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The Airbus Group is a European multinational aerospace and defence corporation registered in the Netherlands and headquartered in Toulouse, France. The group consists of the three business divisions Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space, and Airbus Helicopters.The company was originally formed as the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company on 10 July 2000 by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG , and Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA . In January 2014, EADS was reorganised as Airbus Group combining the divisions for development and marketing of civil and military aircraft, as well as communications systems, missiles, space rockets, helicopters, satellites, and related systems. Wikipedia.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2013.6.1 | Award Amount: 4.53M | Year: 2014

The success of the European vision of a low carbon electricity grid that minimises greenhouse gas emissions; and enhances security, quality and reliability of supply depends on how smart infrastructures, combining energy and telecom, are developed and implemented for the wider integration of security-aware distributed energy resources into the increasingly decentralised grid. MAS2TERING, a 3-year technology-driven and business-focussed project, is aimed at developing innovative information and communication technology (ICT) platform for the monitoring and optimal management of low-voltage distribution grids by integrating last mile connectivity solutions with distributed optimisation technologies, while enhancing the security of increased bi-directional communications. The project also aims at enabling new collaboration opportunities between grid operators and telecom and energy companies, both from technology and business perspectives. The project consortium includes prominent industrial organisations and research institutes from the European energy, telecom and security fields, to leverage the critical dimensions of energy, ICT, security and business. Nine project partners are CEA, Utility Partnership Limited, R2M Solutions , GDF Suez, Cassidian CyberSecurity, Telecom Italia, Cardiff University, Waterford Institute of Technology and Laborelec, from five European countries: France, United Kingdom, Italy, Ireland, Belgium.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: SEC-2013.5.1-1 | Award Amount: 5.13M | Year: 2014

In a disaster situation three things contribute to a success: having the right resource available in the shortest time, with the highest relevance and at the right location. Access to necessary information, communication with other rescuers and stakeholders as well as the availability of resources are key factors in minimizing damage and loss of life. Large scale disasters and crisis situations increase the requirements on man and material exponentially. Additional challenges, in particular in cross border events, include language barriers, knowhow and organizational barriers and technical barriers (communication and data exchange). To address this challenge it will be necessary to analyse three defining factors: 1. Past responses to critical events and disasters in terms of time and cost 2. The data and data management tool used by crisis managers and first responders 3. The organisational structures of the crisis managers and first responders This analysis will enable the definition of a concept for a common information space. A requirement for a successful pan European information space is the definition of a common taxonomy. The common information space, which implies an EU wide standardization activity, will widen the EU wide market for organization developing solutions and tools for crisis management.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: SEC-2012.5.3-4 | Award Amount: 15.99M | Year: 2013

A European network where forces share communications, processes and a legal framework would greatly enforce response to disaster recovery and security against crime. Until now, uncertainty on costs, timescale and functionalities has slowed down integration of national Public Protection & Disaster Relief (PPDR) networks. The lack of interoperable communication systems has impeded the cooperation of PPDR forces, although a strong European commitment has been established through Schengen and Lisbon treaties. ISITEP will develop procedures, technology and legal agreements to achieve a cost effective solution for PPDR interoperability. ISITEP will demonstrate full radio interface migration for PPDR resources. ISITEP end users will drive requirements to guarantee legal, operational and technical coherence. In addition, a legal agreement template will be proposed for approval between Norway and Sweden within the project timeframe. The project goals will be obtained through the delivery of the ISITEP framework, which will be based on: Mission oriented procedures, functional models and legal agreements An European network solution integrating all types of European national PPDR networks through a novel Inter System Interface (ISI) over IP protocol encompassing: ETSI standardized ISI among TETRA national networks ISI over IP gateways among national TETRAPOL networks ISI over IP gateways among TETRAPOL - TETRA networks Bi-technology terminals based on smartphones/tablets with PPDR applications Supporting tools to assess business sustainability, technology needs and improve training Through ISITEP, European end users will leverage enhanced terminals in operations abroad within an agreed framework of procedures. This will improve cooperation among European PPDR resources for the benefit of all citizens. European stakeholders will have an economically sustainable solution for sharing national PPDR services. ISITEPs results will be disseminated by a proper plan leveraging the Consortium, which includes all the manufacturers of national European networks and the main PPDR stakeholders. Furthermore, through ISITEP technology, the European security industry will have new market opportunities.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: SEC-2012.2.2-2 | Award Amount: 14.69M | Year: 2013

The GAMMA project stems from the recognition that while the SESAR initiative is effectively addressing some security issues in the new global ATM scenarios, there is a need to extend this scope to ensure a comprehensive assessment of the full set of security threats and vulnerabilities affecting ATM, considered as a system of systems and covering operational as well as technological aspects. In addition, there is a need, not completely met by SESAR, to establish a comprehensive framework for managing ATM security once SESAR deployment is engaged to minimise the effects of ATM crises brought about by security incidents. The GAMMA vision is to adopt a holistic approach for assessing ATM security, maintaining alignment with SESAR and reaching the following main objectives: - Extend the scope of threat assessment performed within SESAR to a more comprehensive system of systems level, inclusive of all ATM assets and all forms of threats. - Develop a Global ATM Security Management framework, representing a concrete proposal for the day-to-day operation of ATM Security and the management of crises at European level. - Define the architecture of an ATM security solution, suitable to support the security management of the global ATM system. - Design and implement prototype components of the ATM solution so as to demonstrate the functionalities and operations proposed for the future European ATM. - Set up a realistic validation environment, representative of the target ATM solution, through which to perform validation exercises aimed at validating the feasibility and assessing the adequateness of the procedures, technologies, and human resources issues proposed. GAMMA is strongly driven by the End Users present in the consortium supporting the project activities from the threat and vulnerability analysis to the validation of the developed concepts. The international dimension will also be considered with special reference to interoperability with US systems.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: SEC-2012.5.2-1 | Award Amount: 4.78M | Year: 2013

Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) agencies in EC member states are relying on digital Private Mobile Radio (PMR) networks for mission-critical voice and data communication. These networks are highly resilient and properly dimensioned to cope with crisis and emergency handling, and are well protected against monitoring and intrusion by means of encryption, authentication and integrity. The two main standards for digital PMR networks in Europe are TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio) and TETRAPOL.The majority of these networks are based on mature technology, requiring old-fashion synchronous links (backbone), and using proprietary hardware solutions that eventually become obsolete. These networks also provide limited inter-technology coverage providing very ineffective management of emergency events, both at the national level and in cross-border regions. The main goal of SALUS is to design, implement and evaluate a next generation communication network for Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) agencies, supported by network operators and industry, which will provide security, privacy, seamless mobility, QoS and reliability support for mission-critical PMR voice and broadband data services. The project covers the full techno-economic scope regarding development and deployment of the next generation PPDR networks by focusing on the integration with / migration to 4G wireless communications developments targeting three critical scenarios 1) city security, 2) disaster recovery, and 3) temporary protection. Salus will address key research challenges such as enterprise architectures, economic and business analysis, and a number of technical aspects concerning QoS, resilience, inter-systems handover (secure, seamless and fast), enhanced security, privacy mechanisms in heterogeneous network infrastructure, and multicast broadband PPDR services.

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