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Atlantic Storm

Atlantic Storm

About the Transatlantic Biosecurity Network

The Transatlantic Biosecurity Network is a group of medical, public health, and national security experts from North America and Europe who have been meeting since early 2002. Members have provided insight on key issues that the transatlantic community would face in the event of a bioterrorist attack, and they were consulted in the development of Atlantic Storm. Members act in a personal capacity and not as official representatives of their nations or employers.

  • Dr. Walter Biederbick, Deputy Director, Centre for Biological Security, Robert Koch Institute, Germany
  • Eric Chevallier, MD, Associate Professor, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, and the French Ecole Nationale d'Administration, France
  • Dr. Ottorino Cosivi, Project Leader, Preparedness for Deliberate Epidemics, Department of Communicable Disease, Surveillance and Response, WHO
  • Jacques Drucker, MD, Counselor for Health Affairs, Embassy of France, Washington, DC, United States
  • Rob Duiven, Deputy Director, Department for Coordination and Cooperation, Staff of the National Anti-Terrorism Coordinator, The Netherlands
  • Jesper Grönvall, Senior Analyst, Co-director Training Program, Crismart, Swedish National Defence College, Sweden
  • Giuseppe Ippolito, MD, Scientific Director and Director of Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Italy
  • Stanislaw Majcherczyk, MD, PhD, President, Foundation for Prevention of Terrorism and Biological Threats, Poland
  • Dr. A.J.D. Neal, Member, UK Defence Scientific Advisory Council, High Level Expert to NATO Civil Emergency Planning Directorate, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Mary O'Mahony, Director, Local & Regional Services, Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom
  • Stephen C. Orosz, Director, CEPCON, a civil emergency consultancy, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary General,, Civil Emergency Planning and Exercises, NATO, United States (based in Brussels, Belgium)
  • Professor Bengt Sundelius, Chief Scientist, Swedish Emergency Management Agency, Sweden
  • Anders Tegnell, MD, PhD, MPH, Communicable Disease Unit, SoS, Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden
  • Frank Welsh, PhD, Director, Office of Emergency Preparedness, Planning and Training, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Public Health Agency of Canada