Enabling Defence Innovation through International S&T Collaboration
The year 2015 has clearly been very challenging for NATO: the security challenges facing the Allies have increased, and are likely to remain significant for many years to come.
Nations have expressed their intent to remain at the cutting-edge of Science and Technology (S&T), in order to continue delivering their military capabilities precisely and decisively.
The Science and Technology Organization (STO) has continued to focus on delivering a superb Programme of Work (PoW) to support the objectives of the Allies, their partners and NATO as a whole.
The Collaborative Programme of Work (CPoW), involving a network of more than 4,400 scientists, engineers and experts, continued its growth, with 227 activities.
The Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) continued to deliver an innovative maritime research and experimentation programme, developing new and cost-effective ways of addressing the operational challenges at sea.
The Science and Technology Board (STB) continued to exercise its governance role of NATO S&T and of the STO. Updated NATO S&T guidance was issued. Co-operation with stakeholders was strengthened, and a wellbalanced PoW was developed. NATO reform objectives were met on target and on time.
Lastly, through the involvement of the NATO Chief Scientist (CS) and his office, NATO S&T advice was delivered and used to inform NATO leadership on topics of high relevance, and to support the development of future capabilities, such as the Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) effort.
As NATO's first CS, I will entrust the STO and NATO S&T into the hands of my successor on 1 October of this year.
I have been inspired by all of the fine professionals with which I have had the privilege to serve in my (almost) two decades of service within the STO and its predecessor, the Research and Technology Organisation (RTO).
I continue to be impressed by the excellence and the dedication of our S&T workforce. I wish you all the best in continuing to support our finest: the military men and women, and civil servants on the ground, in the air, and on the seas who give their utmost to preserve our security.
Maj. Gen. (BE AF) Albert Husniaux, MSc (Eng.)
Chairman, Science & Technology Board and NATO Chief Scientist
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Cooperative Demonstration of Technology on Munitions Related Contamination – Military Live-Fire Range Characterization (AVT-249 - 02/10/2016 to 07/10/2016 - Cranfield University Shrivenham, United Kingdom)
Lecture Series on "Structural Health Monitoring of Military Vehicles" (AVT-220 - 03/07/2016 to 04/07/2016 - Bilbao, Spain)
Specialists Meeting on "Best Practices for Risk Reduction for Overall Space Systems" (AVT-257 - 26/09/2016 to 29/09/2016 - Avila, 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)
Specialists Meeting on "Intelligence & Autonomy (Robotics) " (IST-127 - 25/10/2016 to 27/10/2016 - Bonn, Germany)
Subscription for the NATO Simulation Resource Library (NSRL) Prototype (MSG-NSRL - 10/01/2016 to 30/06/2016 - CSO, France)
NMSG 37th Business Meeting - Spring 2016 (MSG-37THBM - 13/06/2016 to 17/06/2016 - Rome, Italy)
Lecture Series on "Space Domain Awareness Concepts and Approaches to Support NATO Operations " (SCI-292 - 04/07/2016 to 05/07/2016 - Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)
Lecture Series on "Store Separation and Trajectory Prediction " (SCI-277 - 08/06/2016 to 09/06/2016 - Eglin FB, FL, United States)
Lecture Series on "Space Domain Awareness Concepts and Approaches to Support NATO Operations " (SCI-292 - 11/07/2016 to 12/07/2016 - Reston, VA, United States)
Lecture Series on "Space Domain Awareness Concepts and Approaches to Support NATO Operations " (SCI-292 - 27/06/2016 to 28/06/2016 - Ankara, Turkey)
Lecture Series on "Space Domain Awareness Concepts and Approaches to Support NATO Operations " (SCI-292 - 30/06/2016 to 01/07/2016 - Rome, Italy)
Lecture Series on "Lecture Series Radar and SAR Systems for Airborne and Space-Base Surveillance and Reconnaissance " (SET-235 - 03/11/2016 to 04/11/2016 - Warsaw, Poland)
Specialists Meeting on "Swarm centric solution for Intelligent Sensor Networks" (SET-222 - 07/06/2016 to 08/06/2016 - Rome, Italy)
Lecture Series on "Lecture Series Radar and SAR Systems for Airborne and Space-Base Surveillance and Reconnaissance " (SET-235 - 24/10/2016 to 25/10/2016 - Lisbon, Portugal)
Lecture Series on "Lecture Series Radar and SAR Systems for Airborne and Space-Base Surveillance and Reconnaissance " (SET-235 - 27/10/2016 to 28/10/2016 - Istanbul, Turkey)
Lecture Series on "Lecture Series Radar and SAR Systems for Airborne and Space-Base Surveillance and Reconnaissance " (SET-235 - 31/10/2016 to 01/11/2016 - Sofia, Bulgaria)
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Specialists Meeting on "Impact of Volcanic Ash Clouds on Military Operations " (AVT-272 - 01/05/2017 to 31/05/2017 - Lithuania)
Specialists Meeting on "Security Challenges for Multi-domain Autonomous and Unmanned C4ISR Systems (e.g., UxVs, Robotic Systems Security) " (IST-136 - 21/03/2016 to 24/03/2016 - Italy)
Symposium on "Ready for the Predictable, Prepared for the Unexpected - M&S for Collective Defence in Hybrid Environments and Hybrid Conflicts " (MSG-143 - 20/10/2016 to 21/10/2016 - Romania)