Right at the core of the project is the CATO Laboratory – an online resource for end users, policy makers and experts involved in CBRN preparedness and resilience.
The CATO Lab is...
The key challenge of managing Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear incidents is the fragmentation of operational response, of specialist knowledge, of processes and of systems.
Pulling together stakeholders, technology providers and scientific experts, CATO will allow for a huge step in preparedness and resilience to CBRN crises. CATO seeks to bring an innovative and comprehensive solution to the diversity of organisational set-ups and of legacy systems for emergency preparedness and management, including information technology, equipment and sensors.
Project CATO brings together a consortium of 25 partners with large practical experience in terror emergency management, existing CBRN information systems, medical response, a long track record in CBRN research as well as advanced research capabilities in the area such as human factors, ethics, data fusion and processing of fuzzy information.
On Tuesday 12th November 2013 the CATO Project held a workshop at the UK’s Police National CBRN Centre.See All Articles
The CATO Conference, which took place on 9-10 October 2013 in Bonn, Germany, brought together policy makers, incidents commanders, first responders, health providers and CBRN experts to discuss emerging doctrines, operational procedures and various supporting tools for CBRN preparedness, detection, response and recovery.See All Articles
Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear incidents may lead to crises with heavy social and economic consequences, adversely affecting European Union growth and competitiveness and threatening EU citizen's security. Such incidents, either due to accidents or terrorist attacks, may have a large impact on human life, political and social stability and economy.See All Articles