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EU Security Research Projects Awarded (20/11/2017)

NEWLY AWARDED PROJECTS:

CEASEVAL: Evaluation of the Common European Asylum System under Pressure and Recommendations for Further Development
Since 2015, migration towards and within Europe has created a ‘stress’ in the EU asylum and migration systems, challenging the adequacy of the legal design of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). This impacted the implementation of both the CEAS and national asylum systems in practice and called its further harmonisation into question. While in legal terms, harmonisation has been explained as an approximation process towards minimum standards, harmonisation in political terms rather focuses on policy convergence, of which the harmonisation of legal regimes is only one among many mechanisms of convergence. CEASEVAL will carry out a comprehensive evaluation of the CEAS in terms of its framework and practice. It will 1) combine multiple disciplines in order to explore different perspectives of the CEAS, 2) develop a new theoretical framework of multilevel governance of the CEAS, 3) provide a critical evaluation of the CEAS by identifying and analysing discrepancies in the transposition and incorporation of European standards in the area of asylum in domestic legislation, and 4) elaborate new policies by constructing different alternatives of implementing a common European asylum system.

Start date: 2017-11-01
End date: 2019-10-31
Total cost: EUR 2 003 918,75
EU Contribution: EUR 2 003 918,75
Project Coordinator: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ, Germany

AIRPASS: Advanced Integrated RPAS Avionics Safety Suite
Drones appear in a large variety of types, configurations and sizes. They are operated in a large variety of operational environments (i.e. locations, classes of airspace). However, it is essential that they interoperate with other drones as well as with manned aircraft. This proposal addresses the on-board technologies for drones that are required in order to implement the Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) concept for drone operations at Very Low Level (VLL) and within the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) environment. The project will cover Detect And Avoid (D&A) systems for cooperative and non-cooperative traffic, auto-pilot systems as well as Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) systems. This project will identify the available CNS infrastructure and on-board technologies to formulate an implementation approach.

Start date: 2017-11-01
End date: 2019-10-31
Total cost: EUR 1 264 973,75
EU Contribution: EUR 986 223,75
Project Coordinator: DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT – UND RAUMFAHRT EV (DLR), Germany

INTERPLAN: INTEgrated opeRation PLAnning tool towards the Pan-European Network
EU energy security policy faces significant challenges as we move towards a pan–European network based on the wide diversity of energy systems among EU members. In such a context, novel solutions are needed to support the future operation of the EU electricity system in order to increase the security of supply while accounting for the increasing contribution of renewable energy sources. The goal of INTERPLAN project is to provide an INTEgrated opeRation PLANning tool towards a pan-European network to support the EU in reaching low-carbon targets while maintaining network security.

Start date: 2017-11-01
End date: 2020-10-31
Total cost: EUR 2 964 362,50
EU Contribution: EUR 2 964 362,50
Project Coordinator: AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L’ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE (ENEA), Italy

ENSPACE: Enhanced Navigation in Space
Most future space missions (LEO, MEO, GEO/IGSO orbits, interplanetary missions and launchers) will likely adopt GNSS as a baseline requirement for orbit determination or vehicle position and time estimation in space. In parallel, cost/size reduction, flexibility and the need to increase security are key requirements to sustain the evolution of the satellite business towards mega constellations and small satellites. ENSPACE (Enhanced Navigation in Space) will develop an innovative software application for enhanced space navigation, positioning and time. The aim is to: (a) become a reference product for low cost, secure and flexible space navigation, and (b) enable existing high grade space applications to enhance GNSS security.

Start date: 2017-11-01
End date: 2020-10-31
Total cost: EUR 836 487,50
EU Contribution: EUR 628 456
Project Coordinator: QASCOM SRL, Italy

NOESIS: NOvel Decision Support tool for Evaluating Strategic Big Data investments in Transport and Intelligent Mobility Services
NOESIS project will identify the critical factors which lead to the successful implementation of Big Data technologies and services in the field of transport and logistics with significant value generation from a socioeconomic viewpoint. This will be achieved through the examination of areas and contexts throughout Europe, in which ICT investments and exploitation of data should be implemented. The impact of Big Data will be evaluated in a series of transportation use cases (Big Data in Transport Library) by developing and applying a ‘Learning framework’ and a Value Capture mechanism which will estimate the expected benefits and costs.

Start date: 2017-11-01
End date: 2019-10-31
Total cost: EUR 1 197 831,25
EU Contribution: EUR 1 197 831,25
Project Coordinator: ORTELIO LTD, United Kingdom

SINSIN: Enhanced PLB, EGNSS receiver, and MEOLUT, according but beyond the standard, significantly improving the localization in difficult conditions, paving the way to a mass market SAR/Galileo service
SINSIN will implement innovative technologies to significantly improve the localisation of slow-moving beacons and on-land activated beacons with restricted sky visibility, paving the way for effective mass market terrestrial Search and Rescue services based on SAR/Galileo.

Start date: 2017-11-01
End date: 2020-10-31
Total cost: EUR 1 875 500
EU Contribution: EUR 1 312 850
Project Coordinator: MOBIT TELECOM LTD, Israel

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