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Science workshop focuses on port and harbour security

An SPS funded workshop held in Opatija, Croatia, on 8-12 December addressed the challenge of better dovetailing human behaviour and technological systems with view to enhancing maritime domain awareness in harbour and port security.
Mélange disposal project to start in Uzbekistan
On 28 November 2008, the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) and the Republic of Uzbekistan officially signed an agreement to carry out a Science for Peace and Security project aimed at the destruction of mélange in Uzbekistan.
NATO project develops environmentally friendly methods for CWA decontamination
Using the results of a Science for Peace and Security project, a team from the NBC Defence and Ecology Research Centre of the Romanian Ministry of Defence recently demonstrated two new techniques for decontamination of chemical warfare agents (CWA) quickly and safely, using photocatalysts as a powder and as an aqueous suspension.
The origins of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme date to 1956, when a report by Foreign Ministers Halvard Lange of Norway, Gaetano Martino of Italy and Lester B. Pearson of Canada emphasized the importance of political, economic and scientific consultation for Allied security.
SPS Programme displays new technology and innovation at R&T Day
The NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme participated in the first Research and Technology (R&T) Day, organised by the NATO Research and Technology Organisation on 21-23 October, at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.
Former NATO Science grantee shares 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Dr. Roger Y. Tsien of the University of California–San Diego (USA), a former grantee of the NATO science programme, was one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2008 “for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP”.
Science cooperation supports fight against terrorism
A Science for Peace and Security-sponsored training course on the “Use of force in Countering Terrorism” is taking place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from 8 to 12 September 2008.
Building terrorism-resistant communities: a NATO Advanced Research Workshop
The role of the community in securing a safer environment in response to terrorist actions was the main focus of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) that took place in Washington D.C. on 26-27 September 2008.
NATO Science for Peace Project clears radioactive waste in Kyrgyzstan
In June 2008 a NATO Science for Peace (SfP) project helped with the collection and removal of around 100 kg of radioactive waste from the Minkush settlement in Kyrgyzstan.
NATO workshop addresses maritime piracy threats
New threats of piracy and concerns about potential maritime terrorist require increased collaborative efforts, according to a group of international experts at a workshop sponsored by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) programme on 19-22 May 2008 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Explosives detection and lightweight armour: update on two NATO Science for Peace projects
Eight members of the North Atlantic Council, NATO’s principal decision-making body, visited the Institute for Single Crystals at the National Academy of Science in Kharkiv, Ukraine on 17 June 2008 to find out more about two NATO Science for Peace projects underway there.
NATO completes rocket fuel destruction project in Azerbaijan
The NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme celebrated today in the capital city of Baku the destruction of all remaining stocks of melange rocket fuel in Azerbaijan.
Exploring the link between food and security: a NATO SPS pilot study
Can we take access to safe and affordable food for granted? In today's current climate the answer must surely be no. Professors Cirakoglu and Alpas from the Marmara University School of Medicine in Istanbul talk to NATO about the implications on security, the prediction for the future and possible solutions.
SPS contributing to defence against terrorism
A short film that explains the role of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme in the fight against terrorism and highlights a Science for Peace project for the detection of dirty bombs.
Hello Kabul, this is Bucharest calling!
A new video teleconferencing (VTC) facility, made possible via the NATO Virtual Silk Highway project, connected students at the Young Atlanticist Summit in Bucharest on 2 and 3 April with their counterparts in Kabul University. The students participated in a question and answer session with the NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, and they also exchanged views and opinions with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the American First Lady Laura Bush.
NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme organizes high-level Forum on environmental security
The second NATO Science Forum on Environmental Security will take place on 12 March 2008 at NATO HQ in Brussels.

The Forum will bring together around 20 key speakers and environmental security experts from NATO member, Partner and Mediterranean Dialogue countries to discuss the linkages between the environment and security and examine current initiatives underway to help resolve problems and mitigate conflict.