New technologies to respond to emergencies caused by contaminants and pathogens.
The PathoCERT project was born due to the lack of availability and validation of technologies to operate during events such as floods, earthquakes and rescue operations. This project aims to strengthen the capacities of the first responders by coordinating the responses of emergency teams to episodes of contamination by pathogens, helping them to detect the presence of pathogens accurately and in real-time.
Thus, these solutions seek to improve the capacities of the first responders during natural catastrophes, helping them to manage and control possible contamination events in the water and to control contamination episodes by mitigating the risks.
The technologies developed in the project will be tested on a pilot scale in 6 locations throughout Europe: Granada (Spain), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Limassol (Cyprus), Thessaloniki (Greece), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Seoul (South Korea).
Granada has already tested the technologies of this European project to guarantee water security through an earthquake simulation that evaluate the effectiveness of some technologies developed over the last three years by the Cetaqua team, among other solutions.
Cetaqua participates in the PathoCERT project with various solutions that were put to the test in these drills: a tool for filtering and analyzing data from real-time sensors has been developed; the creation of a turbidity detection model in open-air water masses using artificial vision techniques has been led; A package of tools for the rapid and in situ detection of pathogens in water has been designed, and water sampling guidelines and guides for the training of emergency responders have been prepared.