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CATO || A comprehensive holistic answer centred on an integrated CBRN toolbox

The key challenge of managing Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear incidents is the fragmentation of operational response, of specialist knowledge, of processes and of systems.

Pulling together stakeholders, technology providers and scientific experts, CATO will allow for a huge step in preparedness and resilience to CBRN crises. CATO seeks to bring an innovative and comprehensive solution to the diversity of organisational set-ups and of legacy systems for emergency preparedness and management, including information technology, equipment and sensors.

Project CATO brings together a consortium of 25 partners with large practical experience in terror emergency management, existing CBRN information systems, medical response, a long track record in CBRN research as well as advanced research capabilities in the area such as human factors, ethics, data fusion and processing of fuzzy information.

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CATO User Workshops held in Berlin on 11-13 March 2014

A key challenge for preparing and responding effectively to CBRN incidents is the fragmentation of operational response, as well as the fragmentation of specialist knowledge, processes and systems across national and organisational boundaries as well as different stages of the life cycle.

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The CATO project attended the Science Policy Industry CBRN-E Workshop

The CATO project attended the Science Policy Industry CBRN-E Workshop, organised by DG Enterprise of the European Commission, on 30/01/2014 in Brussels.

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Coordinated discussion with the European Commission Policy DGs

On 1st April 2014, CATO was invited by the Project Officer, Dr Philippe Quevauviller, to give a demonstration of its mobile lab at DG Entreprise, in the presence of the Head of Unit of Research Activities on Security, Dr Graham Willmott, as well as representatives from DG ECHO (Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection), DG HOME (Home Affairs), DG TAXUD (Taxation and Customs Union) and FPI (Service for Foreign Policy Instrument).


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