CSCM – 2013

CSCM – World Congress on CBRNe Cavtat, Croatia 2013

The CSCM 2013 – World Congress on Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Science & Consequence Management was the inaugural CSCM World Congress held in Cavtat, Croatia. This Congress continued the tradition from seven previous Congresses held under the prior name: “CBMTS-Industry – World Congress of CBRN Threats and Terrorism. Traditionally, as an introduction to CSCM Congress, a Pre-congress workshop “Workshop on Defense and Protection of Cities from CBRN Threats” was held from 13 to 14 April 2013, successfully chaired by Colonel Randy Smith, the Chief of Staff the Joint Command of NATO CBRN Centre of Excellence. The workshop included 18 very interesting presentations with 70 participants from over 20 countries in attendance. The workshop sparked a lot of interest because, globally speaking, there have been few similar meetings covering urban safety and security and providing a more detailed discussion of practical issues related to preventive measures and preparedness in case of large cities CBRN terrorist threats and Mass Casualties Incidents.


The scientific part of the congress was held in the six sectors and 13 sections. All Congress and Workshops papers were published in the Proceedings three months after the Congress. The Congress and the workshop were attended by 96 scientists out of the total of 196 participants from 37 countries worldwide.


On 16 April 2013, there was a Congress exercise, which was actively participated by: Antiterrorist unit of Special Police, Ministry of the Interior, Croatian Armed Forces -NBC Defence Battalion, Fire Brigade Unit of Zagreb, National Protection and Rescue Directorate, DOK-ING robotic mine clearance and fire-fighting systems and fire brigade and public health officials of the town of Cavtat. The exercise was aimed at the contemporary scientific and technical basis of practical and usable display real achievements in the development and use of robotic systems in the war on contemporary unconventional terrorism and organized crime. Also, the object of the exercise was to display the capabilities of Croatian companies in the production of modern robotic systems and Croatian security systems in response to new threats in circumstances surrounding the accession of Croatia to the EU and its ability to ensure the Schengen border.


It was concluded that this CSCM Congress in scientific terms was so far the best and had the strong support of scientists and experts, active participants of the congress.