RESILIENZMAßE

The project aims at developing  a systemic and systematic practical method to validate and compare different system designs concerning resilience.

Duration: 01.05.2015 - 30.09.2018
Project management: Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaufmann
Support: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and the state Baden-Württemberg

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NeTIRail

The multi-disciplinary, collaborative research project aims to better interlink the different agents within emergency medical services. For this purpose new audio-visual communication media such as data goggles are developed and tested. The sociological research project explores general effects on professional interactions by observing the use of similar communication media in different organisations. Moreover, the technical solution developed by project partners will be monitored and evaluated during two large-scale exercises. A triage study is also part of the project.

Duration: 01.06.2015 - 31.05.2018
Project management: Prof. Dr. Hans-Helmuth Gander
Support: EU Horizon 2020

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EVADEX

EVADEX's purpose is to set standards in the broad field outside aviation against threats deriving from explosion hazards or chemical accidents. The project is coordinated by Fraunhofer ICT and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. While André Biermann's remit includes investigations about societal aspects of detection technologies, Martina F. Biebert is concerned with the animal alternative: explosive detection dogs. The subproject's task is to formulate and correlate the very diversity of aspects and criteria evolving in questions of acceptance in particular societal realms.

Duration: 01.11.2014 - 31.10.2017
Project management: Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaufmann
Support: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

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XP-DITE

Having begun on 01. September 2012, the EU FP7 funded project XP-DITE (New integrated approach for airport security checkpoints) has been conducting research in the field of aviation security. Its main goal is to develop a new and balanced approach for the design and evaluation of airport checkpoints, which would not just meet growing security needs, but would balance these with operational demands as well as ethical and societal requirements.

Duration: 01.09.2012 - 31.12.2017
Project management: Prof. Dr. Hans-Helmuth Gander
Support: 7th EU-Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development

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KOMPASS

Mass rescue operations at sea hold several aggravating circumstances, for example difficult access for rescue workes, limited space aboard, limited means of transport and long distances. The management of such an incident requires the effective cooperation of various actors. The aim of the project KOMPASS is to design, elaborate and implement an integrative management system for patient care and rescue operations at sea, which consists of structural, organizational and technical measures. The solutions are developed in close cooperation with stake holders and end-users. They will be evaluated in several exercises based on realistic scenarios.

Duration: 01.09.2012 - 31.12.2017
Project management: Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaufmann
Support: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

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TeraSCREEN

TeraSCREEN develops an innovative concept of multi-frequency multi-mode Terahertz (THz) detection with new automatic detection and classification functionalities. The system developed demonstrates, at a live control point, the safe automatic detection and classification of objects concealed under clothing, whilst respecting privacy and increasing current throughput rates.  This innovative screening system combines multi-frequency images taken by passive and active imagers which scan the subjects and obtain complementary information, thus allowing for automatic threat recognition.

Duration: 01.05.2013 - 31.10.2017
Project management: Dr. Nicholas Eschenbruch
Support: EU FP-7

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AUDIME

The multi-disciplinary, collaborative research project aims to better interlink the different agents within emergency medical services. For this purpose new audio-visual communication media such as data goggles are developed and tested. The sociological research project explores general effects on professional interactions by observing the use of similar communication media in different organisations. Moreover, the technical solution developed by project partners will be monitored and evaluated during two large-scale exercises. A triage study is also part of the project.

Duration: 01.10.2014 - 30.09.2017
Project management: Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaufmann
Support: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

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ENCOUNTER

The ENCOUNTER project aims to assess current state of the art capability in both neutralisation of small scale IEDs and in mitigation of the effects of a detonated IED, leading to development of improved capability in both areas.

Duration: 01.09.2012 - 31.11.2016
Project management: Prof. Dr. Gisela Riescher
Support: 7th EU-Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development

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KORSE

The KORSE project work aims at the theoretical, doctrinal, and practical aspects of the advancing Europeanisation, internationalisation and globalisation of security law.  At the theoretical level, fundamental questions of a Europeanised security law will be dealt with. Firstly, this will concern fundamental normative questions on the balancing of security and freedom in a multilevel system of democratic orders, shaped by human rights, and questions on the relations between different ideas of security and the law. For example, the capacity of new key concepts in the security discourse, such as resilience, will be examined. Secondly, fundamental theoretical terms, such as threat or risk, will be developed in a European law context. Dealing with the fundamental normative and theoretical questions is a necessary condition for the complementary research of ethics, which is increasingly demanded and supported, also on the European level.

Duration: 01.12.2012 - 31.08.2016
Project management: Prof. Dr. Ralf Poscher
Support: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

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BESECURE

The BESECURE project aimed to improve the way policy makers use knowledge, experiences and data in their decision making process in urban security. The project developed novel tools that emphasise knowledge sharing and evidence-based policy design and that are grounded in an extensive review of urban security practices from across Europe. Through case studies in eight urban areas across Europe, the project amassed a wide compendium of interesting practices. Based on case study work and further exploration, the project established a robust information structure to capture the essential dimensions of urban security practices and make them transferrable.

Duration: 01.04.2012 - 31.03.2015
Project management: Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaufmann
Support: 7th EU-Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development

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SURVEILLE

SURVEILLE is a multi-disciplinary collaborative research project funded within the European Commission FP7 framework. The project analyzes the ethical issues, legal limitations and efficiency of the use of surveillance technologies for the prevention, investigation and prosecution of serious crimes. This research aims to inform developers and manufacturers of surveillance technologies through a systematically delivered advisory service. SURVEILLE will also contribute toward the training of judges, prosecutors and police forces.

Duration: 01.02.012 - 30.06.2015
Project management: Prof. Dr. Hans-Helmuth Gander
Support: 7th EU-Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development

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Organizing Resilience

With the discussion of new threats, resilience has become an emerging security paradigm and a governmental strategy. Against this background, the proposed research project asks, how organized emergency response is reconfigured in Germany, particularly in metropolises, and on the organizational level. The central features of this transformation become manifest in mass casualty incident plans, which have been (re-)formulated in most German cities.

Duration: 01.08.2013 - 30.06.2015
Project management: Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaufmann
Support: Gerda Henkel Stiftung

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