Its mission is to move the existing ICARUS detector first to CERN, reshape it (overhaul) there such to be moved to Fermilab (FNAL) as far detector in the new Short Baseline Facility (SBN).

WA104 is fully engaged in the construction and operation of the SBN facility and physics program.

The final goal of the WA104 program is to ready the detector to be deployed at Fermilab, US, as far station of the SBN program. This project is aimed at searching for non-standard neutrino oscillations into sterile states, which are supposed not to interact with matter as the three other neutrino flavours (νe, νμ, ντ ) do. The SBN experiment will feature three detector deployed at short distance from the Booster Neutrino Beam (BNB) at FNAL, in particular: SBND as near station (100 m from target), MicroBooNE at the intermediate position (400 m) and the ICARUS in the far position (600 m).