Why Attend?

  • Review the latest CBRNe Capabilities across EMEA
  • Discuss the major threats to Europe's major cities
  • Evaluate the threat level of biological outbreaks
  • Analysis the latest first responder techniques
  • Understand the threat of IED's
  • Network with 200+ leading CBRNe officials from across EMEA and the US
  • Visit our vibrant exhibition of 20+ vendors showcasing the latest CBRNe defence products
24th
April
2017

CBRNe Summit Europe 2017

Madrid, Spain
24th April 2017 - 27th April 2017

Workshop

RISING THREATS IN EUROPE AND THE DEVELOPMENTS WITHIN THE GIFT-CBRN PROJECT

09.00 - 16.00

24th April 2017


PROGRAMME

09.00

Registration

 

09.30

Introduction CBRN Forensics

Introduction in the EU FP7 GIFT project

09.45

Session 1

Forensic Requirements

To ensure the admissibility of forensic technical investigation in Court it is of paramount importance that the investigation has been done in compliance with forensic requirements.

During the session an introduction in “Rules of Evidence” will be given as start of the discussion, finalizing with a conclusion on the topic.

10.30

Coffee Break

 

11.00

Introduction in the scenario

 

In a metro train several improvised explosive devices have gone off dispersing a chemical agent.

Initial questions are formulated.

11.10

Session 2

Reconnaissance of the scene

Discussion on:

How to start of the initial investigations.

Are there hazardous materials dispersed? If so, which?
What PPE and instrumentation is required?

11.45

Session 3

Action plan

Discussion on:

How to prepare an action plan?

What input is required?
Are there any constraints for the forensic investigation?

12.30

Lunch break

 

13.30

Session 4

Crime Scene Investigation

 

Discussion on:

Based on the action plan, how to approach the contaminated crime scene.

Collecting and seizing materials.

Use of PPE.

14.30

Session 5

Laboratory investigation

Discussion:

Which laboratories to choose

How to transfer contaminated evidence to the contracted laboratory.

How to handle the different types of contaminated and non-contaminated exhibits.

 

15.00

Coffee break

 

15.30

Session 6

What has the GIFT project to offer?

Presentation of the outcome of the GIFT project.

Discussion

16.00

End of the workshop

 

 

WORKSHOP HOST

Ed Van Zalen, Programme Manager CBRN, Netherlands Forensic Institute

Ed van Zalen is Programme Manager CBRN at the Netherlands Forensic Institute in The Hague, The Netherlands. His current research interests is the development of innovative forensic methods that are applicable for investigation at the crime scene and in the laboratory in specific for criminal or terrorist incidents where Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear materials have been released. He received his Masters degree in Analytical Chemistry in 1991 University of Utrecht (NL) and investigated the development of an analytical method for the analysis of cholinesterase inhibitors. He spent respectively five years at the laboratory of Rijkswaterstaat (1981) and five years at the Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland (1986) in developing methods for the investigation of pesticides in surface water and soil.

In 1991 the joined the Netherlands Forensic Institute in the position of Head of the Department of Environmental Crimes. In 2008 he became programme manager CBRN. In this role he is responsible for the development of response to a CBRN incident the development of analytical forensic methods. In his role as programme manager is an active member of the Nuclear Forensics Working Group of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) and has collaborations in this field with the IAEA, INTERPOL and the Technical University of Delft. Ed is currently coordinator of the EU  FP7 GIFT CBRN project and participates in several other initiatives in the field of the investigation of CBRN terrorism.