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Web Linkhttp://www.natoschool.nato.int/Academics/Resident-Courses/Course-Catalogue/Course-description?ID=80
Last Date Updated13/Nov/2020 6:20
Training InstitutionNATO - School Oberammergau (NSO)
DisciplineWeapons of Mass Destruction / CBRN Defence (WMD)
AreaWeapons of Mass Destruction (MD)
Depth of knowledge Level300 - Advance
NATO Course CertificationNATO Approved

Course CodeWMD-MD-31383
ETF Course CodeN3-80
Course TitleHazard Prediction and Assessment Capability (HPAC) Course
Delivery MethodResidential
Course DescriptionTo prepare students to apply HPAC automated prediction source modules in order to produce outputs of CBRN incidents for consequence assessment.
Course NotesFor further information (e.g. list of eligibility requirements) please refer to the full course description via the above given web link.

Learning Objectives1. HPAC Concepts: Given references on HPAC software, describe the capabilities and limitations of the program in accordance with the operator’s manual to include: 1- types of hazards that can be modelled; 2 – difference between HPAC and other dispersion modelling tools; 3- hardware/software requirements and performance issues; 4- how HPAC addresses the uncertainties of environmental and hazard description. 2. Source Term Functionality: Given references on HPAC software, apply source term functions through the proper assessment of the amount, rate, form, and physical configuration of hazardous material releases in accordance with the operator’s manual. Selecting proper source term functionality in HPAC includes: 1- explain what hazards each incident module handles and the required nominal inputs; and 2- illustrate ways to modify default project characteristics and the impact on performance. 3. Application Editors: Given references on HPAC software, demonstrate application process for hazard assessment of the nine HPAC incident editors (Chem/Bio Weapon, Nuclear Weapon, Radiological Weapon, Chem/Bio Facility, Industrial Facility, Nuclear Facility, Industrial Transportation, Nuclear Weapon Incident, and Analytical Module) in accordance with the operator’s manual. 4. HPAC Calculation Results: Given references on HPAC software, interpret HPAC modelling calculation results while considering environmental factors (weather, wind speed/direction, terrain), hazard area concentration predictions, casualty estimates, and software limitations in accordance with the operator’s manual.
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Structure of the CourseResident (1 wk)

Active CourseYes
Course Active from01/Jan/2011
Course Deactivated on31/Dec/2025
Course Duration (in days)5.0

Security ClearanceNU: NATO UNCLASSIFIED
Training AudienceN: NATO Nations Only
ePrime Reference NumberACT.439

Tuition Fee per Student (Euro)450.00
Fees for Accommodation and Meals (Euro)0.00

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