Proceedings

EPJ Plus Focus Point on New Technologies Related to Intentional and Accidental Release of CBRNe Agents

Since the events of September 11th 2001 and the anthrax attacks in America of the following month the general consensus is that there is a realistic possibility of some form of unconventional terrorist attack in the western world and that this could involve CBRN material [i.e., Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear and explosive events]. It is therefore vital that local authorities and agencies operating in the National and International frameworks are prepared to respond, as effectively and efficiently as possible, to any crisis scenarios resulting from such non-conventional events.

This focus point collects some innovative tech solutions presented during the first international conference on CBRNe - SICC 2017, a conference devoted to promoting the dissemination of the different methodologies, techniques, theories, strategies, technologies and best practices on the prevention and mitigation of CBRNE risks. The conference intended to propose new solutions to reduce the risk factors related to CBRNe events and to promote the fruitful inter-professional collaborations between university and military/public experts, specialized operators, decision makers and the industry.

All articles are are available here and are freely accessible until 14 Feb 2019. For further information read the Editorial.

We were looking after an online open-access journal to publish our conference proceedings. EPJ Web of Conferences was the best solution to our needs. The publication process went very smoothly and EDP Sciences was responsive and attentive to address our questions and requests. We are very satisfied with the outcome.

Jérôme Ballot, IRAP, France
Co-Editor EPJ Web of Conferences vol.101, 2015

ISSN: 2100-014X (Electronic Edition)

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