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European Union Bomb Data System (EBDS)

The EU Bomb Data System (EBDS) developed a unique and effective platform for the exchange of information and intelligence on explosives and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN)-related incidents.

Project dates 01/12/2008 - 31/03/2010
Total budget€788 683
EU contribution62%
Project CoordinatorEUROPOL

Project Description

The EBDS is a dual system, made up of two powerful databases. One covers incidents related to explosives, and the other CBRN incidents.

The system contains specialised libraries where experts can share intelligence documents in most common file formats, as well as specialised discussion forums where experts can interact directly, ask questions, and share thoughts, experiences and best practices.

The EU authorities competent in explosives and/or CBRN were the initial target audience, but the system could be extended to non-EU countries with EU cooperation agreements.

Benefits and results

A common EU database with trusted information on explosives and CBRN related incidents is now in place, accessible for experts within the relevant EU authorities. It provides a unique and effective platform for the exchange of technical information and intelligence in this field.

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