Looking forward and staying ahead
In the foreword to his 2013 Annual Report, the NATO Secretary General states it is necessary that NATO maintains the momentum of its transformation to meet the demands of a fastmoving security environment.
This is the foundation upon which the NATO Science and Technology (S&T) community, and the Science and Technology Organization (STO) in particular, undertake their activities; that is, to support NATO and the Nations to adapt and respond to unexpected and unforeseen challenges in a timely manner.
NATO S&T is the vector to deliver both strategic awareness of future challenges and the innovation that NATO and Nations need for looking forward and staying ahead. The year 2013 was the first full year of work for NATO’s STO, teaming up the Collaborative S&T network and its support structure, NATO’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), and the newly established Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) in the NATO Headquarters (HQ). It was a productive year; the STO successfully met its 2013 transformation objectives, while continuing to deliver a Programme of Work (PoW) with increasing impact. The Nations tasked us to deliver a NATO-wide approach to S&T. In 2013, important milestones were met involving all NATO S&T stakeholders: the North Atlantic Council (NAC) approved the NATO S&T Strategy, stakeholder strategy implementation plans, and increased S&T programme co-ordination.
Our Collaborative Programme of Work (CPoW) was vibrant, with the level of activities at an all-time high. We are very pleased that the CPoW achieved recognition with the Nations as the preferred multi-national S&T framework, and that its business model, matching commonly identified needs with participants’ means (“smart defence”), is considered sound and cost-effective.
The CMRE had a successful year as well, delivering a high-quality Maritime S&T PoW. This was the first year it operated under a customer-funded business model, delivering its PoW to the satisfaction of its customers, meeting targets for quality, delivery schedule and cost.
We, Chair and Co-vice Chairs, are pleased to present this 2013 Annual Report. We trust it will provide an appreciation for the results delivered by the STO, a view of leading-edge scientific and technical accomplishments, and that it will encourage further participation in our PoW.
We wish you excellent reading.
Maj. Gen. (BE AF) Albert Husniaux, MSc (Eng.)
Chairman Science & Technology Board and NATO Chief Scientist
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Lecture Series on "Structural Health Monitoring of Military Vehicles" (AVT-220 - 10/11/2014 to 11/11/2014 - Spain)
Specialists Meeting on "Scarcity of Rare Earth Materials for Electrical Power Systems" (AVT-231 - 13/10/2014 to 15/10/2014 - Belgium)
Fall 2014 AVT Panel Meeting Week Registration for AVT Panel Members, Technical Team Members and Invited Guests (AVT-34TH PMW - 13/10/2014 to 17/10/2014 - Belgium)
Continuing Airworthiness of Ageing Aircraft Systems (AVT-222 - 13/10/2014 to 15/10/2014 - Belgium)
Cooperative Demonstrations of Technology (CDT) - Application of Integrated Munition Health Management (IMHM): Developing Methodologies for Implementation (AVT-212 - 15/10/2014 to 16/10/2014 - Belgium)
Cross-Domain Integrated System Health Management Capability (AVT-223 - 16/10/2014 to 17/10/2014 - Belgium)
Specialists Meeting on "Next Generation Greener Energetics and their Management" (AVT-243 - 16/10/2014 to 17/10/2014 - Belgium)
Symposium on "State-of-the-Art in Research on Medical Countermeasures Against Biological Agents" (HFM-239 - 13/10/2014 to 15/10/2014 - Lithuania)
Lecture Series on "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Application in an Operational Military Setting " (HFM-245 - 20/10/2014 to 21/10/2014 - Belgium)
Lecture Series on "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Application in an Operational Military Setting " (HFM-245 - 23/10/2014 to 24/10/2014 - Portugal)
Symposium on "Cyber Security Science and Engineering " (IST-122 - 13/10/2014 to 14/10/2014 - Estonia)
34th IST Panel Business Meeting (IST-34PBM - 15/10/2014 to 17/10/2014 - Estonia)
Subscription for the NATO Simulation Resource Library (NSRL) Prototype (MSG-NSRL - 01/06/2014 to 30/12/2014 - France)
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NMSG 34th Business Meeting - Fall 2014 (MSG-34THBM - 20/10/2014 to 22/10/2014 - United States)
C2 to Simulation Interoperability (C2SIMI) (MSG-138 - 22/10/2014 to 22/10/2014 - United States)
Symposium on "Integrating Modelling & Simulation in the Defence Acquisition Lifecycle and Military Training Curriculum" (MSG-126 - 23/10/2014 to 24/10/2014 - United States)
Lecture Series on "Application of Verification and Validation of Models, Simulations and Data" (MSG-123 - 24/09/2014 to 25/09/2014 - Italy)
Symposium on "8th Operations Research & Analysis Conference " (SAS-ACT - 20/10/2014 to 21/10/2014 - Czech Republic)
SAS Panel Business Meeting, Fall 2014 (SAS-PBM-34 - 22/10/2014 to 24/10/2014 - Czech Republic)
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34th Panel Business Meeting (SET-34TH PBM - 01/10/2014 to 03/10/2014 - Germany)
Lecture Series on "Radar and SAR systems for airborne and space-base Surveillance and Reconnaissance " (SET-191 - 10/11/2014 to 11/11/2014 - Romania)
Lecture Series on "Radar and SAR systems for airborne and space-base Surveillance and Reconnaissance " (SET-191 - 13/11/2014 to 14/11/2014 - France)
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Lecture Series on "Radar and SAR systems for airborne and space-base Surveillance and Reconnaissance " (SET-191 - 20/11/2014 to 21/11/2014 - Canada)
Specialists Meeting on "Novel Infrared Laser Technology for Modern Battelfield Requirements" (SET-210 - 24/07/2014 to 25/07/2014 - United Kingdom)
Specialists Meeting on "Waveform Diversity " (SET-204 - 29/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 - Germany)
2014 STB Symposium on Autonomous Systems (STB-005S - 15/09/2014 to 15/09/2014 - Slovakia)
Fall 2014 STB and Associated Meetings (STB-005 - 15/09/2014 to 19/09/2014 - Slovakia)
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Symposium on "Emerging Technological Advances in Tactical Casualty Care " (HFM-249 - 20/04/2015 to 22/04/2015 - Poland)
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