Schule ABC-Abwehr und Gesetzliche Schutzaufgaben (SABCAbw/GSchAufg) / CBRN Defence, Safety and Environmental Protection School (CDSEP)

2. Where is it located (include both address and geographical location)?

Muehlenweg 12, 87527 Sonthofen/Allgaeu, Germany

47°31’ N, 10°17’ E

3. Floor area of laboratory areas by containment level
BL 2 , 270.00 SqM
Total laboratory floor area (SqM)

4. The organizational structure of each facility

(viii) Briefly describe the publication policy of the facility

Results will be published primarily in reports to the Federal Office of Equipment, IT and In-Service Support and to the German Ministry of Defence and will be presented in scientific meetings

(ix) Provide a list of publicly-available papers and reports resulting from the work published during the previous 12 months. (To include authors, titles and full references)


5. Briefly describe the biological defence work carried out at the facility, including type(s) of micro-organisms(9) and/or toxins studied, as well as outdoor studies of biological aerosols.

a. Conceptual development of biological defense in the Bundeswehr
b. Initiation of and participation in the development of biological defense material and
equipment; drafting of operational requirements
c. Review and establishment of detection methods for pathogens and toxins suitable for military use
d. Development of identification methods for the detection of low molecular toxins
e. Training of NBC defense personnel (theory and practice) including familiarization with the handling of vectors, microorganisms and toxins
f. Training support for non-military government authorities
g. Training support for military personnel of other states
h. Initiation and expert monitoring of studies in the field of biological defense
i. Drafting of joint publications for biological defense

The current program covers RG I and II organisms, inactivated material of pathogens RG III and IV, insects and ticks, as well as high and low-molecular toxins. No work has been done with active viruses.

No outdoor studies of biological aerosols have been conducted.

(9) Including viruses and prions.