ODYSSEUS


ODYSSEUS aims to increase the knowledge on explosive precursors and homemade explosives (HMEs), including precursors not previously studied, and develop effective and efficient prognostic, detection, and forensic tools to improve the capabilities of LEAs towards the prevention, countering, and investigation of terrorist incidents involving HMEs. ODYSSEUS will build upon relevant previous projects mainly HOMER, through the involvement of HOMER’s core partners in this consortium, and will thus continue the work already done in HOMER on some precursors and further extend it to not previously studied precursors.

The knowledge acquired during the Project will be leveraged for developing tools for

  • chemical supply chain monitoring for irregularity detection to enable prediction and localisation of potential threats;
  • advanced sensors for detecting in (near) real-time explosive precursors through air emissions and sewerage networks;
  • robotised tools for improved mobile detection and in-situ forensic support; and
  • automated threat detection, localisation, and assessment; these tools will be integrated into a configurable platform that will assist LEAs’ operations in diverse scenarios.

With a Consortium of 4 LEAs, 9 Research/Academic partners, and 5 industry partners, ODYSSEUS delivers a strong representation of the challenges, requirements and tools to meet its objectives.

UNIVIE serves as a legal consultant in the ODYSSEUS Project, assisting with DPIA drafting and compliance with European legislation regarding data protection and privacy. Further information on the project is available here and in ucris.

 

Experts of the Department working on this project: