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01/08/2014 TIRAMISU and ICARUS release video of joint Bosnia Herzegovina 2014 floods mission.
The TIRAMISU and ICARUS consortia have released a video showcasing their joint contribution to the assessment of the damage caused by the Bosnia-Herzegovina 2014 floods. The mission was deployed at the request of the Belgian First Aid and Support Team (B-FAST), with the...
15/07/2014 TIRAMISU Consortium Members Undertake Pre-validation Tests on DOVO premises
IRAMISU project partners, the Institute of Systems and Robotics at the University of Coimbra (ISR-UC), Ingegneria Dei Sistemi (IDS), VALLON, the Royal Military Academy of Belgium (RMA), the University of Catania (UNICT), DIALOGIS, PROTIME and the Institute for Environmental Manageme...
03/07/2014 U.S. will stop producing mines
27th of June 2014 - The United States Government has announced its intention to stop producing or purchasing anti-personnel landmines, meaning that existing stockpiles will not be replenished. Explosive Remnants of War (ERWs) and Unexploded Ordnance (UXOs) kill thousands of civilians every year across the globe, even in post-...
01/07/2014 TIRAMISU presented at the European Space Solutions Conference
TIRAMISU project representatives participated in the European Space Solutions conference, which took place between the 11th and 14th of June 2014 at the Prague Conference Centre in the Czech Capital, in order to present the contribution of the European Space Programmes (Copernicus, the European E...
10/06/2014 Financial Cost of Croatian Mine Clearance estimated at 528 Million Euros
Efforts to completely eradicate Explosive Remnants of War (ERWs) from Croatia by the end of 2019 will cost an estimated 528 million euros, according to the Croatian Mine Action Centre (CMAC). The organisation’s director, Drazen Jakopec, attended a meeting in Varaždin, north-eastern Cro...
04/06/2014 TV Channel in Bosnia-Herzegovina broadcasts a report on TIRAMISU participation in post-flood demining activities
You can find the original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oI5YJjsjDE&feature=youtu.be
30/05/2014 TIRAMISU and ICARUS partners deployed to flood hit areas in the Balkans
Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia, as well as parts of Croatia, have been hit by the worst flooding on record following torrential downpours over the last few weeks. The Belgian First Aid and Support Team (B-FAST), one of the ICARUS project partners, has been deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina...
20/05/2014 European funded projects team up in response to the worst floods Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia have faced in 100 years
Photo credit: EC/ECHO/EEAS/EU Delegation BiH Brussels, Belgium - May 19, 2014 - ICARUS and TIRAMISU, two Research and Development projects funded by the European Commission's DG Enterprise and Industry, have joined forces to participat...
15/05/2014 TIRAMISU participated in the 11th Symposium on Humanitarian Demining
The 11th Symposium on Humanitarian Demining took place in Zadar, Croatia, from the 23rd to the 25th of April 2014. The event was attended by participants from 32 different countries and was organised by the Centre for Testing, Development and Training, the Croatian Mine Action Centre and t...
14/05/2014 International Mine Awareness Day: Women's Mine Action Efforts Praised as Daniel Craig Narrates UNMAS Videos
In 2005, the United Nations Mine Actions Service (UNMAS) declared that on the 4th of April each year, the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action would be observed in order to establish, foster and develop mine act...
04/04/2014 Tiramisu in the spotlight: Vorsicht Minen! (Caution Mines!) A documentary was aired on the 4th of April on Austrian TV.
Following two years of filming, a documentary on Humanitarian Demining and Mine Risks was aired on the 4th of April on the Austrian Channel ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk). The documentary highlights the dangers related to land mines and U...
04/03/2014 First Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Technology Challenge to be held in Coimbra in May 2014
The first Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Challenge (HRATC) organised by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (RAS-SIGHT) will take place from the 31st of May until the 1st June 2014 in Coimbra,...
27/02/2014 TIRAMISU representatives participate in roundtable on demining in Croatia at the EP
Members of the TIRAMISU consortium participated in a roundtable discussion and exhibition on demining activities in Croatia on the 19th of February 2014 at the EP in Brussels. The theme of the event was "Landmines in Croatia - Landmines in the EU, until when?" and was held i...
04/02/2014 IEEE Spectrum releases article on TIRAMISU robots
Click on the link below to access the article, which describes how UGV robots are being developed in the frame of the TIRAMISU project to detect mines and save human lives.

It's available here: IEEE Spectrum
30/01/2014 TIRAMISU Partners map landmines in the Svilaja and the Dinara mountains, Croatia.
The TIRAMISU project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) is researching methods and developing technologies to undertake non-technical surveys of suspected hazardous areas, using remote-sensing techniques. Members of the TIRAMISU cons...
28/01/2014 Japanese Government awards $1.2M for Humanitarian Demining in Sri Lanka
The Japanese Government has awarded the sum of US$ 1,248,046 in grant aid for humanitarian demining in Northern Sri Lanka under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP).
08/01/2014 Ten-year old boy dies in landmine blast while collecting scrap metal in Bosnia
Archive image: Simulated mine accident   The Bosnian media has reported that a ten-year old boy was fatally wounded in a marked landmine field in the town of Gracanica in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina, while picking scrap metal. The police have confirmed that the boy...
27/11/2013 TIRAMISU tests Teodor UGV fitted with metal detector array at DOVO Military Base
On November 13th, the Royal Military Academy of Belgium and Vallon GmbH tested the upgraded Teodor UGV fitted with its metal detector module in Meerdaal, Belgium.  The video of the test can be found here.
27/11/2013 U.S. Army to Develop Smart Mine Detection System
The AMDS program is developing a prototypeUGV-based mine-detection sensor suite that can find buried anti-personnel 
27/11/2013 TIRAMISU releases video of the 10th Symposium on Humanitarian Demining
TIRAMISU consortium just released the video of the 10th Symposium on Humanitarian Demining that took place in Sibenik, Croatia in April 2013. The video of the event is available here.
28/10/2013 Latest TIRAMISU research presented at the 11th International Symposium on Safety Security and Rescue Robotics
Prof. Giovanni Muscato presenting TIRAMISU at SSRR 13 The 11th editionof the IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics was hosted in Linköping, Swedenin October 2013 and continued its tradition of exploring cutting-edge r...
03/10/2013 TIRAMISU presented during the 7th International Workshop on Robotics for Risky Environment in Saint Petersburg, Russia
TIRAMISU partners participated in the 7th International Workshop on Robotics for Risky Environment. The event took place as part of the biannual St. Petersburgh Innovation Forum. During the two-day event stakeholders from across t...
25/09/2013 TIRAMISU Presentation Video
TIRAMISU Presentation Video
09/08/2013 TIRAMISU partners successfully test Locostra blast resistant wheel in Parma
A team of TIRAMISU partners including representatives from the Pierre Trattori company, the University of Genoa, SnailAid and SpaceTec Partners gathered in Parma (Italy) to test the Locostra wheel developed in the framework of the project.
01/08/2013 TIRAMISU Explosive Sniffing Bees in the News
Reuters news agency interviewed and filmed Professor Nikola Kezic and his crew, members of the TIRAMISU project, about their work on explosive sniffing bees. The insects are being trained to sniff out the deadly devices, by being fed sugar scented with the smell of TNT explosives.
25/07/2013 ‘Journal of ERW and Mine Action’ dedicates an article to the TIRAMISU study of current land release processes
The new issue of the ‘Journal of ERW and Mine Action’ has dedicated an article to a study of land release processes carried out by Snail Aid –Technology for Development, as part of the TIRAMISU project’s activities. Snail A...
21/06/2013 TIRAMISU presented during the 2013 Standing Committees of the Mine Ban Treaty
The meeting of the Intersessional Standing Committees (ISCs) of the Mine Ban Treaty (MBT) took place between 27-30 May 2013 at the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting included a workshop on victim assistance, which took place 30...
17/06/2013 Over 42,000 people, of whom 42% are children, are victims of Explosive Remnants of War around the world every year
According to the 'International Campaign to Ban Landmines network' over the last few weeks 6,300 people have survived landmine/Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) explosions in Bosnia as well as over 600 people in Senegal. These tragedies a...
12/06/2013 Trials carried out by the Royal Military Academy of Belgium served as evidence in a trial against a fake bomb detector conman
Dr. Yann Yvenic from the Belgium Royal Military Academy, coordinator of the TIRAMISU project In May 2013 a fraudster who sold fake bomb detectors was jailed for 10 years. He is thought to have made £50m (i.e. over 58 M €)...
12/06/2013 TIRAMISU presented in the workshop "Robotic Technologies for Humanitarian Landmine Detection" in Egypt
The Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology organised a workshop on “Robotic Technologies for Humanitarian Landmine Detection” in the City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications at New Borg El Arab (Alexandria)...
03/05/2013 The University of Zagreb, TIRAMISU partner, presented how they train bees to detect explosives and landmines during the 10th International Symposium on Humanitarian Demining
The University of Zagreb, a partner in the TIRAMISU project, is developing a method to train honeybees to detect explosives. The main focus of the initiative is to condition honeybees t...
26/04/2013 The TIRAMISU project was presented to the President of Croatia at the 10th International Symposium 'Humanitarian Demining 2013”
Ivo Josipović, President of the Republic of Croatia, opened the 10th International Symposium on 'Humanitarian Demining 2013 - HUDEM 2013', organised by the Croatian Mine Action Centre and the HCR-Centre for Testing, De...
17/04/2013 Save the date for the IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics 2013 (SSRR)
  The IEEE International Symposium on Safety Security Rescue Robotics will take place at the Linkoping University in Sweden from the 21st until the 26th of October 2013. The IEEE International Symposium on Safety Security Rescue Robotics was est...
09/04/2013 South Sudan: Removing mines and other explosives threats in the world's newest country
  After 20 years of civil war, South Sudan seceded from Sudan, becoming the world’s youngest nation – and one still reeling from the fall-out of the fighting. Swaths of the new country remain contaminated with landmines and other explosive remnants o...
21/03/2013 The Ottawa Convention: the first step towards humanitarian disarmament
The Royal Higher Institute for Defence in close cooperation with the Belgian Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and United Nations Brussels are organising the colloquium 'The Ottawa Convention: the first step towards humanitarian disa...
25/02/2013 Tiramisu representatives visit Cambodian Mine Action Center and Mine Action stakeholders
Tiramisu representatives travelled to Cambodia last February to meet the Cambodian Mine Action Center and onther Cambodia Mine Action stakeholder to present Tiramisu Project and discuss about the mines and UXOs situation in the country located in the southern portion of...
09/01/2013 The Journal of ERW and Mine Action published an article on the Humanitarian Demining Symposium in Šibenik (Croatia)
  After the official announce of the 10th International Symposium on Humanitarian Demining (HUDEM’ 2013), the Journal of ERW and Mine Action,  the longest continuous source of information on ERW and Mine Action in the world, ha...
19/12/2012 The Tiramisu project in the press: New Tool to Enhance Tasks of Humanitarian Demining
The American website for topical science articles, Science Daily, has published an article on the FP7 project Tiramisu on 10th December 2012. This article mentions the benefits of a training tool which improves the use of hand-held detectors in humanitarian demining and to...
12/11/2012 Save the date: the 10th International Symposium on Humanitarian Demining (HUDEM’ 2013) will be organised on 23rd, 24th and 25th April 2013
The 10th International Symposium on Humanitarian Demining – HUDEM’2013- will take place on 23rd, 24th and 25th April 2013 in Šibenik (Croatia).The symposium, coupled with a special IARP (International Advance...
08/11/2012 7th IARP workshop on ‘Robotics for Risky Environment and Extreme Robotics’ in Saint Petersburg
The 7th edition of the IARP (International Advanced Robotics Programme) workshop - Robotics for Risky Environment and Extreme Robotics- will be organised, with the support of the Climbing and Walking Robotics Assocation (CLAWAR), in the Russian State Scientific Ce...
29/10/2012 Presentation of the TIRAMISU project in the European Space Expo in Brussels
  Brussels hosted the European Space Expo from 26th September until 11th October 2012 with more than 16,000 visitors. During the Expo, experts in the Space, environment, agriculture and many other sectors, presented to the general public the many ways in which the GMES (Global...
25/10/2012 The 5th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics was organised by the Belgian Royal Military Academy in Brussels
The Belgian Royal Military Academy hosted and co-organised the 5th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR 2012) on 18th and 19th October 2012. The workshop aimed to bring together actors from the R&D world to exchange...
19/10/2012 International Workshop 2012 on Detectors, Systems & Tools for Demining, EOD and IED
The International Workshop 2012 on Detectors, Systems & Tools for Demining, EOD and IED was organised last 8th, 9th and 10th October 2012 at the Vallon GmbH's premises in Germany. The latest developments in the field of data evaluation software and EMI-detection...
15/10/2012 Six killed in landmine explosion in Cambodia
Six farmers were killed and two others injured when a landmine exploded in Cambodia's northwestern Battambang province. Local police chief Khum Soy said the victims, whose ages ranged from 17 to 56, were "on their way home from the market when they ran over the anti-tank mine" on Sunday e...
20/09/2012 Experts of the TIRAMISU project took part on the “NATO EOD Demonstrations & Trial 2012” event organised by the NATO’s Centre of Excellence for Explosive Ordnance Disposal in Slovakia
The NATO’s Centre of Excellence for Explosive Ordnance Disposal organised the conference “Detection as a unified effort of involved parties to defeat new emergi...
15/09/2012 The TIRAMISU and ICARUS projects, led by the Royal Military Academy of Belgium, were presented during the 6th edition of the ¨IARP RISE 2012 WORKSHOP¨ in Warsaw
The Institute of Mathematical Machines (IMM), partner of the TIRAMISU project, organised the international workshop on Robotics for Risky Interventions in the Conference Room of the Institute in Wa...
13/09/2012 Video Presentation of Tiramisu
In April 2012, during the 10th IARP HUDEM Workshop 2012, the Tiramisu project was presented to a large audience of stakeholders and end-users. Norbert Frishauf, from SpaceTec Partners, interviews some of the Tiramisu consortium members to better give an idea of what is the actual purpose of the project funded by the European C...
23/07/2012 Thailand and Cambodia agree to jointly remove and disarm landmines at Prea Vihear
Thailand and Cambodia agreed at the second meeting of their Joint Working Group (JWG) in Phnom Penh to jointly remove and disarm landmines around Preah Vihear Temple before deciding about international observers, according to Thai Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat.
18/05/2012 The Tiramisu project was presented in the framework of the 10th edition of the IARP Workshop HUDEM 2012 in Šibenik
The 10th edition of the International Advanced Robotics Programme (IARP) Workshop HUDEM 2012 took place on 24-26 April in Šibenik (Croatia) and was dedicated to Robotics and Mechanical Assistance in Humanitarian Demining and Similar Risky Inte...
19/04/2012 Kosovo resumes clearing mined areas
HARILAC, Kosovo (AP) — Demining experts have resumed the slow process of clearing Kosovo of the many NATO cluster bombs and Serbian military land mines left behind from the 1998-99 war. Since the conflict ended, the hidden devices have killed 114 people and wounded more than 450.
19/04/2012 9th International Humanitarian Demining Symposium
On April 24th all the important Humanitarian Demining stakeholders have gathered together to discuss new development over Mine Action Main topics were the following: Application of new technologies in general survey - defining the SHA Use of demining machines and mine protected vehicles in demining Underwat...

TIRAMISU Presentation Video

TIRAMISU Presentation Video

Landmine and UXO Threats

Humanitarian Demining is a thorough, time-consuming process that seeks to pinpoint the locations of all mines so that the land or sea area in question may be safely returned to its original use. A comprehensive approach to ensuring this process is carried out effectively is vital.

Project Overview

Anti-personnel landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) present an important obstacle to the transition from crisis to peace for war-affected countries. They threaten post-conflict development and welfare.
The objective of the TIRAMISU project is to provide the Mine Action community with a toolbox to assist in addressing the many issues related to Humanitarian Demining, thus promoting peace, national and regional security, conflict prevention, social and economic rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction.