The TARGET Public Workshop took place in Barcelona and was hosted by project partner, the Institut de Seguretat Pública de Catalunya (ISPC), on 17th and 18th October 2018. The programme included presentations updating the meeting on the technical developments and the results from the V2 scenario trials, which were run at TARGET end user sites in Slovakia, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain and France during September 2018, as well as hands-on demonstrations of the technology.
International Security Competence Centre, one of the technical partners in the TARGET project, has had a paper published in the International Journal of Latest Research in Engineering and Technology (IJLRET). The paper is entitled Swarm-technology for Large-area Photogrammetry Survey and Spatially Complex 3D Modelling . The full paper can be viewed by clicking on tis link: Publication_ IJLRET_ ISCC_Swarm drone.
The Emergency Services Times has recently published an article about the TARGET project in the biggest circulation issue of the year - the show issue that is distributed at the UK's leading first responder event, the Emergency Services Show. Click on the link to read the full article TARGET ESS Article Sept 2018
The final of the six V2 Trials was held in Bratislava in the Slovak Republic and evaluated the latest version of the TARGET Mixed Reality solution. This scenario or Training Content (TC) is designed to be used by police or fire officers, specialising in responding to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) incident. The focus of this Trial was a radiological source in a clandestine laboratory.
The École Nationale Supérieure de la Police (ENSP), which is the French National Police College and is located near Lyon, hosted the TC5 Trial recently. At the centre of the scenario in this Training Content is an armed assailant in a car that two police officers have to deal with. The police trainees are wearing HoloLens headsets and the Mixed Reality solution developed in the project
The final Public Workshop in the TARGET project will be taking place in a few weeks on 17th and 18th October in Barcelona. Project partner ISPC will be kindly hosting this two-day meeting at the Catalan Ministry of the Interior, as well as at their own training premises just outside the city. With a fully-packed programme, attendees will hear the results of the V2 Trials, participate in full scale demonstrations of the TARGET solutions, updates on what has been achieved during the project. There will also be a presentation on the market analysis that has been carried out by independent consultants and what life after the project has to offer.
The Emergency Services Show is recognised as being the leading first responder trade show in the UK and TARGET had a stand in the Collaboration Zone. The Show was held on the 19th and 20th September at the NEC in Birmingham.
The University of Applied Sciences of the Brandenburg State Police (Fachhochschule der Polizei des Landes Brandenburg) in Germany was the host and participants in the TC2 Trial recently. A number of police officers from Berlin participated in this challenging crowd control scenario on the 29th September at the University.
The third TARGET Trial was held in Barcelona and officers from the Catalan Police and the Guardia Civil took part in a firearms scenario using the Mixed Reality solutions developed during the project. The Institute for Public Security of Catalonia (ISPC), a partner in TARGET, hosted the Trial at their training facility near to Barcelona.
The second of the six TARGET Trials (TC6) was held today in Münster, Germany. Hosted by project partner Deutsche Hochschule der Polizei, the complex scenario concerned a 90 vehicle pile up on a motorway near the German/Dutch border. Based on a real event five years ago, the Virtual Reality exercise was designed to evaluate the latest versions of the TARGET solutions with Police Tactical and Operational incident commanders.