Data and Tools to Counter Terrorism
Blast Assessment and Damage Evalation tool
Blast Assessment and Damage Evalation tool
A new JRC Technical Report on the Blast Load Assessment and Damage Evaluation (BLADE) tool (formerly known as the Blast Assessment Tool) is now available. At the same time we have also finalized the promised video tutorial.
Security by design book
Security by Design
The art of providing effective protection against terrorism threats through the Security by Design concept. Read the article and download the publication here
Results from JRC’s survey on future research on the protection of public spaces
In March 2023, we launched an EU survey, requesting feedback from you on orientations for our future research on the protection of public spaces. Here are some of the results!

Blast Load Assessment and Damage Evaluation (BLADE)

This tool allows a preliminary assessment of the expected consequences after the impact of a blast wave on structures, structural components and people. Its results are based on a combination of Pressure-Impulse curves and empirically-derived blast parameters.

Vehicle SPEed Evaluation and Dynamics Assessment (V-SPEED)

The tool assesses the maximum speed of threat vehicles by using the urban street geometry from web mapping platforms (openstreetmap). It facilitates the selection of Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) measures which is based on the combination of threat vehicle speed and mass.


EUROPLEXUS is a simulation software dedicated to the analysis of fast transient phenomena. The programme is used to assess the performance of structural models under blast and impact.

Urban Blast Simulator

The effects of the propagation of blast waves in urban environments can be modelled by creating simulation models from web mapping platforms (openstreetmap) and analysed through EUROPLEXUS software.

Generic Vehicle Models

Numeric generic vehicle models can be used to simulate the impact of vehicles on various structural components, such as vehicle barriers. Such simulations may facilitate the development of Hostile Vehicle Mitigation measures.

EMM Terrorism Database

This database is generated automatically utilising European Media Monitor (EMM) events extracted daily via various information sources (news, newspapers, social media etc.). Machine learning approaches are used for providing better quality results.