Intl. Research Program | ASGARD
Analysis System for Gathered Raw Data
- Objective: ASGARD has a singular goal, contribute to Law Enforcement Agencies Technological Autonomy and effective use of technology. Technologies will be transferred to end users under an open source scheme focusing on Forensics, Intelligence and Foresight (Intelligence led prevention and anticipation). ASGARD will drive progress in the processing of seized data, availability of massive amounts of data and big data solutions in an ever more connected world. New areas of research will also be addressed. The consortium is configured with LEA end users and practitioners “pulling” from the Research and Development community who will “push” transfer of knowledge and innovation. A Community of LEA users is the end point of ASGARD with the technology as a focal point for cooperation (a restricted open source community). In addition to traditional Use Cases and trials, in keeping with open source concepts and continuous integration approaches, ASGARD will use Hackathons to demonstrate its results. Vendor lock-in is addressed whilst also recognising their role and existing investment by LEAs. The project will follow a cyclical approach for early results. Data Set, Data Analytics (multimodal/ multimedia), Data Mining and Visual Analytics are included in the work plan. Technologies will be built under the maxim of “It works” over “It’s the best”. Rapid adoption/flexible deployment strategies are included. The project includes a licensing and IPR approach coherent with LEA realities and Ethical needs. ASGARD includes a comprehensive approach to Privacy, Ethics, Societal Impact respecting fundamental rights. ASGARD leverages existing trust relationship between LEAs and the research and development industry, and experiential knowledge in FCT research. ASGARD will allow its community of users leverage the benefits of agile methodologies, technology trends and open source approaches that are currently exploited by the general ICT sector and Organised Crime and Terrorist organisations
- EU Horizon 2020, Projekttyp: RIA – Research and Innovation Action
- Total budget: EUR 11.992.556,25
- Schedule: 09/2016 – 02/2020
Call 2015 CORDIS Program
- Link: European Commission-Community Research and Development Information Service:
- Link: ASGARD-Project Homepage: https://www.asgard-project.eu/
Intl. Research Program | SHELTER
Sustainable Historic Environments hoListic reconstruction through Technological Enhancement and community based Resilience
- Objective: Over the last decades, as a consequence of the effects of climate change, cultural heritage has been impacted by an increasing number of climate related hazards, posing new challenges to conservators and heritage managers. SHELTER aims at developing a data driven and community based knowledge framework that will bring together the scientific community and heritage managers with the objective of increasing resilience, reducing vulnerability and promoting better and safer reconstruction in historic areas. The first step to enhance resilience is associated to the improvement in understanding the direct and indirect impacts of climatic and environmental changes and natural hazards on historic sites and buildings, by linking concepts commonly used in disaster risk management and climate change adaptation with cultural heritage management, in order to provide inclusive and informed decision-making. Comprehensive disaster risk management plans need to be drawn up, based on the specific characteristics of cultural heritage and the nature of the hazards within a regional context, taking into account the diverse heritage typologies as well as the specific socioeconomic conditions, since this directly affect the vulnerability of such systems. By a deep understanding of the hazard, the exposure and the vulnerability of the historic area, the local dynamics and the provision of innovative governance and community based models, it is possible to provide useful methodologies, tools and strategies to enhance resilience and secure sustainable reconstruction. Due to the information complexity and the diverse data sources, SHELTER framework will be implemented in multiscale and multisource data driven platform, able to provide the necessary information for planning and adaptive governance. All the developments of the project will be validated in 5 open-labs, representative of main climatic and environmental challenges in Europe and different heritage’s typologies.
- Keywords: Heritage preservation, Climatology and climate change, S5 – Emergency response (Copernicus service), Geo-information and spatial data analysis, Sustainable innovation, Resilience, Sustainable reconstruction, historic areas, natural hazards
- Research Programme:
- EU Horizon 2020, Projekttyp: RIA – Research and Innovation Action
- Overall Budget: EUR 5.999.448,75
- Project duration: 06/2019 – 05/2023
- H2020-Call: H2020-LC-CLA-2018-2 (Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: climate action in support of the Paris Agreement)
- Look at link: Ausschreibungs-Call 2018 (https://cordis.europa.eu/programme/rcn/703810/en)
- Link European Commission-Community Research and Development Information Service: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/223273/factsheet/en
Bilateral Research Program | NUTRISafe
Securing production and logistics of nutrition via Distributed Ledger Technologie
- Blockchain and the Distributed Ledger Technologie (DLT) is a real topic in todays business. FinTech (Financial Technology) or InsureTech (Insurance Technology) providing an increasing number of solutions and use cases. But the technology is not limited to theese industries but can be used in many more cases. One example is the nutrition and food industry.
- The value chain has continually been improved by the use of digital tools and the usage of efficient proceedures. With „NutriSafe“ potentials, risks and results of the us of DLT in the food and nutrition industry are analysed and monitored. Technical breakdowns in the production processes, incidents, criminal attacks and terrorism as well as cyber crime issues endangering the security of food production infrastructures and a continued delivery to the consumers.
- Due to the high relevance of the nutrition sector, a full scale view on new technologies in this sector is needed. The monitoring of the entire supply chain can be achieved by a wise use of DLT. Especially in case of crises, the positive effects of the DLT can be reasonable.
- In the course of the project, various use cases of nutrition production supply chain issues are reseached. Proceedures are tested and evaluated to increase the security of food and its supply chain-models.
- Austria: KIRAS: www.kiras.at
- Germany: Security Research Program: www.sifo.de
- Total project budget Austria: EUR 862.659,-
- Schedule: 02/2019 – 01/2021 (24 Monate)