Maritime CBRN conference scheduled for September

The SMi Group has scheduled its CBRN in the Maritime Environment conference for September 26-27 in London in response to concerns at seaports over access to the best threat prevention solutions for terrorist attacks.

The London event will focus on recovery, response and detection at sea for government and naval practitioners. While hazardous materials are the same across the board, fighting the issue at sea requires different training, equipment and approach.

Because the United Kingdom is an island nation, critical infrastructure is placed close to the coast. As a result, the correct responses to attacks using chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear materials must be determined.

The speaker line-up for the conference includes Lauri Luht, a representative of the crisis and management policy department of the Estonian Ministry of the Interior, Richard Murray, a superintendent and the deputy divisional commander of the south division of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, Youri Linden, a lieutenant and seariding instructor at the CBRNDC/FF School of the Royal Netherlands Navy, and Bernd Allert, a lieutenant commander with the WMD Non-Proliferation Center at NATO headquarters.

A pre-conference workshop will be held on September 25 that will be completely interactive that covers counter-piracy and maritime security strategy. The SMi Group is a worldwide company dealing in business-to-business information that creates highly targeted workshops, publications and conferences.