(Innovative Cluster for Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies)
INVITATION TO THE FEDERATION OPEN DAY - 21 September 2020!
14:30 - 15:40 CET
We are happy to invite you to attend the H2020 INCLUDING project webinar, “Federation Open Day”, on the 21st of September from 14:30-15:40 CET.
The main objective of the “Federation Open Day” is to exchange of expertise, knowledge and resources with other EU completed and on-going projects and existing clusters and to expand the cooperation with other national and international practitioner associations and projects.
INCLUDING Project organizes in Athens (Greece) from 22 to 23 June 2021 a multidisciplinary field exercise (joint action). The organizing institution is the Hellenic Ministry of Defence (HMOD). The exercise location will be in Piraeus commercial port (Piraeus Port Container Terminal), placed in western outskirts of Athens.
The Athens CBRNe Joint Action will consist of a multidisciplinary field exercise dealing with counteracting an attempt to smuggle radioactive sources from the port. During the exercise it will be conducted extensive use of UAV / UGV technology, and it will be checked the interoperability of the tools shared in the Federation. It will be a full-scale exercise designed to establish a learning environment for participants to be trained in emergency response plans, policies and procedures in such situations.
In addition, the 2nd Annual Workshop will be organized from 24 to 25 June 2021 by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). The program of the workshop will be linked to the exercise scenario.
INCLUDING Project organizes in Mikkeli (Finland) from 13th to 16 September 2021 a multidisciplinary field technical exercise (Joint Action). The organizing institution is the South-Savo Fire Department (SSAV) with the support of Mikkeli Development Miksei Company.
The exercise will be located at Kyrönpelto shooting range area (Karkialampi restricted military area), placed few kilometres out of a city of Mikkeli.
The Joint Action exercise, FTX Mikkeli, is a multi-agency field technical exercise against R/N incident scenario caused by stolen and missing orphan source, Caesium-137 (137 55Cs) which is a radioactive isotope of caesium. Various civilians are exposed accidentally to radiation source. Several local authorities are involved in the hazardous situation management. During the exercise it will be conducted casualty management (rescue, DIM, decontamination and transportation to local hospital) and multiple R/N source search & identification by use of various technologies and applications. The interoperability of the authorities will be checked. It will be a full-scale field technical exercise designed to establish a learning environment for participants to be trained in emergency response plans, policies and procedures in such situations.
INCLUDING Project organizes in CEA Saclay (France) from 20 to 22 October 2021 a multidisciplinary field exercise.
This exercise is organized by the CEA, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, located in the Essonne department, 20 kilometers from Paris. The exercise will be hosted at Area 500 of the CEA Research Centre in Saclay (Paris).
3rd INCLUDING Annual Workshop and 4tH Joint Action in Budapest - 13th – 15th June | 2022.
The Centre of Energy Research (CER) in Budapest organized and hosted from 14th to 16th June 2022 the 3rd Annual Workshop and the 4th Joint Action of the INCLUDING project. The two events was devoted to a specific aspect in Nuclear Security and specifically the Radiological Crime Scene Management (RCSM). The choice of the subject is motivated by the fact that the Department of Nuclear Security of CER has a proven track record in research and innovation in RCSM and steadily organizes training and exercises activities for LEAs and others First Responders.
From 14 to 16 September 2022 the ENEA Research Centre of Bologna organized the 5th INCLUDING Joint Action (JA).
The Laboratory for the Safety of Nuclear Installations of the ENEA Bologna Research Centre organized from 14th to 16th September 2022 the fifth Joint Action of the INCLUDING project. It was a Table-Top Exercise (TTX) dealing with the simulation of the command chain activation in case of a postulated terroristic radiological attack in downtown Bologna. It was named RARE RADIUS Exercise, where the acronym stands for “RApid REsponse to Radiological Attacks in Densely Inhabited Urban Sectors”.
A Table Top Exercise devoted to a Radiological emergency in a urban areas.
The ENEA Department of Fusion and Technologies for Nuclear Safety and Security and the Emergency and Trauma Emergency Unit of UCSC have organized from 23rd to 25th May 2023 the TEST RED EXERCISE as 6th Joint Action of the INCLUDING project.
TEST RED is the acronym for “TEchnologies in SupporT to a Radiological mEDical emergency” and it is self-explicative about the main scope of the exercise that was established to be the deployment and use of a plurality of innovative technologies to improve the response capabilities of First Responders and First Receivers in case of a radiological and medical emergency and on local scale. As will be reported in this document, the exercise has had also a specific sub-theme of interest and that is the emerging issue of CUAS (Counter Unmanned Aerial System) and with particular attention to protection of Critical Infrastructures (CIs). The main objective and the sub-theme were merged to elaborate an up-to-date scenario where the radiological/medical emergency is originated by a kinetic attack with a UAS, bringing on board a mix of explosive and radioactive material, to the entrance gate of a nuclear centre. The explosion and the consequent spread of radioactive material and debris cause several traumatized/contaminated individuals as well as contamination of the surrounding environment.