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* 2001 – 2003 - HCR-CTRO was a partner in a European Commission project FP5, IST-2000-25300 ARC (Airborne Minefield Area Reduction). The project included the use of an unmanned helicopter with remote sensing sensors mounted on it. The project combined advanced analysis of data obtained by multispectral and infrared camera and new data fusion techniques. An integrated information system, which includes advanced geographic information system (GIS) enabled fusion of data obtained by imaging, ground truth data and geographic information, with the aim of using it for planning future mine clearance activities.

* 2001 – 2004 - HCR-CTRO was a partner in a European Commission project FP5, IST-2000-25044 SMART (Space and Airborne Mine Area Reduction Tool) The aim of the project was to assist Mine Action Centers in area reduction on the basis of GIS and specific tools which facilitate interpreting by the operators. Using multispectral optical data and those obtained by SAR during its application in Croatia, as well as satellite data from the times before the armed conflict, this tool assists in detection of minefield indicators.

* 2002 - 2004 HCR-CTRO was a partner on the BIOSENS project at Skabrnja test site, together with SRSA and NPA. The aim of the project was to test a biosensor system for analysis of explosive vapors.

* 2003 and 2005 – reliability testing of metal detectors in cooperation with German BAM (Federal Institute for Research and Testing of Materials)

* 2006 - testing of three demining machines (Bozena-5, ITEP project 3.2.33; MineWolf, 3.2.34 and MV-10, 3.2.35) was performed by HCR-CTRO and ITEP at Cerovac test site.

* 2006 - trial of Japanese robotic vehicles and mine detection dual sensors (Mine Hunter Vehicle -MHV1 and MHV-2, Gryphon, ALIS – Advanced Landmine Imaging System) at Benkovac test site

* 2006 – STEMD project – Systematic testing and evaluation of metal detectors used in the region of Southeast Europe, was performed as part of the ITEP Project 2.1.2.3 at Benkovac test site.

* 2006 – testing of a mine detection scanner in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute from Germany, as part of the HUMIN/MD project was conducted at Benkovac test site.

* 2007 - Continuation of the ALIS dual sensor and Gryphon + LAMDAR IV trial at Benkovac test site.

* 2007 – 2008 – development and testing of the project Multisensor Airborne Survey and Monitoring System in Emergency Situations and Environment Protection with the Faculty of Geodesy, Zagreb University; Faculty of Traffic Engineering, Zagreb University; and PASTOR Grupa d.d. The project was co-financed by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports. The project focused on commercial and pre-commercial systems of civilian multisensor airborne reconnaissance and surveillance: (a) for the purpose of advancing reconnaissance of active forest fires from an unmanned aerial vehicle; (b) for hyper-spectral reconnaissance (helicopter, airplane) of the sea oil spills; for airborne hyper-spectral monitoring of open waters quality, for establishing vegetation condition along highways and fir forests health.

* 2008 – 2009 – operational validation of AIDSS – Decision Support System for Mine Suspected Area Reduction in Croatia

* 2009 – 2011 – operational validation of AIDSS – Decision Support System for Mine Suspected Area Reduction in Bosnia and Herzegovina

* 2009 – testing of the use of honeybees in demining – passive method – collecting samples from beehives and analysing them for TNT traces, at Benkovac test site.

* 2012 – 2015 – partner on the TIRAMISU project financed by the European Commission as part of FP7-SECURITY No. 284747, Implementation of Toolbox for Removal of Antipersonnel Mines, Submunitions and UXO.

* 2014 – 2015 – owner of the project "Mine Action after the Floods – Regional Synergy, Technology Development and Capacity Building” financed by the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. The aim of the project is to provide support to urgent actions of Mine Action Centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia by aerial resurvey and by establishment of a regional information network for mine action after the floods, as well as to develop recommendations and SOPs for mine action after natural disasters.