EU Projects Involving ARGOS


PDC-ARGOS is contributing and benefitting from a number of international R&D projects that focus on enhancing and improving ARGOS’ general functionality and end-user experience.


We focus to improve Preparedness, Detection, Respond and Recovery for Crisis Managers and collaboration between sciences and users of CBRN release data with state-of-the-art information system and services that enhance crisis management for incidents with CBRN releases.


As we want to create information system for incidents with CBRN releases and brings tangible values to ARGOS members and users.


We advance knowledge in support of the formation of new and innovative markets and applications for CBRN releases information.


We advocate for the interoperability research through a collaborative consortium processes.


We advance state-of-the-art dynamic data visualization by developing technology and techniques to deliver interactive and dynamic interaction with multi-formatted, multi-source datasets that enable better sense-making by the detection of the expected and the discovery of the unexpected, in order to discover what we do not know but need to know about an incident.


Distributed information acquisition and decision-making for environmental management


Open toolbox for dealing with CBRN crises resulting from terrorist attacks


Preparedness for nuclear and radiological emergency response and recovery.


Distributed Information Acquisition and Decision-making for Environmental Management (Diadem)


The Prime Objective of the Diadem project is to create an ICT system supporting collaborative situation assessment and decision making for effective protection of the population and the environment against chemical hazards in industrial areas. This is achieved by combining:


  • Advanced gas detection and monitoring approaches supporting enhanced situation awareness
  • Methods and tools facilitating collaborative situation assessment and decision making involving many emergency management professionals
  • Human machine interfaces supporting efficient exploitation of human cognitive capabilities
  • A service oriented framework bridging the gap between information sources, general public, domain experts and decision makers from multiple, geographically distributed organizations




CATO's purpose is to develop a comprehensive open toolbox for dealing with CBRN crises resulting from terrorist attacks using non-conventional weapons, or attacks on facilities with CBRN material. The CATO project is supported by a distinguished advisory group comprised of European leaders and first responders in the field of CBRN crises.

CATO will address the key CBRN incident management challenge: fragmentation of doctrines, knowledge, processes, and systems - as many different organizations need to be involved and coordinated to deal with such crises. Current approaches and systems are fragmented due to multiple players and organizational setups, as well as the lack of an effective shared operational picture and commonly shared information. CATO's open toolbox will meet this challenge and will serve as an infrastructure for a dedicated and customized Decision Support System (DSS) that can be adapted to local, national, organizational, political and financial constraints as well as to different levels of exposure to CBRN threats.


Programme Acronym: FP7-SECURITY
Programme type: Seventh Framework Programme
Subprogramme Area: Preparedness and Resilience to a CBRN crisis
Contract type: Collaborative project (generic)

Start date:2012-01-01, End date:2014-12-31, Duration:36 months

Project Reference: 261693
Project Funding: 10278062 EURO




NERIS-TP: Towards a self sustaining European Technology Platform (NERIS-TP) on Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Response and Recovery


This project aims on the one hand to keep the momentum gained through the European Project EURANOS in establishing a platform where the operational and research community can meet and discuss with all the relevant stakeholders the topics related to emergency response and recovery preparedness and on the other hand to tackle urgent research topics in the area of nuclear emergency response and recovery preparedness. Through a collaboration of industry, research and governmental organisations in Europe, methodological aspects and computational models will be developed to be consistent with recent recommendations from international bodies such as the ICRP (International Commission of Radiation Protection) and improve Europe’s response by coupling decision support systems with an emergency information system such as the European wide information system ECURIE. Within this project, a platform will be established that will be a unique place for combined meeting of the research and the operational community.


Research project under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme, EURATOM for Nuclear Research and Training Activities (work programme 2010), Fission-2010-3.3.1, Grand Agreement Number 269718



  • ARGOS supports the emergency organization to make the best possible decisions in case of a CBRN incident.
  • ARGOS provides situation awareness, overview, visibility and insights.
  • ARGOS provides input for proper dimensioning the emergency response organization
  • By running an ARGOS prognosis, you can give early information about how the situation will evolve.