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HomePressPress releasesCARONTE project has finished after 18 months of business activity
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29 April, 2016

CARONTE project has finished after 18 months of business activity

CARONTE has tasked to come up with a "strategic research agenda" to cover existing and emerging threats – including cyber-crime – regarding all land transport modes.
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Application sectors: Transportation and logistics
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The objective of CARONTE has been to provide recommendations on the type of security related projects that should be planned for the future in order to protect against the threats facing land transport.


On this project, have been working a consortium of universities and research institutes, companies, and end-users providing with experience in research and consultancy in transportation, logistics, infrastructure management, security and communications.

The partners are well aware of the land transport’s practical needs in security as well as its ethical, social and privacy aspects. Since the partners come from neutral organisations, objectivity for the project’s findings is guaranteed. Results which would mainly cover private interests are prohibited. This leads to a balanced and efficient research agenda. To ensure practical use and acceptance of the final recommendations, end-users such as transportation companies, infrastructure managers, terminal operators, customs etc. as well as the suppliers of security and transportation equipment will be linked to the project via its High Level Advisory Board.

“Any attack or disturbance against land freight or passenger transport would have a huge impact on Europe’s economic growth, territorial cohesion and social development,” said Joachim Kochsiek, CARONTE project coordinator and researcher at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute, to the audience in the last project consortium meeting.

The research leading to the results of the project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 606967.