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TIRAMISU : Comprehensive toolbox for humanitarian clearing of large civil areas from anti-personal landmines and cluster munitions - Integration Project

Units : Geospatial Analysis | ULB568

Description :

Clearing large civilian areas from anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions is a difficult problem because of the large
diversity of hazardous areas and explosive contamination. A single solution does not exist and many mine action actors have asked for
a toolbox from which they could choose the tools best fit to a given situation. Some have built their own toolboxes, usually
specific to some precise tasks, such as clearance. The TIRAMISU project aims at providing the foundation for a global toolbox that will
cover the main mine action activities, from the survey of large areas to the actual disposal of explosive hazards, including mine
risk education. The toolbox produced by the project will provide mine action actors with a large set of tools, grouped into
thematic modules, that will help them do their job. These tools will have been designed with the help of end-users and validated by
them in mine affected countries. To reach the level of expertise needed the team includes organisations that were involved in some of
the most important European and international research projects in mine action of the last fifteen years. The partners will build
on their past experience of this topic, their long tradition to work with each other, and the strong links they have forged over
the years with mine action centres and mine action authorities, demining companies and non-governmental organisations, to bring a
toolbox that will represent a step forward in mine action by being the basis for a unifying, comprehensive and modular integrated
solution to the clearing of large areas from explosive hazards. The philosophy of the project is to concentrate most of its
efforts, not on already existing technology, but on the most mature technologies and methods that are still to be fielded and on
promising and innovating solutions even if they may require more work to be fielded.  The main role of ANAGEO in TIRAMISU is to develop
methods and tools for the Land Impact Survey and the Non-Technical Survey in the field of geographic databases, remote sensing and
GIS-based Decision Support Systems.

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  • Programme cadre de R&D (PCRD)