Stefano Costanzi Follow 4,457 619
Professor @AmericanU, and @ICCSS_EU Global Team member. Tweets about CBRN, chemical weapons, science & security. Tweets in personal capacity.
The clock is ticking 🕑
Registration for Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference 2022 is closing in just one week!
Register at http://bit.ly/CWD2022 #CWD2022
Let’s all get ready for the BTWC and CWC review conferences, starting with a primer on the history and current state of biological and chemical disarmament!
Humans! New biological and chemical disarmament content.
This first episode from yours truly. https://youtu.be/m0924Fgy0eM
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States Parties are getting ready for the 5th Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention, Scheduled for May 2023. @bwiedwards @cwccoalition @opcw
The 100th Session of the #OPCW Executive Council begins today.
Find documents related to #EC100 here ⬇️
Glad that I could contribute as a reviewer to this comprehensive @UNIDIR report by @DrAlexKelle on Novichok nerve agents and the Chemical Weapons Convention Schedules
🚨 New publication! 📕✨
Adding Novichok Nerve Agents to the CWC Annex on Chemicals: a Technical Fix and Its Implications for the Chemical Weapons Prohibition Regime
By @DrAlexKelle (@IFSHHamburg @UNIHH)
Thank you to @bwiedwards and @s_costanzi for compiling a list of NGO/civil society papers and reports that provide specific recommendations for the 5th Chemical Weapons Convention Review Conference in May 2023! See the list or submit a paper ➡️
@AUResearch @scarle1 @AUcollege @AUWCL Lobes and Robes: a great podcast initiative exploring the intersection of neuroscience, policy, and law. It was a pleasure for me to talk with @scarle1 and Terry Davidson about chemical weapons nonproliferation. Thank you for having me.
.@UNICRI's new Guidebook serves as a valuable resource for addressing #chemical threats. As the global authority on #ChemicalWeapons, #OPCW contributed to the development of the publication. https://twitter.com/UNICRI/status/1526405463578918913
📢NEW! A Guide to support the investigation & prosecution of incidents involving the deliberate acquisition, stockpiling, production, transfer, and use of #chemical or #biological agents.
@EU_Commission @EU_FPI @IAP_Official @EU_ScienceHub #EUCBRNCoE
Learn how static detonation chambers work with this informative set of videos by @acwanews! SDCs are playing an important role in destroying the last vestiges of the U.S. chemical weapons stockpile. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4mv7WES-tY&list=PL-TC5l9SvK1XChJcyMUNJpwyM9DONyeFw&index=3 https://twitter.com/acwanews/status/1523684470859223041
Check out our #YouTube playlist to learn more about the Static Detonation Chamber that is currently used by #BGCAPP and #PCAPP teams to destroy chemical weapons.
Today marks 25 years since entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
See the message from @JoannaRoperFCDO UK Permanent Representative to the @OPCW 👇
“Meeting the Challenges of Chemical and Biological Weapons: Strengthening the Chemical and Biological Disarmament and Non-proliferation Regimes” by @bwiedwards et al.
Meeting the Challenges of Chemical and Biological Weapons: Strengthening the Chemical and Biological Disarmament and Non-proliferation Regimes
In this report, we identify some of the key technical and political challenges currently facing the broader Chemical...
To continue to be effective, a new #SciencePolicyForum argues that the Chemical Weapons Convention and its implementing body must adapt to the future chemical weapons threat, shifting focus from disarmament to preventing reemergence. https://fcld.ly/gmmn05g
@blumscientific @StimsonCenter For more details, see "Supporting the fight against the proliferation of chemical weapons through cheminformatics" by @s_costanzi @CharlotteSlavi1 Joyce Abides Mary Vecellio @RichardCupitt and me in Pure and Applied Chemistry
Supporting the fight against the proliferation of chemical weapons through cheminformatics
International frameworks have been put in place to foster chemical weapons nonproliferation and disarmament. These frame...
"While research has shown success in detecting chemical and biological warfare agents in the environment, these sample collection methodologies still require humans to enter the potentially contaminated area."
Insects as Chemical Sensors: Detection of Chemical Warfare Agent Simulants and Hydrolysis Products in the Blow Fly Using LC-MS/MS https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.est.1c07381#.YmF5zr_eNLU.twitter
A key quote: "Various laboratory-focused tools and methodologies for completing a safety risk assessment have been published, yet few similar resources to address chemical security exist."
Members of the CWC Coalition, and other interested parties, have produced a statement on Ukraine and the Threat of Chemical Weapons.
Read statement here ➡️ https://www.cwccoalition.org/joint-statement/
Claims of chemical weapons use in Ukraine raise question of ‘what if?’ via @torontostar
Claims of chemical weapons use in Ukraine raise question of ‘what if?’
Under an international treaty, countries are not allowed to keep — let alone use — this class of weapons.
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