PARTICLE strongly invests and participates in R&D and Innovation activities, aiming to build the capabilities and capacity allowing the company to respond to future challenges in security and society.

RISEN – Real-tIme on-site forenSic tracE qualificatioN

The aim of the RISEN project is the development of a set of realtime contactless sensors for the optimization of the trace, detection, visualisation, identification and interpretation on site, with a consequent reduction of the time and resources in the laboratory, and for a fast exchange of information among LEAs. Read more here.


PARTICLE is involved in the deployment of the highest density sensor network dedicated to monitor seismic activity in Portugal.  The network will be constituted by hundreds of sensors in the region of Évora. It will monitor strong seismic activity in real-time, allowing the generation of live shake maps. Importantly, the network is expected to: Enhance the knowledge on the characterisation of the seismic activity in the region through high-resolution mapping of clusters and faults; 2) Create an organised database populated with live data from the high-density seismic network; 3) Rapid assess ground shaking movements (e.g., earthquake); 4) Improve geohazard assessments. Read more here.


PARTICLE staff has contributed to research and publications over the last years. Click here for a list of publications.