The final public workshop of the C-BORD project took place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on the 9th October 2018. This was the occasion for the project partners to promote their results after 3 and a half years of research, development and testing.

C-BORD has developed and tested a modular system of new and enhanced technologies for the Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) of cargo containers adaptable to different types of border checkpoints and with a single user interface for Customs decision-making.


Prototypes for enhanced X-ray imaging and passive radiation detection have been developed, as well as for new technologies not yet available for large-volume cargo inspection: Evaporation Based Detection, Tagged Neutron Inspection, and Photo-fission.


A common user interface, based on the X-ray image, has been designed, in which the inspection results from the devices can be viewed by the Customs analyst.


The main objective of C-BORD is to demonstrate that the complementary technologies used in combination can provide more complete information to the customs analyst, thus reducing false alarm rates and the unnecessary opening of containers.

You may find below the presentations that were produced for the workshop.

 Keynote speeches

- From CBRN-E R&D to Operational CONOPs: The French experience in connection with national, European and international guidance


Introduction - First Line inspection

- Introduction to the C-BORD project

- First line inspection: Passive Radiation Detection

- First line inspection: Evaporation Based Detection

- First line inspection: Enhanced X-Ray


Second line inspection

- Second line inspection: Rapidly Relocatable Tagged Neutron Inspection System (RRTNIS)

- Second line inspection: Photo-fission


Analyst decision and field tests

- Data display for analyst decision

- First field test: Röszke Test Experiences: Mobile checkpoint for land-border crossing

- Second field test: Gdańsk: Rapidly relocatable checkpoint for ports

- Third field test: Rotterdam: Fully automated seaport


Results of the project

- C-BORD Framework and scope to increase detection probabilities in multi-device detection architectures

- Assessment of C-BORD technologies and system

- Summary of C-BORD achievements

- Concluding Remarks: Perspectives for future research in border control