Proceedings of the NATO Undersea Research Centre Non-Lethal Response for Protection in Ports Specialist Workshop. Kessel, R, Editor. NURC-CP-2009-001. April 2009.
NURC hosted specialist workshop on Non-lethal Response Technologies in Port Protection at its facilities, 1-3 April 2009. The workshop drew over seventy participants from twelve NATO and Partner for Peace (PfP) nations, representing a cross section of stakeholders, including national labs (28 % attendees), operational community (27 %), industry (32 %), NATO organizations (13 %). The presentations and discussions proved the multi-disciplinary nature of port protection on the water side. Topics focused mainly on countering small boat threats and underwater intruders, the readiness of new technologies, independent technical evaluations, the use of marine mammals for interdicting intruders, experimentation methodologies, unmanned response technologies, and entanglements for countering small boats. The presentations made to the workshop and concluding remarks are compiled in these proceedings.