FAST and efficient international disaster victim IDentification
A project is under way to create the first ever police database to identify and link missing persons and unidentified bodies on an international level.
The FAST and efficient international disaster victim IDentification (FASTID) Project was launched on 1 April 2010 with an overall budget of almost EUR 3 million, co-funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) – Theme no. 10 Security.
Thanks to INTERPOL and its Consortium partners – the German Federal Criminal Police Bundeskriminalamt (BKA), the IOSB and IGD Institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Germany, the Danish company PlassData, the University of Dundee in Scotland and Crabbe Consulting Ltd – the project will establish an international system to manage enquiries concerning missing persons and unidentified bodies in the event of disasters as well as day-to-day policing.