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COSMIC Press Release

COSMIC Press Release

25-27, June 2019
https://www.cosmic-cbrne.eu


COSMIC June 2019 consortium meeting in Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 25-27, the COSMIC partners met in Tel-Aviv, Israel, in order to update, discuss and plan the project’s activities. Lingacom (LIN), Sociedad Europea de Análisis Diferencial de Movilidad (SEADM), ATOS Spain (ATOS), Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (TECH), Ben-Gurion University (BGU), Dutch Customs Administration (DCA), Guardia Civil Spain (GUCI), National Centre for Biotechnology of the Spanish National Research Council (CNB-CSIC) and Israel National Police (MOPS INP) participated in the meeting. The meeting was hosted by Lingacom, which is also the Coordinator of the project.
The project’s ongoing Technology Development Action Plan for the technology partners’ various chemical, biological, explosive and nuclear sensors as well as the system analytics and management software has been reviewed and refined, following detailed development status and interdependency updates.

COSMIC June 2019 consortium meeting in Tel Aviv

COSMIC June 2019 consortium meeting in Tel Aviv

COSMIC project partners, June 2019 Tel Aviv

Likewise, the Preparation Plan for the project’s three Field-Trials in Rotterdam, Valencia and Haifa seaports has been reviewed and refined, following planning status and interdependency updates. The exact distribution of the technology tests onto the various pilot-sites has been agreed and finalized.
As part of the meeting, the partners toured the Haifa Field-Trial site, and met with the relevant Customs specialists and managers in charge of the existing and new container inspection facilities.
The project’s past, near-term and future deliverables, as well as the future consortium meeting plan, have jointly been discussed and planned.
Important ethics, security, quality and risk management considerations have been discussed. The consortium’s Ethics Committee and Security Committee reviewed and advanced the project’s Ethics Procedures and Security Procedures. A draft Quality Assurance and Risk Management Plan was discussed and put in place.
Dissemination activities, including close cooperation with ENCIRCLE, have been reported on and planned for the upcoming periods.
“The consortium proudly summarizes a successful, collaborative project initialization period, and looks forward to the delivering the project’s intermediate results” said David Yaish, Lingacom CEO and COSMIC project Coordinator.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For additional information about COSMIC, visit https://www.cosmic-cbrne.eu/
Or contact the Project Coordinator via email: David Yaish – david@lingacom.com

COSMIC Press Release

COSMIC Press Release

14, May 2019
https://www.cosmic-cbrne.eu

COSMIC awarded 3.5 Million Euro for inspection system to detect CBRNE threats in containers

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 14, 2019 – Lingacom Ltd., a provider of muon-based detection solutions, announced today that the COMSIC Consortium has been awarded a 3.5 million Euro contract by the European Commission’s prestigious Horizon 2020 Research Funding Programme for the development of an advanced inspection system for CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives) threats in shipping containers.
The threat of CBRNE materials used by terrorists is a major concern for EU and worldwide security. At present, high throughput, efficient inspection for CBRNE in containers is still a key challenge. The challenge of improving container border crossing and critical infrastructure entrance security checkpoints is of global importance in fighting terrorist threats, theft and smuggling.

COSMIC project partners, December 2018 Rotterdam

COSMIC project partners, December 2018 Rotterdam

The COSMIC project brings together nine organizations to bridge the gap for fast inspection of large number of containers at seaports and at crossing borders checkpoints for CBRNE threats. The project includes 3 commercial companies (Lingacom, SEADM and ATOS), three research institutes (Technion, Ben-Gurion University and the Spanish National Research Council), and three end-users (Dutch Customs Administration, Israel National police and Spain’s Guardia Civil).
The 30-month project, which is co-funded by the European Commission, started in October 2018. A kick-off meeting was held in Rotterdam on December 2018 and the next meeting will be held in Tel Aviv in June, 2019. The project will be finalized during 2021 by three-field test that will be hosted by the end-user partners at three seaports in Europe and Israel.
COSMIC project brings an innovative system solution based on a three-stage architecture, employing a combination of new CBRNE sensors. The COSMIC three-stage solution has been optimized to facilitate fast and reliable detection of CBRNE threats in shipping containers. COSMIC’s innovative sensors include chemical and explosives sensors for both primary and secondary stages, biological sensors capable to analyze biological threats (bacteria and viruses) at the field and a new approach for primary and secondary detection of shielded nuclear and radioactive materials using a muon cosmic ray sensor.
“This new contract enables COSMIC project to support the European Commission’s objective to protect European citizens from transported CBRNE threats” said David Yaish, Lingacom CEO and COSMIC project Coordinator.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For additional information about COSMIC, visit https://www.cosmic-cbrne.eu/
Or contact the Project Coordinator via email: David Yaish – david@lingacom.com

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