ABOUT THE EMERITUS PROJECT
Environmental crimes such as the discharge of substances into the air, water and soil as well as the shipping and trafficking of waste and hazardous materials have enormous impacts on the climate, human health and the environment. However, these crimes are still considered highly profitable for criminals since most feature relatively low risks of detection and penalties for the perpetrators, given the complexity of preventing criminal wrongdoings and delivering distinct proofs to law courts to punish the authors.
EMERITUS platform consisting of external system connector, integration layer, data storage, processing component, dissemination layer, system extensions components and real-time mission components.
(Co-created) Protocol for waste-crimes investigation
Training programme for environmental crimes investigation (more than 20 agents to be trained, frontal lessons, tabletop exercises, train-the-trainers).
EMERITUS aims to lay the foundations of a new generation of technological tools orchestrated via a single-entry point platform at the service of Law Enforcement Authorities (LEA) and Border Guards (BG) to improve detection and proof collection capabilities against waste-related environmental crimes.
The project is composed of several Work Packages to ensure the accomplishment of EMERITUS’ ambition