In the MEMSCON project a Decision-Support-System (DSS) has been developed for proactive rehabilitation and rehabilitation after earthquake damage in reinforced concrete buildings. MEMS-based sensors attached to reinforced concrete buildings for life cycle measurements of acceleration and strain, transmit measurements, wirelessly, to a remote base station. The DSS uses these measurements as input to assess the structural condition of the building and select remedial measures. 




ROBO-SPECT, driven by the tunnel inspection industry, adapts and integrates recent research results in intelligent control in robotics, computer vision tailored with semisupervised and active continuous learning and sensing, in an innovative, integrated, robotic system that automatically scans the intrados for potential defects on the surface and detects and measures radial deformation in the cross-section, distance between parallel cracks, cracks and open joints that impact tunnel stability, with mm accuracies. This permits, in one pass, both the inspection and structural assessment of tunnels. Intelligent control and robotics tools are interwoven to set an automatic robotic arm manipulation and an autonomous vehicle navigation so as to minimize humans’ interaction. This way, the structural condition and safety of a tunnel is assessed automatically, reliably and speedily.



ICARUS is a research project funded by the European Commission (EC) to develop unmanned SAR technologies for detecting, locating and rescuing humans in the aftermath of a major disaster. The overall purpose of the project is to apply its innovations for improving the management of a crisis and by doing so to reduce the risk and impact of the crisis on citizens. The use of unmanned search and rescue devices embedded in an appropriate information architecture and integrated into existing infrastructures will help crisis personnel by providing detailed and easy to understand information about the situation. The proposed system will inform crisis personnel about real dangers present on the ground, and will thus increase their performance in resolving the situation.



INACHUS is a European 7th Framework project funded under the SEC programme (grant agreement no. 607522). The INACHUS project aims to achieve a significant time reduction related to Urban Search and Rescue (USaR) phase by providing wide-area situation awareness solutions for improved detection and localisation of the trapped victims assisted by simulation tools for predicting structural failures and a holistic decision support mechanism incorporating operational procedures and resources of relevant actors.



EUCONCIP (European Cooperation Network on Critical Infrastructure Protection) is a networking project co-funded by the European Union under the Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security-related Risks Programme. The project aims at fostering the collaboration and interaction among stakeholders in the field of Critical Infrastructure Protection. In particular, the main objective of the project is to establish a formal network for individuals, organisations, governmental bodies, private organisations, operators, decision makers, project implementers, academia representatives and associations involved in the CIP field in order to strengthen cross-country and cross-sector cooperation. The EUCONCIP initiative allows participants to benefit from a set of joint activities and information sharing tools that are expected to be carried on behind the end of the EU-supporting period in the form of a formally established association.


DESTRIERO is a European 7th Framework project funded under the SEC programme (grant agreement no. 312721) . The DESTRIERO Project (A DEcision Support Tool for Reconstruction and recovery and for the IntEroperability of international Relief units in case Of complex crises situations, including CBRN contamination risks ) aims at developing a next generation post-crisis needs assessment tool for reconstruction and recovery planning, in combination with an advanced multi-criteria decision analysis tool and methodology for multi-stakeholder information analyses, priority setting, decision making and recovery planning.


This project is funded by the European Union