Workshop on Space and CBRNE threats

  • 07 March 2017 to 07 March 2017
  • Noordwijk Netherlands
  • 08:00 - 16:00

European Defence Agency (EDA) and European Space Agency (ESA) are pleased to announce a joint Workshop on Space and CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive) threats on 7 March 2017, at ESTEC in Noordwijk (The Netherlands).

Key Objectives of the Workshop

The main objectives of the workshop are to consult experts from cross-cut domains on the possible role of space services in addressing CBRNE risks, to inform the stakeholder and user community about completed and on-going initiatives in the CBRNE domain and to announce the upcoming Invitation to Tender (ITT) on Space Based Services in Support of CBRNE operations. 

Based on the results of the studies awarded as result of the ITT, EDA and ESA plan to pursue follow-up demonstrations of the defined service concepts, with the goal of delivering sustainable services to the targeted user communities. The workshop will also support the consolidation of preliminary end-user needs and the detailed definition of the ITT scope.

Who should attend
Participation is particularly encouraged from ESA and EDA (participating) Member States, users operating in both civilian and security environment (e.g. Ministries of Defence, first responder organizations), experts, service providers and technology providers who are involved in the CBRNE domain.  Attendees should have an interest in exploiting space systems for providing fast and accurate response to CBRNE threats, increasing public situational awareness, enhancing prediction and early warning.

Draft Agenda

09:00-09:30 Registration 

09:30-11:00 Key note speeches from users/stakeholders in the CBRNe domain. 

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break 

•EDA: past and current activities in the CBRNE domain
•ESA: past and current activities in the CBRNE domain
•ESA and EDA: overview of the planned Invitation To Tender (ITT) on Space Based Services in Support of CBRNE operations
•Open Discussion

13:00-14:00 Lunch 

14:00-17:00 Bilateral meetings between industries and ESA/EDA representatives

ESA and EDA representatives will be available to answers questions on the upcoming ITT and to discuss other potential opportunities of collaboration.

Please register for the workshop by following this link to ESA. 

For questions please contact the Project Officer for CBRN