• Tue 4 .
    Dec

    This Specialists' Meeting is NATO UNCLASSIFIED open to NATO and EOP (Australia, Finland and Sweden) Nations.

    Due to space constraints availability is limited to 45 participants.

    Tuesday, 04. December 2018 until Thursday, 06. December 2018 08:30 - 17:30
  • Mon 10 .
    Dec

     

    By invitation of Greece, the 42nd AVT Panel Business Week will be held in Athens, Greece, from 10 to 14 December 2018.

    During this PBM not only the AVT Panel Business Meeting but also well over 60 Technical and Exploratory Team Meetings, various AVT Committee Meetings and the following three events will be held:

     

    AVT-306 Research Specialists’ Meeting
    “Transitioning Gas Turbine Instrumentation from Test Cells to On-Vehicle Applications”
    10-12 December 2018 (open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and PfP)

    AVT-305 Research Specialists' Meeting
    “Sensing Systems for Integrated Vehicle Health Management of Military Vehicles”
    12-14 December 2018 (open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland, Sweden, New Zealand and Ukraine)

    AVT-303 Research Workshop
    “Corrosion Management”
    10-12 December (open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden)

     

    If you wish to participate in any of these three scientific events please enroll separately on the STO Events website. The enrollment links for each of these events can be found in the section "Workshop" respectively "Specialists' Meeting".

    Furthermore, our Greek hosts will organize an Evening Reception on Monday, 10 December, at 19:00hrs at the Hellenic Armed Forces Officers' Club. Places are limited to 350 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you have ticked the related box in the online registration form.

     

    The detailed Time Schedule as well as the General Information Package (GIP) in which you can find information on the PBM logistics, accomodation etc. are visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

    Enrollment validation time can vary from 1 to 20 days depending on your nationality. Thank you for your understanding.

     

     

    Monday, 10. December 2018 until Friday, 14. December 2018
  • Mon 10 .
    Dec

     

    This Specialists' Meeting is open to NATO Nations, Australia and all Partnership for Peace Nations and will be held in conjunction with the 42nd AVT Panel Business Meeting Week in Athens, Greece.

    Meeting participants are cordially invited to join us for the Evening Reception which will be organized by our Greek hosts on Monday, 10 December, at 19:00hrs at the Hellenic Armed Forces Officers' Club. Places are limited to 350 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you have ticked the related box in the online registration form.

    For the detailed programme please refer to the PDF "Meeting Announcement" on the right.

    The General Information Package (GIP) in which you can find information on the Workshop logistics, accomodation etc. are visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

    Enrollment validation time can vary from 1 to 20 days depending on your nationality. Thank you for your understanding.

     

     

    Monday, 10. December 2018 until Wednesday, 12. December 2018
  • Mon 10 .
    Dec

    This Workshop is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Sweden and Finland and will be held in conjunction with the 42nd AVT Panel Business Meeting Week in Athens, Greece.

    Workshop participants are cordially invited to join us for the Evening Reception which will be organized by our Greek hosts on Monday, 10 December, at 19:00hrs at the Hellenic Armed Forces Officers' Club. Places are limited to 350 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you have ticked the related box in the online registration form.

    For the detailed programme please refer to the PDF "Meeting Announcement" on the right.

    The General Information Package (GIP) in which you can find information on the Workshop logistics, accomodation etc. are visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

    Enrollment validation time can vary from 1 to 20 days depending on your nationality. Thank you for your understanding.

     

     

    Monday, 10. December 2018 until Wednesday, 12. December 2018
  • Tue 11 .
    Dec

    This Meeting is hosted by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA (USA).

    OPEN TO NATO NATIONS, Australia, Finland and Sweden

    Request for visit: for the purpose of security screening, attendees who do not hold a US DOD, Common Access Card must submit a “Request For Visit” (RFV) RIGHT AWAY THROUGH NORMAL CHANNELS in order to obtain access to the Naval Postgraduate School. The person being visited is:  Dr Jeffrey APPLEGET, 1141 Cunningham Road, Room 264, Monterey, CA 93943. The security offfice at NPS is at the following address:

    Security Manager, Naval Postgraduate School
    1411 Cunningham Road, Room B13
    Monterey, CA, 93943-5015
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    This applies to every foreign visitor.

    Tuesday, 11. December 2018 until Thursday, 13. December 2018 08:00 - 13:30
  • Wed 12 .
    Dec

     

    This Specialists' Meeting is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland, Sweden, New Zealand and Ukraine and will be held in conjunction with the 42nd AVT Panel Business Meeting Week in Athens, Greece.

    Meeting participants are cordially invited to join us for the Evening Reception which will be organized by our Greek hosts on Monday, 10 December, at 19:00hrs at the Hellenic Armed Forces Officers' Club. Places are limited to 350 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you have ticked the related box in the online registration form.

    For the detailed programme please refer to the PDF "Meeting Announcement" on the right.

    The General Information Package (GIP) in which you can find information on the Workshop logistics, accomodation etc. are visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

    Enrollment validation time can vary from 1 to 20 days depending on your nationality. Thank you for your understanding.

     

     

    Wednesday, 12. December 2018 until Thursday, 13. December 2018
  • Wed 12 .
    Dec

    TECHNICAL TOUR  to HELLENIC AIR INDUSTRY - free of charge

    A Technical tour for 45 participants max is planned to the Hellenic Air Industry (HAI) on Wednesday, 12th December in the afternoon.

    HAI is the leading Aerospace Industry in Greece and is located at Schimatari, about 70 km North of Athens.  (For details please consult: www.haicorp.com)

    The bus will depart from the conference hotel at 13:00hrs.  The trip takes about an hour.  We are planning to be back by 17:30hrs.

    Details about the Technical Tour will be announced during the meeting week.

    A passport or an ID card is needed in order to access the HAI premises.

    Please write your passport or ID card number in the required field in the online booking form.

    Wednesday, 12. December 2018 - 13:00 until 17:30
    Schimatari
  • Thu 13 .
    Dec

    We would like to invite you to join us for the traditional AVT Panel Dinner on Thursday evening during the PBM Week. This is an exclusive event only for invited guests (AVT Panel Members, Host Nation representatives, AVT Awardees, AVT Event Chairs, Technical Evaluators and CSO staff). All participants are welcome to bring their spouse, husband or any other accompanying persons, of course.
    Date and Time: Thursday, 13 December 2018 at 19:00hrs
    Price: 50,00 EUR (buffet incl. white and red wine, beers, soft drinks and mineral water)
    Dress code: Cocktail Attire (Tie and jacket for men, dress or sleek trousers for women)
    Registration Deadline: 29 November 2018 (due to room constraints the maximum number of guests is limited to 60)
     
    Please make sure every participant registers separately for the event – it is very easy to create an own user account e.g. for your wife
    Once your booking has been validated you will be able to download detailed information about the Panel Dinner location.
     

    Thursday, 13. December 2018 - 19:00 until 22:30
  • Tue 18 .
    Dec

    Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), also known as concussion, is a significant military operational and civilian medical problem. This lecture series will review state of medical knowledge and discuss medical treatment in the deployed as well as post-deployment settings. Participants will leave with increased ability to accurately diagnose mTBI/concussion and to treat patients appropriately.

    The General Information Package will be available once your enrolment has been validated by the NATO CSO.

     

    Tuesday, 18. December 2018 until Wednesday, 19. December 2018 08:30 - 17:00
  • Thu 17 .
    Jan

     

    The Science and Technology Organization organizes a Research Symposium on Deterrence & Assurance Within An Allied Framework on 17 and 18 January 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

    Participation is open to NATO Nations, NATO Bodies, Australia, Finland and Sweden.

    Among the presenters are representatives from King’s College London, NATO Joint Force Command Brunssum, National Defense Academy of Latvia, NATO Allied Maritime Command, Carleton University, University of Warwick, Staffordshire University, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, and Leonardo.

    The aim is to develop a thorough understanding of Deterrence & Assurance in a contemporary context, and provide recommendations for how these concepts are used as part of military planning, education and training.

    Deterrence & Assurance are fundamental to the Alliance. The presentations and discussion will contribute to a clearer, shared understanding of how national contributions to alliance activities can be linked to collective military objectives. Such an understanding will not only have utility for military planning, education, training, and capability development, but may also lead to significant benefits in terms of force posture, costs, and ultimately conflict prevention.

    The General Information Package is available (password protected) at this meeting announcement after your registration is validated. This package contains all information to make travel arrangements and benefit from negotiated hotel rates. The limited number of blocked rooms will be released on 19 December 2018.

    The Conference Booklet will be published at the same location (password protected) 1 week prior to the conference and only accessible to participants in the conference.

    Thursday, 17. January 2019 until Friday, 18. January 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 4 .
    Feb

    Participation in this Workshop is by invitation only.

    Monday, 04. February 2019 until Thursday, 07. February 2019 08:00 - 17:30
    Salisbury, UK
  • Tue 5 .
    Feb

     

    The NATO STO's Systems Analysis and Studies (SAS) Panel conducts studies, analysis and information exchange activities that explore how operational capability can be provided and enhanced through the exploitation of new technologies, new forms of organization or new concepts of operation

    In support of new initiatives, as well efforts to increase the representation of women in close ground combat units through enhanced selection, training, and retention strategies, this Research Symposium on Integration of Women into Ground Combat Units will provide opportunity to share lessons learned, best practices, and research analysis. It will provide insights to support the expansion of combat roles for women and to better understand the impact of gender integration on ground combat units.

    Please note that this symposium is open to NATO Nations/Organizations, NATO STO Enhanced Opportunity Partners (Australia, Finland, Sweden) Partnership for Peace Nations, Argentina, India, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore.

    The Programme Committee was able to build a mature programme with a focus on new and innovative ideas about threats and responses. Among the speakers are representatives from United States Marine Corps, Women In International Security, Canadian Ministry of Defence, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, United Kingdom Defence Science and Technology Laboratory,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan and German Ministry of Defense.

    The General Information Package is available (password protected) at this meeting announcement after your registration is validated. This package contains all information to make travel arrangements and benefit from negotiated hotel rates. The limited number of blocked rooms will be released on 5 January 2019.

    The Conference Booklet will be published at the same location (password protected) 1 week prior to the conference and only accessible to participants in the conference.

    Tuesday, 05. February 2019 until Thursday, 07. February 2019 13:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 18 .
    Mar

     

    Aerospace Medicine - Forward Together

    CALL FOR PAPERS

     

    The Ramstein Aerospace Medicine Summit and NATO STO Technical Course will be occurring this year 18-21 March 2019 at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, a conference centre and US military facility located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
    The theme for the STO Technical Course 2019 is “Forward Together.”
    Focusing on:
    • Cooperation and Partnerships
    • Operational Aviation Medicine
    • Multinational Operations
    • Evolution of Aerospace Medicine Regulations
    • Interoperability
    • Aeromedical Evacuation

    We are seeking presentations and Posters
    Consider partnering with a colleague to debate an issue, have a panel discussion or describe international cooperation on exercise or operation.
    Abstracts will be accepted until 1 December 2018.

     

     

    Monday, 18. March 2019 until Thursday, 21. March 2019 09:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 8 .
    Apr

     

    MILITARY RELEVANCE

    Military organizations have a moral obligation to ensure the health and wellness of their personnel to the extent possible. Moreover, a physically and psychologically healthy workforce is essential to optimal individual and organizational readiness and functioning. Military leaders from the tactical to strategic level have the potential to support or thwart the well-being of their personnel, directly through their assignments and behaviour, and indirectly through their impact on initiatives, policies, climate and culture.

     

    SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVE(S) AND EXPECTED ACHIEVEMENTS

    The objective of this symposium is to bring together leading academics and military experts from a variety of health disciplines to consolidate current evidence-based leader interventions that support military personnel health and wellness from a holistic perspective in order to optimize individual and group functioning in operational and non-operational settings.

     

    SCIENTIFIC TOPICS TO BE COVERED

    • Total Health and Wellness in a Military Context (scope, e.g., physical, psychological, spiritual, family, etc.)
    • Risk and Protective Factors for Health and Wellness in a Military Context
    • Current Leader Initiatives/Practices to Support Personnel Health and Wellness
    • Evidence-based Leader Interventions and Tools for Health and Wellness at the Individual, Group, and Organizational Levels
    • Gaps in Evidence-based Leader Interventions for Health and Wellness in the Military
    • Barriers to Establishing/Identifying Evidence-based Leader Interventions for Health and Wellness in the Military
    • High Risk Groups: Where Military Leader Interventions for Health and Wellness are Most Necessary

     

    Proposed abstracts should be sent to the Program Committee Chairs no later than 28 September 2018

    See Call for Papers underneath the map on this side

     

     

    Monday, 08. April 2019 until Wednesday, 10. April 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 9 .
    Apr

     

    REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON

    Participation is open to appointed Panel Members and Associate Members. Guests will be invited on behalf of the SAS Panel Chair.

    Meeting attendees are kindly requested to (create an account and) register no later than 27 March 2019 at 17:00 (CET). Please also indicate during registration interest in the social events and other arrangements.

    The Read Ahead package and the draft Agenda will be send 14 days prior to the meeting. All meeting documents will be uploaded to the SAS Panel Science Connect space 7 days prior to the meeting or as soon as possible.

    The General Information Package is available (password protected) at this meeting announcement after your registration is validated. This package contains all information to make travel arrangements and benefit from negotiated hotel rates. Blocked rooms will be released on 09 March 2019.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tuesday, 09. April 2019 until Friday, 12. April 2019 08:00 - 12:00
  • Mon 6 .
    May

    This Specialists’ Meeting is NATO UNCLASSIFIED open to Australia, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland

     

    Topics to be covered:

     

    CS radar/ESM and EO/IR systems and applications:

    • High resolution imaging;
    • SAR GMTI and STAP;
    • Direction of Arrival (DOA) estimation, tomography and beamforming;
    • System Assessment;
    • Performance Modeling;
    • Identification & Recognition
    • ESM;
    • Detection, estimation, tracking, and classification;
    • Conceptual Design;
    • Novel architectures and algorithm design;
    • Results using experimental and real data.
    • Novel architecture, algorithm design and efficient implementation

      Please download the Flyer for the details of the meeting. 

    Online registration for this event is not open yet

    Monday, 06. May 2019 until Tuesday, 07. May 2019 09:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 20 .
    May

     

    General Scope and Meeting Objectives

    This Specialists’ Meeting will be held in conjunction with the AVT-277 Research Task Group on “Hazard assessment of exposure to ammunition-related constituents and combustion products”. The scope of the meeting is to exchange information about the various approaches used and results obtained trying to evaluate the potential hazards associated with the firing of ammunition with regards to the exposure to emissions / combustion products.

    The various stages from predicting combustion products by models, measuring the emitted combustion products, identifying exposure pathways and assess the final toxicity, will be addressed. These topics maybe of interest to manufacturers, buyers and users of ammunition, research/testing laboratories and occupational health officers from Defense departments and law enforcement organizations in order for them to assess the potential hazards of ammunition for the user and its direct surroundings.

    This meeting is setup to learn about various approaches and results from a broad audience by presenting their work and visions on these topics.


    Meeting Topics

    Papers are invited in the areas of:

    • Ammunition emissions analysis; Setup, measurement methods, results, analysis and interpretation
    • Computational prediction models; For predicting emission products and translation “lab-scale” to larger scale
    • Exposure to combustion products and the effect of modus operandi and local parameters such as wind, humidity and temperature
    • Toxicity assessment; Approach, mitigation procedures and interpretation

    The focus of the Specialist Meeting will be on determining the health hazards for personnel during the firing of small calibre ammunition, but contributions regarding human health hazards and mitigation from the firing of larger calibre ammunition and the demilitarization of ammunition are welcome.

     

    All details about the event, deadlines and schedule, as well as the abstract and paper format requirements are provided in the PDF document "Call for Paper" on the right.

     

     

     

     

    Monday, 20. May 2019 until Wednesday, 22. May 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 7 .
    Oct

    NEW: Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 November 2018

    Framework of the Meeting

    The Applied Vehicle Panel (AVT) of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) is organizing a symposium on Separated Flow: Prediction, Measurement and Assessment for Air and Sea Vehicles. The meeting is open to NATO Nations and four Enhanced Opportunity / Global Partners: Australia, Finland, Japan, and Sweden; the Symposium is classified as NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO AUSTRALIA, FINLAND, JAPAN, AND SWEDEN. The meeting will be held in Trondheim, Norway, 07 – 09 October 2019, during the fall 2019 AVT Panel Business Meeting Week.

    The three day Symposium is planned to have approximately 36 papers, several of which will be invited. Full Symposium Proceedings will be published on the STO website: https://www.sto.nato.int.

    General Scope and Symposium Objectives

    The AVT-307 Technical Team is interested in establishing a new baseline in separated flow technology to capture advancements since the last NATO sponsored Symposium on Separated Flow in 1975. (See, AGARD CP-168.) The emphasis of the Symposium will be on smooth-surface separated flows relevant to the operation of advanced air and sea military vehicles. Contributions can range from systems to fundamental studies and can include numerical and experimental investigations. The objectives of the Symposium are to

    • Establish a baseline for current and anticipated air and sea vehicle issues regarding separated flow effects
    • Establish a baseline for current capability to predict separated flow effects and to measure separated flow phenomena that are relevant to air and sea vehicle needs
    • Identify key separated flow issues that require further research and development.

    Symposium Topics

    Papers are invited in the areas of:

    • Juncture and corner flows (for example: wing-body or wing-pylon juncture flows, inlet corner flows, etc., for aircraft and ships)
    • Vortex flows from wings and bodies (for example: leading-edge vortices, fore-body vortices, aft-body vortices, etc., for aircraft and ships)
    • Wing stall and wake flows (for example: high-lift flows, wake interaction flows, etc., for aircraft and ships)
    • Shock/boundary-layer interactions (for example: supersonic inlet flows, transonic wing flows, etc., for aircraft)
    • Free surface effects, ventilation, and cavitation (for example: free-surface induced vortices, bilge vortices, propeller flows, etc., for ships)

    Emphasis will be placed on smooth-surface separation phenomena. All topics can include laminar flows, transitional flows, turbulent flows, and Reynolds number scaling effects. All topics can also include experimental and numerical investigations. Contributions can range from systems to fundamental studies, although fundamental studies must identify their relevance to vehicle needs. Authors are requested to identify the topic to which their paper applies.

     

    All details about the event, deadlines and schedule, as well as the abstract and paper format requirements are provided in the PDF document "Call for Paper" on the right.

     

     

     

     

    Monday, 07. October 2019 until Wednesday, 09. October 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 7 .
    Oct

    Abstract Submission Deadline: 12 November 2018

    Framework of the Meeting

    The Applied Vehicle Technology Panel of the NATO Science and Technology Organization is convening under its Propulsion and Power Systems Focus a Research Symposium on the subject of “Hybrid/Electric Aero-Propulsion Systems for Military Application”. The meeting is open to NATO NATIONS and ENHANCED OPPORTUNITY PARTNERS, and, is classified as NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN to AUS, FIN, and SWE. The Research Symposium is to be held in Trondheim, Norway, 07-09 October 2019 during the fall 2019 AVT Panel Business Meeting Week. The three day Research Symposium is planned to have 27 papers. Proceedings (with ISBN) will be produced containing all submitted technical papers presented at the event. Full Research Symposium proceedings will be published on the STO website: https://www.sto.nato.int.

    General Scope and Meeting Objectives

    The objective of this Research Symposium is to convene an international array of scientists and engineers together with other important stakeholders with intent to cover aspects associated with the design, qualification/certification and operation of future aircraft utilising hybrid/electric and coupled aero-propulsion technologies. The context is to familiarise all participants with what technical aspects should be considered when aiming to create effective, efficient and agile NATO aerial vehicles. The outcome of this Symposium will serve as an important input for another STO activity (AVT-RTG-310) focussing on the development of a roadmap towards demonstrator applications for such aerial vehicles.

    Research Symposium Topics

    The Research Symposium covers categories of Hybrid/All-Electric and Partial/Full Turbo-electric architectures suitable for the contemporary range of military applications.

     Papers are invited in the eight areas of:

    • Hybrid/Electric Propulsion Systems Architectures 
    • Electrical Energy Storage, Power Management and Distribution
    • Electrical Machines and Power Electronics –
    • Integrated Thermal Regulation and Control Systems 
    • Integrated Vehicle Design –
    • Synergistic Aero-propulsion Technologies 
    • Future Operational Applications 
    • Requirements, Regulations and Qualification/Certification 

    All details about the event, deadlines and schedule, as well as the abstract and paper format requirements are provided in the PDF document "Call for Paper" on the right.

     

     

     

     

    Monday, 07. October 2019 until Wednesday, 09. October 2019 08:00 - 17:30
  • Thu 10 .
    Oct

    Abstract Submission Deadline: 21 January 2019

    Framework of the Meeting

    The Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) is organizing, under Technical Committee Mechanical Systems, Structures and Materials (TC MSM), a Specialists’ Meeting on the subject of “Graphene technologies and applications for defence”.

     The meeting is open to NATO Nations plus the three “Enhanced Opportunity Partner” nations Australia, Sweden and Finland, and is classified as “NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO AUSTRALIA, FINLAND AND SWEDEN”. The Meeting is to be held during the Fall 2019 PBM in Trondheim, Norway, 10 – 11 October 2019.

     A Specialists’ Meeting is a medium-sized two-day event with up to 100 participants that aims at promoting exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge among an audience of experts and specialists on an important scientific or applied topic. The Programme Committee is responsible for selecting and inviting the Speakers. Observers, who present no paper, can also participate. Specialists’ Meetings result in a STO Report (Meeting Proceedings) which will be published on the STO website.

    General Scope and Meeting Objectives

     The AVT-304 Technical Team aims to assess the potential use of graphene technologies in military applications. In order to perform the assessment, this RSM will bring together experts in the field to present and discuss the state of the art of graphene technologies in the light of their potential to enhance defense capabilities. The objective is to evaluate where and how graphene technologies may contribute to existing and new defense applications in all milieu and situations.

    This RSM will increase confidence in any future use and performance of graphene in military applications, leading to increased exploitation of emerging graphene-improved materials and the adoption of common approaches between Government and Industry and between different NATO nations.

    Meeting Topics

    Major topics include:

    • Structural applications for land, sea, air and space platforms including damage tolerant fiber-reinforced composite materials
    • Lightweight, high performance ballistic protection
    • Coatings to reduce maintenance requirements, especially corrosion and wear
    • Signature management and camouflage
    • Energetic materials
    • Fibers and textiles
    • Sensors, including radar, and other electronic applications

    Other topics including, but not limited to, adhesives, composites, foams, high temperature applications, energy generation and storage may be included where synergies with the major topics are envisaged.

     

    All details about the event, deadlines and schedule, as well as the abstract and paper format requirements are provided in the PDF document "Call for Paper" on the right.

     

     

     

     

    Thursday, 10. October 2019 until Friday, 11. October 2019 08:00 - 17:30

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