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Brief documents about Centre assets and initiatives.

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NATO Research Vessel Alliance NATO Research Vessel Alliance

Date added: 10/09/2017
Date modified: 10/09/2017
Filesize: 410.33 kB

The quietest ship in its class, the NATO Research Vessel (NRV) Alliance was designed to minimize noise radiating from the ship into the water, making it an excellent platform for sonar testing and other types of research where a quiet undersea environment is essential. The 93-metre, 3,180-ton, openocean research vessel offers 400 square metres of laboratory space and state-of-the-art navigation, computer, and communication equipment.

Coastal Research Vessel Leonardo Coastal Research Vessel Leonardo

Date added: 10/09/2017
Date modified: 10/09/2017
Filesize: 367.89 kB

Acquired in 2002, Coastal Research Vessel (CRV) LEONARDO is a valuable asset to CMRE’s programme of work, contributing significantly to the scientific successes of the Centre. The vessel provides complementary capability to NRV ALLIANCE, especially in shallow waters.

Modelling & Simulation Modelling & Simulation

Date added: 05/21/2013
Date modified: 05/21/2013
Filesize: 100.17 kB

Modelling & Simulation (M&S) is a critical technology for NATO and the Nations with applications to defence, homeland security and economics. Computer models are able to mime behaviours of existing real world systems, or hypothetical future systems. M&S enables experiments in a virtual environment with the potential to increase understanding and performance.

Read more on the Modelling & Simulation fact sheet.

Autonomous Mine Search Using High-Frequency - Synthetic Aperture Sonar Autonomous Mine Search Using High-Frequency - Synthetic Aperture Sonar

Date added: 08/02/2012
Date modified: 08/02/2012
Filesize: 166.7 kB

CMRE aims at increasing the capabilities of autonomous underwater vehicles by using synthetic aperture sonar to quickly and reliably detect, classify, and localize mines.

Read more on the Autonomous Mine Search Using High-Frequency - Synthetic Aperture Sonar fact sheet. 

Counter-Piracy Counter-Piracy

Date added: 07/17/2012
Date modified: 07/17/2012
Filesize: 105.12 kB

Since 2008, NATO has been providing protection from piracy in international waters in the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa. The solution to piracy, which may be some time in coming, ultimately lies on shore. Until then, counter-piracy includes multinational policing operations and fortifying merchant vessels for pirate avoidance and the prevention of boarding. The Centre addresses elements of these in several projects.

Read more on the counter-piracy fact sheet.

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