERRIFFIC project.
ARKTIS Radiation Detectors exhibiting at Security & Policing
Security & Policing 2019 – Where technology and innovation meet…
This official UK Government event is a world-class opportunity to meet, network and discuss the latest advances in delivering national security and resilience with UK suppliers, colleagues and Government officials. The 2019 event will be hosted by the Joint Security & Resilience Centre and will be attended by Senior UK Government Officials.
Romania takes on presidency of the Council of the European Union
In the context of Romania`s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Informal Meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers will be held in Bucharest, on 6-8 February 2019. The works will be held at the Palace of the Parliament. The event will be chaired by the Romanian Minister of Internal Affairs, Carmen Dan, for the Home Affairs section and, respectively, by the Romanian Minister of Justice, Tudorel Toader, for the Justice Section.
TERRIFFIC feature published in CBNW magazine
CBNW magazine has just published an article about the TERRIFFIC project in its January issue. The article explains how the first hours of a response to a CBRNe incident, and especially a radiological event, are particularly critical. Responders are looking to contain the most severe consequences, stop the ongoing criminal or terrorist threat, save victims, manage the crime scene and organise an effective response.
TL & Associés produces a Threat Scenarios Catalogue
Threat Scenarios Catalogue:
One of TERRIFFIC’s objectives was to deepen the shared understanding between practitioners and solution providers on the needs/requirements during the “first hours” of response and the technological possibilities that match them. A catalogue composed of 13 operational scenarios has been established by TLA
Summary report of the first TERRIFFIC Public Workshop
The first TERRIFFIC Public Workshop was hosted by the Fédération Nationale des Sapeurs Pompiers Français (FNSPF), the French Fire Brigade National Federation. The welcome and opening address was given by Véronique Soubelet, FNSPF’s Technological & Natural Risks Commission moderator.
First Public Workshop in Paris on 6th and 7th November
1st TERRIFFIC CBRNe Workshop – Validating scenarios and assessing responders’ needs. The TERRIFFIC consortium is delighted to announce that the first TERRIFFIC CBRNe Workshop will be held on 6-7 November 2018 at French Fire Brigade National Federation, Paris, France....
TERRIFFIC presented at Berlin International CBRN Symposium
The 4th International Symposium on Development of CBRN Protection Capabilities took place in Berlin on 03-05 September 2018. Mark Wooley from project coordinator ARKTIS Radiation Detectors Ltd presented an overview of TERRIFFIC and outlined what the partners are...
Project launch press release
The threat posed by so-called dirty bombs on society is increasing. A dirty bomb or radiological dispersal device (RDD) is a speculative radiological weapon that combines radioactive material with conventional explosives. The TERRIFFIC project brings...
TERRIFFIC presented at EUROSATORY Conference in conjunction with the ENCIRCLE project
Eurosatory is the leading international land and air Defence and Security exhibition. Taking place every two years since it was first opened in 1967, the Eurosatory exhibition provides a technological showcase of cutting edge equipment, solutions and services to...
TERRIFFIC presented at 3rd CBRNE Research & Innovation Nantes May 2019
The 3rd International CBRNe Research and Innovation Conference was held in Nantes on 20-23 May 2018. The first day of the Conference was dedicated to responders’ feedbacks and expression of needs. The remaining two days focused on scientific updates and included a...