The international tabletop exercise @tomic 2014 took place in Maastricht from 18 to 20 February 2014. The exercise focused on enhancing radiological and nuclear security and on preventing radiological and nuclear terrorism. @tomic 2014 sought to promote cooperation between countries and expert communities against this international threat. This goal was achieved through the use of innovative digital and multimedia techniques and a scenario-based structure.
@tomic 2014 is one of the three official side events to the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) 2014 in The Hague. It was organized by the Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV), together with the International Atomic Energy Agency, INTERPOL, the European Commission, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), Europol, the EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Netherlands Forensic Institute.
@tomic 2014 was attended by over 250 governmental experts from 50 countries with backgrounds in radiological/nuclear security, law enforcement and intelligence, cyber security, (nuclear) forensics, emergency management and public communication. This makes @tomic 2014 one of the largest tabletop exercises ever held in this field. The lessons learned during this exercise will be shared with the participants of the exercise and during the NSS 2014. In this way the exercise will contribute to a safer and more secure world.