Project Aether – Air passenger transport security in the case of CBRN threat by terrorists

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A new two year project was launched at the Aleksanteri Institute on Monday 18 May. The aim of the “Project Aether – Air passenger transport security in the case of CBRN threat by terrorists” is to find out needs and possibilities to develop the situation awareness and decision making arrangements in a complex CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) threat-related crisis situation at the European Union level, as well as to identify the prevention capacity against the use of CBRN material.

The Project is funded by the European Commission Directorate-General Justice, Freedom and Security under the Programme for “Prevention of and Fight against Crime”. The Aleksanteri Institute is the coordinator of the Project that includes 13 public and private project and advisory partners from Finland, Sweden, Germany, Italy and the United States in total. The Aether Project is a continuation project for the former Aleksanteri Institute led project “Poseidon – Preventing Terrorism in the Baltic Sea Region”.

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Each project partner will produce 2-3 working papers which will support the organisation of two Project exercises involving state authorities. The final Aether publication will be published in the beginning of the year 2011. The first workshop of the new Project is scheduled to take place in Stockholm on 16-17 November, 2009.

Project Leader
Timo Hellenberg

Project Co-ordinator
Maarit Elo-Valente
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