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Fostering Operational Cooperation (OC) among authorities, with a specific emphasis on robust information exchange, is crucial for ensuring security within and beyond the European Union.

Operational Cooperation

Fostering Operational Cooperation (OC) among authorities, with a specific emphasis on robust information exchange, is crucial for ensuring security within and beyond the European Union. The seamless sharing of intelligence and data is pivotal in enhancing collective efforts to address emerging challenges, strengthen preparedness, and effectively combat transnational threats. Prioritizing information exchange allows for a proactive and interconnected response across various authorities, not only bolstering regional security but also fostering collaboration in navigating evolving security landscapes.


ISA has been working with International, European, National and Regional law enforcement agencies (LEAs) such as Ertzaintza (autonomous police force for the Basque Country) on projects and initiatives funded by the European Commission DG HOME and FPI. We have been involved on multiple research & technology projects and capacity-building initiatives with the objective to answer end-users' needs. Our commitment is to understand end-users’ requirements, and to translate them into technological solutions and methodologies.

Inside the European Union

Fostering Operational Cooperation (OC) is integral to our expertise at ISA, evidenced by our collaborative endeavours with International, European, National, and Regional law enforcement agencies (LEAs), including the Ertzaintza. Our extensive involvement in projects funded by the European Commission underscores our commitment to addressing end-users' needs. Within the European Union, our contributions to the MASC-CBRN project, funded by DG HOME under the ISF-P, showcase our proficiency in developing a comprehensive methodology for assessing states' capacity to counter the hostile misuse of CBRN knowledge and materials. This methodology, designed to mitigate CBRN risks, is set to benefit 27 EU member states and beyond, complementing the initiatives of the EU CBRN Centres of Excellence.

Outside the European Union

Beyond EU borders, in our engagement with the WeCAPS project, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, we provided strategic guidance to the project management team in the COVID-19 Response Phase 1. This advisory role resulted in the acquisition and shipment of significant quantities of disinfection equipment and other essential medical materials to port authorities across the African Atlantic Façade. Additionally, our involvement in the WeCAPS COVID-19 Response Phase 2 demonstrates our capability in offering recommendations to mitigate contamination risks and enhance health security. This adaptable methodology, developed for crisis management and vulnerability analysis, serves as a "one size fits all" solution applicable to future biological outbreaks. The WeCAPS initiatives highlight our commitment to translating end-users' requirements into practical technological solutions and methodologies for enhanced security measures.

What-if scenarios

ISA demonstrates expertise in crafting comprehensive what-if scenarios for both natural and man-made disasters, leveraging advanced technologies such as earth observation, including high-resolution satellite imagery (30 cm), artificial intelligence for post-disaster road condition assessments, and geo-referencing of critical infrastructure. These scenarios encompass a systematic NATECH (Natural Disaster Triggering Technological Risks) approach, addressing potential cascading effects of natural disasters on technological systems.

The objective is to provide governments with in-depth analyses of potential disasters, encompassing scenarios like flooding, dam breaks, large wildfires, earthquakes impacting critical infrastructure, and more.

By integrating cutting-edge technologies and methodologies, ISA aims to offer detailed insights, allowing for informed decision-making and proactive disaster preparedness measures.

Space-Based Technologies

ISA boasts significant expertise in leveraging space applications for various strategic purposes. Our capabilities extend to utilizing satellite-based technologies, including high-resolution imagery and advanced earth observation techniques. By harnessing these space-based tools, ISA excels in providing valuable insights, data, and analyses for disaster management, risk assessment, and strategic planning. Our proficiency in space applications underscores our commitment to employing cutting-edge technologies for the benefit of comprehensive and informed decision-making.

Holistic AI Solutions for Disaster Management

ISA pioneers the comprehensive integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) across the entire disaster management cycle, encompassing prevention, preparation, and response phases. Our innovative use of AI extends beyond natural disasters, offering diverse applications for law enforcement authorities. By harnessing AI capabilities, ISA provides advanced solutions that empower authorities in proactive decision-making, ensuring preparedness, and enhancing response strategies. Our commitment to holistic AI utilization demonstrates our dedication to optimizing disaster resilience through cutting-edge technologies.

Integrated Intelligence Platform for Cross-Border Health Threat Management

ISA excels in crafting integrated intelligence platforms for cross-border health threats. Our multidisciplinary team leverages real-time IT solutions to facilitate anticipatory threat assessments, medical countermeasure requirements, and consequence management. With a forward-looking approach and advanced modelling tools, we provide comprehensive insights into CBRNE threats. Our expertise supports organizations in deploying user-friendly platforms for informed decision-making, extending to long-term system sustainability and operational readiness.


ISA's commitment to addressing diverse challenges is illustrated through its active participation in flagship projects of the European Commission. These initiatives highlight ISA's dedication to contributing to the development of robust strategies for enhanced security and disaster management.


Launched in January 2019, WeCAPS (Improving Port Security in West and Central Africa) is the most recent project of the CMR Programme (Critical Maritime Routes) a European programme to secure maritime transport. WeCAPS intends to help partner countries in West and Central Africa to adequately address increasing vulnerabilities related to port security.


PPRD Mediterranean aims to support partner countries in deepening the engagements and priorities identified under the last phase, including reinforcement of national situational rooms and inter-sectoral cooperation for emergency response, Host Nation Support, the link between risk assessment and emergency planning, and information-sharing tools to support decision making, with the ultimate goal of enhancing cooperation and partnership between the EU and Mediterranean nations via the Union for the Mediterranean.


European Commission-funded initiative (DG HOME ISF-P) that combines diverse expertise, intellectual rigour, and professional competence, in order to inform the development of an integrated approach toward CBRN risk management for strengthening the prevention of deliberate CBRN events.

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