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News & Events
2010

NATO sponsors new flood risk monitoring system in Ukraine and Belarus
18 Feb. 2011 - On 18 February 2011, an automatic flood monitoring station sponsored by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme was opened in Ukraine. The new station, located in the Pripyat river basin, represents a first step towards a modern flood monitoring and forecast system to be installed in Ukraine and Belarus with NATO’s support.
Protecting the Gulf of Aqaba - Environmental concerns bring scientists together in NATO-sponsored project
18 Feb. 2011 - With the support of NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, scientists from Jordan, Israel and Turkey are trying to protect the Gulf of Aqaba, one of the top diving destinations in the world. Many environmental problems have no borders, which can be both a challenge and an opportunity.
Experts review environmental security issues
21 Nov. 2010 - On 21 and 22 November, more than 30 environmental security experts gathered in Belgium for a workshop entitled “Environmental Security Assessments: Methodologies and Practices”.
NATO Science Programme helps start world’s first free university
Recording a first in the world of academia, NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Programme has helped to fund and start the world’s first free university.
NATO Science Programme addresses environmental security in the Arctic Ocean
From 13 to 15 October 2010, a NATO-funded workshop is analysing the changing environment of the Arctic Ocean and its potential economic, political and cultural impact both regionally and globally. Taking place at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom, it will bring together more than 80 experts from NATO and partner countries including Russia, and China.
NATO helps integrate human and social dynamics into natural disaster response
Forty-three experts from NATO and Partner countries will meet from 5 to 8 October in Yerevan, Armenia, to discuss ways of forecasting and preventing natural and man-made catastrophes. They will bring a range of theoretical experience in social policies, the sociology of catastrophe, international relations, economics and forecasting to a workshop funded by NATO’s Science for Peace and Security programme. The event supports one of the Alliance’s key priorities – defence and environment.
NATO science programme examines origins, trends and methods of tackling suicide terrorism
To support one of NATO’s key priorities, combating terrorism, an Advanced Research Workshop from 23 to 26 September in Astana, Kazakhstan, will look at suicide terrorism in the theatre of war. Around 35 experts from NATO, Partner and Mediterranean Dialogue countries will examine this form of terrorism at the levels of society, the organization and the individual.
NATO science programme examines dynamic approach to water management
From 6 to 12 September, a NATO-funded Advanced Study Institute at the Azov Center for Watershed Cooperation in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, aims to develop an integrated and interdisciplinary strategy that secures access to and prevents the degradation of freshwater ecosystems.
NATO aims to find ways to predict, recognize and deter maritime piracy
From 20-25 September, 70 experts from NATO, Partner and Mediterranean Dialogue countries will meet at a NATO-funded Advance Study Institute in Hammamet, Tunisia, to examine ways by which a collaborative, human-centric information system can help curb the rise of modern piracy.
NATO science programme identifies new techniques in dealing with effects of terrorism
From 15 to 16 September in Ankara, Turkey, a NATO-funded workshop looked at how music therapy can be used to rehabilitate people who have been affected by acts of terrorism.
NATO science programme aims to secure computer systems and networks
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From 3 to 15 August, participants at the NATO-funded International Summer School Marktoberdorf in Munich, Germany, examined various methods for protecting against unauthorized disclosure, transfer, modification and destruction of information on cyber networks.
NATO seminar enhances treatment of trauma victims
From 14 to 23 July 2010, a NATO science seminar analysed the culturally sensitive treatment of people suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
NATO science workshop examines global climate change and local adaptation
High-level experts at a NATO science workshop in Hella, Iceland, analyzed the growing dynamics of global climate change. This event, which took place from 6 to 10 June 2010, is seen as a crucial step towards developing an integrated multi-criteria, multi-hazard risk-informed decision framework.
Counter-terrorism experts to share knowledge at NATO science training course
From 23 to 27 May 2010, a NATO funded Advanced Training Course in Kabul will aim to teach Afghan military and government officials the latest methods and strategies used in counter-terrorism operations.
NATO science programme trains secure cyber networks architects
Bringing the latest technologies in securing cyber networks to scientists and trainers is the aim of an Advanced Study Institute being held in Genoa, Italy, from 17 to 22 May 2010.
Water management experts share knowledge at NATO science workshop
From 19 to 22 May, high-level experts at a NATO-funded workshop in Lviv, Ukraine, discussed advances in water supply and wastewater treatment as a prerequisite to ensuring public health, a safe and stable society, and higher living standards.
NATO science workshop assesses environmental impact on military operations
From 4 to 6 May, NATO’s Defence and the Environment Experts Group (DEEG) brought together professionals from a range of fields at a workshop in Vienna, Austria, to address environmental risks in military operations.
NATO science workshop addresses environmental security
From 27 to 29 April 2010, an Advanced Research Workshop entitled “Environmental Security and Eco-Terrorism” took place in Moscow, Russia. Forty-three experts from NATO, Partner and Mediterranean Dialogue countries, analyzed the negative impact of human activity on the environment, from both non-malicious activities and what is being termed ‘eco-terrorism’.
NATO science programme seeks food security solutions
From 13 to 15 April 2010, NATO is holding the high-level research workshop “Advances in Food Security and Safety against Terrorist Threats and Natural Disasters” in Cairo, Egypt.
Science workshop looks at how to identify terrorist behaviour
On 19 and 20 March, an advanced research workshop in Milan, Italy, will bring together scientists to identify signs that may help in predicting when young European immigrants turn towards terrorism.
NATO Advanced Research Workshop looks at new exotic materials for civilian and defence use
Virtual Silk Highway - NATO Science Program - Satellite Dish
From 22 to 25 February, some 300 scientists, experts and engineers from 41 countries gathered in Cairo, Egypt, at the conference “META’10” to examine how newly synthesized materials can benefit environmental sensing and information security, both in the civilian and military areas.
Enhancing NATO’s partnerships through cooperation in science
On the occasion of the NATO Defence Ministers meeting in Istanbul on 4 and 5 February 2010, an Information Day on NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme took place on 4 February at the Suleyman Demirel Cultural Centre, Istanbul Technical University.
Environmental Future Outlooks and their military implications
Germany and the Netherlands will organize a workshop on “Environmental future outlooks and their military implications” at the NBC School of the German Armed Forces in Sonthofen, Germany, from 9 -11 February. The event is organized under the umbrella of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Committee and with the participation of Allied Command Transformation (ACT).

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