37th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week, Spring 2016, Tallinn, Republic of Estonia

Opening Ceremony of the 37th Spring AVT Panel Meeting 2016; Republic of Estonia’s Minister of Defense during his speech.The Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel held its Fall Panel Business Week (PBW) from 25th to 29th of April 2016 in Tallinn, Republic of Estonia. With more than 440 engineers, scientists, industry and government representatives from 23 out of 28 NATO Nations, plus Australia, Finland, Japan, South Africa, Sweden and  Switzerland, attending the Spring PBW this was one of the biggest AVT Meeting Week of its kind.

2016 STO Scientific Achievement Award and Von Karman Medal

AVT-212 “Application of Integrated Munitions Health Management (IMHM): Demonstrating Methodologies for Implementation”During the Executive Session of the Science and Technology Board meeting held at NATO HQ, Brussels on 23-24 March 2016, the following teams were granted the 2016 STO Scientific Achievement Award. AVT-212, HFM-186, MSG-106, SAS-099, SCI-250, and SET-170. The Executive Session was also the opportunity for the Board to award the 2016 Von Karman Medal, a selection of excellence within excellence. After a difficult selection, the Science and Technology Board decided to award the Von Karman Medal to Mr Daniel Chaumette (France).

STO System Analysis and Studies Panel 37th Panel Business Meeting

The STO System Analysis and Studies Panel held their 37th Panel Business Meeting in Tallinn, Estonia from 11-14 April 2016.The STO System Analysis and Studies Panel held their 37th Panel Business Meeting in Tallinn, Estonia from 11-14 April 2016.  Panel Representatives from 22 Nations as well as members from the Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation, Allied Command Transformation, the NATO Communications and Information Agencies and the Office of the Chief Scientist joined together.

IST-141 RTG-066 Exploratory Visual Analytics

IST-141 RTG-066 “Exploratory Visual Analytics”The Kick-off Meeting on “Exploratory Visual Analytics” will be held in Neuilly sur Seine, France, 26 – 28 April 2016.

Visual Analytics is the science of analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces. The objective of the IST-141 Task Group is to investigate and foster collaboration in knowledge extraction and data understanding to provide timely situational awareness for effective decision making.

Mr Alan Shaffer, CSO Director, presented a briefing on Emerging Technologies in a Future/Hybrid Warfare Context

Mr Alan Shaffer, CSO Director, presented a briefing on “Emerging Technologies in a Future/Hybrid Warfare Context”Mr Alan Shaffer, CSO Director, presented a briefing on “Emerging Technologies in a Future/Hybrid Warfare Context” at the “International Conference on Military and Security Studies (ICMSS)” organized by the Turkish Army War College in Istanbul, Turkey on 15-16 March. The Keynote Address was given by The Rt Hon Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, 10th NATO Secretary General.

Kick-off meeting for SAS-119 Research Task Group on Energy and Defence: Reducing Dependencies & Vulnerabilities Enhancing Efficiency

Energy and Defence: Reducing Dependencies & Vulnerabilities – Enhancing EfficiencySAS-119, “Energy and Defence: Reducing Dependencies & Vulnerabilities – Enhancing Efficiency” conducted their first meeting in Neuilly-sur-Seine at the Collaboration Support Office (CSO) on 24-26 February 2016.  Members from USA, GBR, CZE and ITA along with representatives from ACT and the NATO COE for Energy Security joined together to look at making NATO more energy efficient and reducing their dependency on fossil fuels.

MSG-145 Operationalization of Standardized C2-Simulation Interoperability - kick-of meeting hosted by French MoD in Arcueil

Operationalization of Standardized C2-Simulation InteroperabilityThe MSG-145 Task Group on “Operationalization of Standardized C2-Simulation Interoperability” has been established to address these challenges under the co-chairmanship of France and United Kingdom. Hosted by the French MoD’s Direction générale de lIarmement, the representatives from seven participating nations met for the first time between 9 and 11 of March 2016 in Arcueil, FRA. In addition remote participants from both sides of the Atlantic joined the meeting via a videoconference facility.

The SCI-272 Flight Test Technical Team (FT3) met at the NATO Collaboration Support Office in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Minutes of the Flight Test Instrumentation first meeting in 1968From 15-16 March 2016, the SCI-272 Flight Test Technical Team (FT3) met at the NATO Collaboration Support Office in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.  FT3 is possibly the longest running effort within the CSO programe of work.  In fact, FT3 can trace its origins to its first meeting on 15 November 1968.  In addition, Mr Patrick Stoliker, the current Chairperson for FT3, is following in the footsteps of his father, Fred Stiliker who was Chairperson of FT3 from 1974-1980.

Battlefield Acoustic Sensing, Multi-modal Sensing & Networked Sensing for ISR Application [SET-189]

Battlefield Acoustic Sensing, Multi-modal Sensing & Networked Sensing for ISR Application [SET-189]SET-189 recently collaborated during an acoustic threat detection field experiment sponsored by the Serbian Military Technical Institute (MTI) and Ministry of Defence (MOD), September 16-18, 2015. The collaboration was conducted under the auspices of the SET-189 research group. MTI and MOD provided access to Nikinci test range, Soldiers, various foreign sniper weapons and 120mm HE mortar rounds.

Application of light-weight materials for ballistic protection (AVT/BGR-GBR/15-01)

Application of light-weight materials for ballistic protectionA joint study between scientists from Bulgaria and the UK, in which techniques for assessing lightweight materials for personal protection are examined, has just enriched the CSO project portfolio. It will use analytical capabilities in Edinburgh and testing capabilities in Sofia to provide improved understanding and materials to protect active servicemen.

Kick-off meeting HFM-262 Research Task Group Health Risk Assessment for Chemical Exposures of Military Interest

Health Risk Assessment for Chemical Exposures of Military InterestHealth Risk Assessment for Chemical Exposures of Military InterestHFM-262, “Health Risk Assessment for Chemical Exposures of Military Interest” conducted their first meeting in Neuilly-sur-Seine at the Collaboration Support Office (CSO) on 15-17 February 2016.

Five different nations from France, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United States are formally appointed. During the three-days meeting, this RTG were focused on assessing the Program of Work and determining expectations for future progress.

1-3 March 2016: Spring 2016 STO Plans & Programmes Event at the CSO in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

1-3 March 2016: Spring 2016 STO Plans & Programmes Event at the CSO in Neuilly-sur-Seine, FranceFrom 1 to 3March, the NATO STO Collaboration Support Office (CSO) hosted the 2nd Science & Technology Organization Plans & Programmes Event. 96 people attended that event.

22 out of 26 NATO Nations were represented and we were delighted to welcome, for the first time at such an event, representatives from two of the three Enhanced Opportunity Partners’ (EOP) Nations, i.e. Finland and Sweden.

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Lecture Series on "Structural Health Monitoring of Military Vehicles" (AVT-220 - 03/07/2016 to 04/07/2016 - Bilbao, Spain)

Lecture Series on "Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Post Concussive Symptoms in a Deployed Setting " (HFM-240 - 08/09/2016 to 09/09/2016 - Memphis, TN, United States)

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