SCI-275 RWS Maritime Situational Awareness Enabled by Space-Based Systems

SCI-275 RWS Maritime Situational Awareness Enabled by Space-Based Systems The SCI-275 Maritime Situational Awareness Enabled by Space-Based Systems Workshop was held 24-26 February 2015 at the NATO Science and Technology Organization Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (STO-CMRE) in La Spezia, Italy. The workshop was co-chaired by Dr. Paris Vachon of the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and Ms. Karna Bryan of the STO-CMRE.  The workshop featured participants from academia, industry and goverment. The workshop brought together researchers to exchange information on both currently available and future space-based capabilities to support Maritime Situational Awareness (MSA).

SET-179 Dynamic Waveform Diversity and Design

SET-179 “Dynamic Waveform Diversity and Design”

The recently completed NATO SET-179 RTG involved participation by eight countries to investigate new capabilities that could be achieved through the new design freedoms enabled by Waveform Diversity (WD), a rather broad term that encompassess waveform optimization, multi-dimensional coupling paradigms such as MIMO sensing, waveform-related adaptivity on transmit and receive, and bio-mimetic waveform attributes. Under this aegis, multiple topics were explored by the participants, with particular emphases on physically realizable radar emissions and the practical implications of WD so as ultimately to realize the experimental demonstration of several altogether new sensing strategies.

SAS-110's Research Task Group on Irregular Warfare and Operations Assessment met for the first time at the Collaboration Support Office in Paris

SAS-110’s Research Task Group on “Irregular Warfare and Operations Assessment” met for the first time at the Collaboration Support Office in Paris, FranceFrom 9 March to 11 March, SAS-110’s Research Task Group on “Irregular Warfare and Operations Assessment” met for the first time at the Collaboration Support Office in Paris, France.  The team included national representatives from the United States, Norway, Sweden and Germany.

Announcement of the SAS-112 Research Task Group Meeting on Comparative Analysis of Private-Public Partnership (PPP) in the Management of Military-Industry Activities

Announcement ofFrom 30 March to 1 April, SAS-112’s Research Task Group on, “Comparative Analysis of Private-Public Partnership (PPP) in the Management of Military-Industry Activities” will meet for the first time at the Collaboration Support Office in Paris, France.  This group will perform a comparative, qualitative study that may be the basis for establishing a framework defining the nature and utility of PPPs for adoption within NATO and NATO nations.

NATO STO's Modelling and Simulation Group at ITEC 2015

NATO STO’s Modelling and Simulation Group at ITEC 2015The NATO Modelling and Simulation Group (NMSG) will be present at the upcoming International Training and Education Conference (ITEC 2015) and exhibition to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, between 28th  and 30th of April 2015. A permanent NATO stand will be open on the exhibition floor while NMSG experts will present papers in the conference sessions.

Announcement of the second meeting of IST-ET-091 on Electromagnetic Environment Situational Awareness for NATO - 15 April 2015 in France

Announcement of the second meeting of IST-ET-091 on Electromagnetic Environment Situational Awareness for NATO - 15 April 2015 in FranceThe Electromagnetic Environment Situational Awareness under the name of Radio Environmental Map (REM) has recently attracted a lot of attention in the wireless communications research community. The REM can be viewed as rich hierarchical databases containing various types of static and dynamic radio environment information e.g. sensing information from Radios or EW sensors, raw spectrum measurements, terrain models, building plans, fixed transmitters, statistical propagation models, estimations of located transmitters and their configurations, estimations of radio propagation models etc.

PRONGHORN 2014 (SET-190/RTG106) - A Major Achievement for Thermal Infrared Hyperspectral Sensing within NATO

PRONGHORN 2014 (SET-190/RTG106) - A Major Achievement for Thermal Infrared Hyperspectral Sensing within NATO During the past 10 years, several NATO countries active in longwave infrared hyperspectral sensing expressed interest in conducting a joint data collection campaign. This effort would allow for sharing of experimental know-how, gathering of ground-based and airborne data, understanding of sensor performance and comparison of exploitation techniques on specific scenarios relevant to NATO, such as chemical spills, gas releases, C-IED. The SET-190/RTG 106 was created to achieve this ambitious goal, which was successfully completed in August 2014 at DRDC Suffield.

System Analysis and Studies Panel Exploratory Team (ET) meeting on Energy and Security

SAS.ET.CX on Energy and SecurityFrom 5-6 February, the System Analysis and Studies Panel will hold its first Exploratory Team (ET) meeting on Energy and Security.  This team has drawn considerable interest and already includes participation from BEL, CZE, EST, FRA, POL, SWE, GBR and USA.  The team will leverage several NATO offices including NATO HQ’s Emerging Security Challenges Division, Supreme Allied Command’s Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate and the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence.

SAS-113 Future Defence Budget Constraints: Challenges and Opportunities

SAS-113 Future Defence Budget Constraints: Challenges and OpportunitiesFrom 29-30 January, the System Analysis and Studies Panel’s SAS-113 Technical Team on Future Defence Budget Constraints: Challenges and Opportunities will hold its first meeting in Rome, Italy. This meeting will mark the beginning of the team’s one-year study to identify the impacts of budget constraints on member nations and the threats they pose to NATO capability development.

Emerging Technological Advances in Tactical Casualty Care

Meeting Announcement of HFM-249 SYMPOSIUM on “Emerging Technological Advances in Tactical Casualty Care”, Warsaw, Poland on  20 – 22 April 2015 Meeting Announcement of HFM-249 SYMPOSIUM on “Emerging Technological Advances in Tactical Casualty Care”, Warsaw, Poland on  20 – 22 April 2015

This three-day symposium will explore the NATO-mandated tenet of providing high-quality medical care to deployed military personnel in all arenas across the globe. The NATO leadership has indeed mandated, and our populaces expect, that to the maximum extent possible, the medical care provided to our deployed military personnel will be of the same standard as they could receive in their home countries.

Continuous Planning Process and Decision Support

Meeting Announcement of IST-ET-084 on Continuous Planning Process and Decision Support - 17-18 February 2015 in FranceThe objective of IST-ET-084 (ET stands for Exploratory Team) is to define the most appropriate STO activity to be launched in 2016 to examine the status of NATO’s ability to carry out dynamic planning and execution (this should consider both centrally provided capability as well as that of participating nations); identify capability gaps; explore available, and needed technologies as well as procedures; and, identify suitable intervention options.

New NMSG Transatlantic Live Demonstration at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2014

New NMSG Transatlantic Live Demonstration at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2014Approximately 14,000 visitors, exhibitors and delegates met during first week of December at the annual worldIs largest Modelling, Simulation and Training Conference (I/ITSEC) held in Orlando Florida. NATO STO’s Modelling and Simulation Group (NMSG) was one of the 400+ exhibitors presenting its activities to the wider M&S community.

SCI-278 Specialists Meeting on Electronic Warfare on New Radar Threats

SCI-278 Specialists’ Meeting on “Electronic Warfare on New Radar Threats” The SCI-278 Specialists’ Meeting on “Electronic Warfare on New Radar Threats” was held at the Julius-Leber-Kaserne in Berlin, Germany from 1-2 December 2014. Ten different NATO nations were represented during the two day meeting to include Canada, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom.

SCI-224 RTG EO and IR-Countermeasures against Anti-Ship Missiles

SCI-224 RTG EO and IR-Countermeasures against Anti-Ship Missiles conducted their fall meeting at the Collaboration Support Office (CSO) facilities in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, on December 9-11 2014.SCI-224 RTG EO and IR-Countermeasures against Anti-Ship Missiles conducted their fall meeting at the Collaboration Support Office (CSO) facilities in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, on December 9-11 2014.   This latest gathering is SCI 224’s sixth meeting and focused on modeling countermeasures against anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCM).

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Lecture Series on "Structural Health Monitoring of Military Vehicles" (AVT-220 - 13/07/2015 to 14/07/2015 - Canada)

Lecture Series on "Development of Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of Severely Burnt Patients " (HFM-246 - 20/05/2015 to 21/05/2015 - United States)

Lecture Series on "Horizon Scanning and Strategic Futures Analysis " (IST-135 - 01/06/2015 to 02/06/2015 - Turkey)

Symposium on "Information Fusion (Hard and Soft) for ISR" (IST-SET-126 - 04/05/2015 to 05/05/2015 - United States)

Lecture Series on "Horizon Scanning and Strategic Futures Analysis " (IST-135 - 04/06/2015 to 05/06/2015 - Netherlands)

IST 35th Panel Business Meeting  (IST-35PBM - 06/05/2015 to 08/05/2015 - United States)

Lecture Series on "Horizon Scanning and Strategic Futures Analysis " (IST-135 - 08/06/2015 to 09/06/2015 - United Kingdom)

Specialists Meeting on "Defence Implications of Cloud Computing at Tactical Edge " (IST-125 - 11/06/2015 to 12/06/2015 - Turkey)

Lecture Series on "Horizon Scanning and Strategic Futures Analysis " (IST-135 - 11/06/2015 to 12/06/2015 - Canada)

Cyber Attack Detection, Forensics and Attribution for Assessment of Mission Impact  (IST-128 - 15/06/2015 to 17/06/2015 - Turkey)

Subscription for the NATO Simulation Resource Library (NSRL) Prototype (MSG-NSRL - 01/11/2014 to 30/06/2015 - France)

NMSG 35th Business Meeting - Spring 2015 (MSG-35THBM - 25/05/2015 to 29/05/2015 - Estonia)

Lecture Series on "Systems of Systems Engineering for NATO Defence Applications " (SCI-276 - 08/06/2015 to 09/06/2015 - Germany)

SCI-35th PBM, Ottawa, Canada, 11-15 May 2015. (SCI-35TH-PBM - 11/05/2015 to 15/05/2015 - Canada)

Lecture Series on "Systems of Systems Engineering for NATO Defence Applications " (SCI-276 - 11/06/2015 to 12/06/2015 - Bulgaria)

Symposium on "Flight Testing of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)" (SCI-269 - 12/05/2015 to 13/05/2015 - Canada)

35th Panel Business Meeting (SET-35TH PBM - 06/05/2015 to 08/05/2015 - United States)

Lecture Series on "Active Passive Electro-optic/Infrared (EO/IR) Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) " (SET-221 - 11/06/2015 to 12/06/2015 - United States)

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Symposium on "Advances in Health Informatics: Optimizing Health Protection and Care " (HFM-254 - 12/10/2015 to 14/10/2015 - France)

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NATO News

  • 25 Apr. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Ships Complete Participation in Exercise Joint Warrior
    LIVERPOOL, UK – Three of NATO’s Standing Naval Forces have completed their participation in the UK-led Exercise JOINT WARRIOR 15-1: Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Groups ONE and TWO (SNMCMG1/2), following nearly two weeks of intense multi-national training. NATO’s three SNFs joined more than 40 additional warships and submarines and 70 aircraft. In total, around 13,000 personnel participated in the exercise.
  • 24 Apr. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - NATO and New Zealand take stock of long standing partnership
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed New Zealand's Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee to NATO headquarters on Friday (24 April 2015) for talks on the state of the partnership between the Alliance and New Zealand.
  • 24 Apr. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - NATO welcomes deepened cooperation with Australia
    Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to NATO headquarters on Friday (24 April 2015) for talks on issues of mutual interest, and on strengthening the NATO-Australia relationship. Calling Australia a natural partner for the Alliance, the Secretary General underscored that the current security environment has increased the need for increased dialogue and cooperation.
  • 24 Apr. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - NATO Deputy Secretary General to attend the Lennart Meri Conference in Estonia
    The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow will attend the Lennart Meri Conference in Tallin on Saturday 25 April 2015 where he will deliver a keynote speech.
  • 24 Apr. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - NATO-Ukraine agreement paves the way for further technical cooperation
    On 24 April 2015, the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency and Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), which will facilitate the implementation of the NATO-Ukraine Trust Fund on Consultation, Command, Control and Communication (C4). When ratified by the Ukrainian legislature, the agreement will also allow for the further development of technical cooperation between the NCIA and the Government of Ukraine in the future.
  • 24 Apr. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - Men in black – NATO’s cybermen
    There are six men. All dressed in black like the ones in the famous movie. They have black cases too but they are not using their technology to erase your memory. Their name: NATO Rapid Reaction Team, or RRT. Their aim: to provide assistance to NATO nations or facilities suffering a cyber attack.
  • 24 Apr. 2015 12:00:00 GMT - “Women key to peace and security in Afghanistan” NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security said in Kabul
    Peace and security cannot be sustained without the full participation of women in all aspects of society, including the provision of security, Marriët Schuurman, NATO’s Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security stressed as she completed a 3-day visit in Afghanistan. “NATO will continue to support Afghanistan to safeguard an enabling environment for women to fully contribute to building a safer society”.
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