Detection of Explosives and Weapons Threats at Secure Locations
12 October 2016, Brussels
Main aim of October’s meeting was to review and develop ideas on the needs of high-throughput secure locations and ‘soft target’ places.
In preparation for this, each expert prepared a list of proposals on “Research into new techniques and technologies for people and possessions screening”, in particular to provide alternatives to current checkpointbased approaches. In the field of security of buildings, The JRC unit Safety & Security of Buildings introduced the activity of the ERNCIP TG “Resistance of structure to explosive effects” with the intent of investigating possible collaboration between the two TGs. The presentation was well received, and discussions identified some commonalities in the detection processes, and the mitigation of the consequences of a terrorist attack.