The CBRNe Society’s in partnership with the Brazilian Army organised the second edition of the NCT South America in Rio de Janeiro on 5-7 February 2019. This conference brings together high-level decision-makers, experts and first responders in the field of CBRNe and EOD.
Through their breath, humans exhale hundreds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can reveal pathologies, including many types of cancer at early stages. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is an analytical method used to separate and detect compounds in the mixture contained in breath samples. The identification of VOCs is based on the recognition of their specific ion patterns in GC-MS data, which requires labour-intensive and time-consuming preprocessing and analysis by domain experts.
A European consensus was developed as a concept of operations (CONOPS) for cross-border, multi-professional chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) responses. AcciMaps were co-designed with professional responders from military, fire, ambulance, and police services in UK, Finland and Greece. Data were collected using document analysis from both open and restricted sources to extract task and operator information, and through interviews with senior staff representatives (Gold or Silver Command level).
Second project brochure showcasing the project technologies and the FTX FOCUS
December 2018 project bulletin
- Plans for 2019: publications and exploitation
- TOXI-triage at SRE 2018
- TOXI-triage new brochure
On 5th and 6th December TOXI-triage consortium attended the Security Research Event (SRE) in Brussels. This event has been jointly organized by the European Commission and the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology.
The theme this year was ‘Making Europe a safer place: demonstrating the impact of EU funded security research’. Results of EU funding research and European innovation on:
Athens, October 2018, FOCUS exercise team
Casualty wearing a tag with triage information and injuries details
FOCUS exercise non-ambulatory decontamination line:
using detection technologies for verifying casualties’ contamination levels