Projects Overview

The Project Section provides an alphabetically-ordered list of relevant R&D projects in the border security domain.

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Research
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started

Strengthening Frontex monitoring and contribution to Border Security Research

Research
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started

The overarching goal of the VIS Project is to provide Member States implementing the Visa Information System with tools to better perform their tasks and to identify and gain value from EU-level synergies provided by use of the VIS system wherever possible.

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finished
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Collaborative evaLuation Of Border Surveillance technologies in maritime Environment bY pre-operational validation of innovativE solutions (CLOSEYE) comes to life with the aim of providing the EU with an operational and technical framework that increases situational awareness and improves the reaction capability of authorities surveying the external borders of the EU.

Research
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planned
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CONTAIN will specify and demonstrate a European Shipping Containers Surveillance system which will encompass regulatory, policy and standardisation recommendations, new business models and advanced container security management capabilities.
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finished
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Detection of Olfactory traces by orthoGonal Gas identification technoloGIES (DOGGIES) project aims at aims at demonstrating: an operational movable stand alone sensor for an efficient detection of hidden persons, drugs & explosives; and the potential adaptation of this solution for the detection of a much wider range of illegal substances.

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finished
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Will develop new methods and algorithms for processing satellite radar and optical images in order to improve the detection and monitoring of seafaring vessels

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finished
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The project aims to deliver to border authorities more efficient technological equipment that provides higher security level of identity and luggage control of pedestrians and passengers inside vehicles, at land and maritime checkpoints.

Research
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started
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The project objective is to increase intelligence in video surveillance and for this purpose the proposal approach process will consists of:

camera-specific processes

a modular implementation of successive analysis layers, which is applied for optimal situational awareness: chaining, motion, figure, face.

In addition to the camera's processing capabilities, the network consists of: cheap sensors, network analysis and system for control room.

Development
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finished
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A harmonized, modular reference system for all European automatic border crossing points project (FASTPASS) will establish and demonstrate a harmonized, modular approach for Automated Border Control (ABC) gates.

Development
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finished
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Fast and trustworthy Identity Delivery and check with ePassports leveraging Traveler privacy (FIDELITY) project goal is to develop solution for fast, secure and efficient real-time authentication of individuals at border crossings, while protecting individual privacy. It also tackles vulnerabilities of current e-Passports life cycle.

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finished
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Service Provision Of Geospatial Intelligence In EU External Action Support (G-SEXTANT) aims to develop a portfolio of Earth Observation (EO) products and services to support the geo-spatial information needs of EU External Action users and stakeholders

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finished
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HANDHEld OLfactory Detector (HANDHOLD) project delivers for the first time electronics and photonics to the operating level of the molecule, bacteria and viruses with the intent to detect and win for civil security.

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