HCR-CTRO is the leader of the NATO SPS Programme entitled "Biological Method (Bees) for Explosive Detection". The project also involves universities from Zagreb, St. Andrews and Banja Luka.
The aim of the project is to develop innovative methods and technologies for detection of mines and minefields, using trained honeybee colonies through three different techniques: training honeybees for explosive detection, polymer films as an explosive sensor, and honeybees imaging over the landmines. Two main methods will be used with the trained honeybee colonies: the passive and the active method that can be applied in suspected area reduction or in internal and external quality control after completion of demining. Please visit the project website on the following link to read more about the project.