31st AVT Panel Business Meeting Week, Spring 2013, Karlstad, Sweden
The AVT Panel held its Spring Panel Business Meeting Week (PBW) from 13th to 17th of May 2013 in Karlstad, Sweden. More than 250 engineers, scientists, industry and government representatives from 19 out of 28 NATO Nations, plus three Partner Nations, attended the 2013 Spring Panel Business Week (PBW) of the Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel.
SCI Panel to pursue space activities
The SCI Panel held its SCI-238 Specialist Meeting “A NATO Day without Space” at the NATO School, from 25 to 28 March.
The activity, co-chaired by Ms. Carolyn Wilcox, CAN, and Dr. Don Lewis, USA, has been organised and run by a planning committee including representatives from ITA; NOR; FRA; NLD; GBR and Australia. The SM boasted the participation of more than 20 space experts from various NATO countries and Australia.
HFM-235 Technical Course on Aeromedical Risk Assessment
Aviation is inherently risky, a point recognized since the myth of Daedalus and Icarus. The demands of modern aviation place increasing psychophysical stresses on the human, who is adapted for terrestrial life and suffering from natural disease and age-related degeneration, yet operates at the limits of human tolerance in the third dimension.
COMEDS Chair visits the CSO and the HFM Panel
On 22 January 2013 the new chair of the Committee of the Medical Directors (COMEDS), LtGen Gerard Nedellec (FRA) and the COMEDS Liaison Officer, Col Edouard Halbert, visited the CSO in Paris.
The NATO Modelling and Simulation Master Plan
The NATO Modelling and Simulation Group (NMSG) of the Science and Technology Organization (STO) has been designated by the North Atlantic Council (NAC) to supervise the implementation of the NATO Modelling and Simulation Master Plan (NMSMP) and also to propose updates as needed.
IST Symposium on Information Assurance and Cyber Defence
On the 24th of September Dr. Guy VEZINA (IST Panel Chair) opened the IST Symposium on Information Assurance and Cyber Defence which took place in Koblenz (Germany), 24th and 25th September 2012.
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Lecture Series on "Munitions Health Management " (AVT-228 - 18/06/2013 to 19/06/2013 - Luxembourg)
Lecture Series on "Munitions Health Management " (AVT-228 - 18/09/2013 to 19/09/2013 - United States)
Lecture Series on "Munitions Health Management " (AVT-228 - 20/06/2013 to 21/06/2013 - United Kingdom)
Subscription for the NATO Simulation Resource Library (NSRL) Prototype (MSG-NSRL - 01/01/2013 to 30/12/2013 - France)
Specialists Meeting on "Compressed Sensing for Radar/SAR " (SET-192 - 16/09/2013 to 16/09/2013 - Germany)
Lecture Series on "RADAR Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) and Non-Cooperative Target Recognition (NCTR)" (SET-172 - 16/09/2013 to 17/09/2013 - Estonia)
Lecture Series on "RADAR Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) and Non-Cooperative Target Recognition (NCTR)" (SET-172 - 19/09/2013 to 20/09/2013 - Italy)
Lecture Series on "Navigation Sensors and Systems in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Denied Environments " (SET-197 - 21/10/2013 to 22/10/2013 - Belgium)
Lecture Series on "Navigation Sensors and Systems in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Denied Environments " (SET-197 - 24/10/2013 to 25/10/2013 - Portugal)
Lecture Series on "RADAR Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) and Non-Cooperative Target Recognition (NCTR)" (SET-172 - 27/05/2013 to 28/05/2013 - Belgium)
Lecture Series on "Navigation Sensors and Systems in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Denied Environments " (SET-197 - 28/10/2013 to 29/10/2013 - Italy)
Lecture Series on "RADAR Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) and Non-Cooperative Target Recognition (NCTR)" (SET-172 - 30/05/2013 to 31/05/2013 - Turkey)
Lecture Series on "Navigation Sensors and Systems in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Denied Environments " (SET-197 - 31/10/2013 to 01/11/2013 - Turkey)
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Symposium on "Effective Inter-agency Interactions and Governance in Comprehensive Approaches to Operations " (HFM-236 - 07/04/2014 to 09/04/2014 - Sweden)
Symposium on "Visual Analytics " (IST-116 - 28/10/2013 to 29/10/2013 - United Kingdom)
Visualization for Analysis (IST-117 - 30/10/2013 to 31/10/2013 - United Kingdom)
Symposium on " M&S Support to Transitioning Forces and Emerged/Emerging Disruptive M&S Technologies" (MSG-111 - 17/10/2013 to 18/10/2013 - Australia)
- 21 May. 2013 - Opinion formers from Montenegro visit NATO
Representatives of Montenegrin civil society visited NATO Headquarters in Brussels and Allied Command Operations in Mons, Belgium, on 14 and 15 May. The visit provided an opportunity to discuss NATO’s current agenda and its relations with Montenegro, which is a candidate for NATO membership.
- 17 May. 2013 - NATO Secretary General addresses NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Luxembourg
The NATO-led mission in Afghanistan was a main point of discussion during the joint meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and the North Atlantic Council at the Assembly’s spring session, attended by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday (17 May 2013) in Luxembourg. ''In 2001, Afghanistan was used as a launching pad by international terrorists to devastating effect. That launching pad is no more and the threat to our nations has been reduced. So we have made real and tangible progress,'' the Secretary General said.
- 16 May. 2013 - North Atlantic Council to attend NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Luxembourg
The North Atlantic Council will hold a joint meeting with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Luxembourg on 17 May 2013. On that occasion the Secretary General will deliver a keynote speech entitled ''Afghanistan : Worth the Cost''.
- 15 May. 2013 - NATO Chiefs of Defence discuss Afghanistan, Partnerships and Transformation
Brussels – NATO Chiefs of Defence reaffirmed their commitment to support the ISAF Commander over the next 19 months, which will be crucial in determining the outcome of the mission. The Military Committee also discussed opportunities to deepen military-to-military cooperation with NATO Partners. Delving into transformation, they expressed support for ongoing and future initiatives, particularly Smart Defence and the Connected Forces, to achieve best value for money while building on lessons learned from operations.
- 15 May. 2013 - The NATO Defense College in Brazil - 8 May: Europe Day Conference ''A Secure Europe in a Multipolar World''
The European Security Strategy is the document in which the European Union clarifies its security strategy, aimed at achieving a secure Europe in a better world, identifying the threats facing the Union, defining its strategic objectives and setting out the political implications for Europe. The European Security Strategy was drawn up in 2003 under the authority of the EU's High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana, and adopted by the European Council in Brussels on 12 and 13 December 2003.
- 15 May. 2013 - Defence Ministers' Meetings
- 14 May. 2013 - Visit to NATO by the Minister of Defence of Albania
The Minister of Defence of Albania, Mr. Arben Imami, will visit NATO Headquarters on Wednesday, 15 May 2013. He will meet with NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen and will address the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council.
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