SYnergy of integrated Sensors and Technologies for urban sEcured environMent

An integrated SYSTEM for monitoring of compounds to detect hazardous substances.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 787128

Key actions

Due to its complexity, SYSTEM can be summed up in five key actions, corresponding to five out of the twelve Work Packages componing the project. Such actions briefly describe the methodology and technical features needed by SYSTEM to effectively achieve its aims.
Scenario definition, users and system requirements
Data and information fusion
Demonstration in real environment
Technology preparation, development and delivery
Data analysis from utility networks: modelling and validation

Dissemination events

From 19 to 21 September 2022 SYSTEM participated in the CHEMTEC Specialist Training on Technology in the Netherlands. Organised by the Dutch Police as part of the EU-funded project CHEMTEC, the training event included a presentation of the SYSTEM project and a demonstration of the automated sewage sampling module in combination with the field suitable solid phase extraction technique based on silicon rods (PDMS rods), which was tested and validated during the project activities, as well as a demonstration of the T4iDyna device. A special thanks goes to the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) and the Bavarian State Police Office (BLKA) as SYSTEM partner for their efforts in disseminating the project results for a wider use in the community of law enforcement authorities. The agenda of the event is available here.

From 8 to 10 June 2022 SYSTEM participated to the Annual Meeting of the Society of Hair Testing (GTFI-SoHT 2022 conference) in Verona, Italy. Petra Hehet, representing the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA)/the Bavarian State Police Office (BLKA) as partner of the project, therefore presented a poster on "Comparative study of wastewater and hair analysis to assess synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists (SCRA) use", in which the results SYSTEM achieved in the prevalence studies carried out in Munich were illustrated, amongst others. Ms Hehet was awarded for the best poster presentation. The poster presented is available here.

SYSTEM is glad to launch a series of public workshops tailored to Law Enforcement Agencies, utility network operators and municipalities as main stakeholders to present the integrated system developed to detect hazardous substances. If you're a representative of any of these categories, join us to know more about our solutions and how they can be used in real operational scenarios! Email to including your name, surname and organisation to register. The agendas of the three workshops are available here.

On 5 November 2020 BKA/Bavarian State Police participated to the “EXERTER Virtual Conference 2020”. Organised by the BKA’s Department for Explosives and FOI, the conference resulted in fruitful discussions with respect to different national and international projects aiming to counter, prevent, mitigate or detect threats associated with explosives. SYSTEM was presented to share the technologies and analytical methods under development aiming to improve the sensing of explosives. Further to this, the gained practical experiences from the field were presented by LEAs, Emergency and Rescue Services referring to some occurred explosive attacks.

On 23 November 2019 SYSTEM participated to the Stair4Security and NO-FEAR Joint Conference in Rome. The conference was of particular interest to professionals directly involved in CBRNe and DRR incidents, as well as to people involved in European and national security research programmes and to professionals working with standardisation or ethical and data protection to have a better understanding of standardisation and its tools and mechanisms, such as the revised CEN Workshop Agreement. It was also a fruitful moment for SYSTEM to pave the way towards the creation of fruitful synergies with the organisers aiming at developing joint activities, in particular related to standardisation.

On 30 August 2019 SYSTEM participated to the conference "Chemistry for Secure Societies" held in Salerno (Italy) with a poster presentation. The event saw the participation of chemistry scholars, researchers, industries and military forces who discussed about how to combine science with industry and institutions to predict and protect society. Amongst the topics discussed, a special attention was paid on how chemistry should be more focused on sustainability and on how scholars should start thinking about the environmental long-term consequences of their discoveries in chemistry.

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