Presentation on theme: "Science for Peace & Security (SPS) Programme Philippe FOUGEROLLE"— Presentation transcript:
1 Science for Peace & Security (SPS) Programme Philippe FOUGEROLLE Presentation by:Philippe FOUGEROLLESPS & Partnership Cooperation Advisor22 March 2012, NATO HQ., Brussels
2 Outline Emerging Security Challenges Division (ESCD) Science for Peace and Security (SPS) ProgrammeA Unique Network of CooperationGrant MechanismsWho can apply?How to apply?
3 Emerging Security Challenges Division (ESCD) Recently established to address emerging security challenges ina comprehensive and cross-cutting way.Composed of five sections:Counter Terrorism SectionCyber Defence SectionEnergy Security SectionWMD Non-Proliferation CentreStrategic Analysis Capability Unit
4 Norway, Italy and Canada Foreign Ministers ofNorway, Italy and Canada“Three Wise Men”Pourquoi l'OTAN lance un programme scientifique pendant la Guerre Froide?“La science et la technologie peuvent être déterminant pour la sécurité des nations et de leurs positions dans les affaires du monde.”
5 Contexte HistoriqueLancé á la fin des années 1950, il repose sur les initiatives du Canada, la Norvège et l'Italie, pour permettre un dialogue transatlantique aux scientifiques - Comité des sciences en 1958, - Comité sur les défis de la société moderne, en 1968,Fin de la Guerre froide: l'OTAN accueille de nouveaux partenaires, parmi eux la Fédération de RussieEnsuite: Élargissement aux Pays du Dialogue méditerranéen
6 SPS ProgrammeIs a key policy tool for cooperation with NATO’s partners on security-related, NATO-relevant civil scienceSPS activities are aligned with NATO’s Strategic ObjectivesMaintains scientific excellence through peer-review by independent scientific expertsInitiates regional cooperationActs as a catalyst
7 Independent Scientific Evaluation Group (ISEG) Multi-disciplinaryPeer reviews SPS applicationsMembers nominated by NATO Nations, selected according tothe SPS Key PrioritiesUnpaid consultants (travel/living expenses reimbursed by SPS budget)Supported by pool of scientific experts (to be used on a case-by-case basis as scientific referee)
8 SPS ObjectivesTo establish civil collaboration between NATO countries and partnersTo contribute to solving problems affecting societies in partner countriesTo promote NATO’s values and image in targeted communities in partner countries and society at largeTo encourage young scientists – “Leaders of Tomorrow”To contribute to stability and peace, e.g. by promoting regional cooperationTo provide seed money for seed projects by providing the basis for addressing priority needs
9 SPS Key PrioritiesCategory A - Projects proposed within this category may receive funding from the SPS budget.A.1 Projects in direct support of NATO operations and missionsA.2 Defence against terrorist threats as follows:A.2.a. Defensible methods of transport of fuel, supplies, and personnelA.2.b Medical countermeasures for non-CBRN terrorist attacksA.2.c. Explosives detectionA.2.d. Computer terrorism countermeasures and cyber defence (i.e. thedefence of Communication and Information Systems (CIS))Computer network exploitation by terroristsA.2.e. Study of human factors in defence against terrorismA.2.f. Border and port security (technology, systems approach and datafusion, intelligent borders, counter-proliferation).
10 SPS Key Priorities (continued) A.3 Defence against CBRN agents as follows:A.3.a Novel methods of detecting CBRN agents; protecting against CBRN agents; and diagnosing the effects of CBRNagents on organismsA.3.b. Decontamination, destruction, and disposal of CBRNagents; as well as medical countermeasuresand containment technologies for CBRN agents.A.3.c. Decontamination of food processing facilities after CBRN attackA.3.d. Risk management strategies which minimise public contactwith agents; and other recovery activities.
11 SPS Key Priorities (continued) A.4 Countering other threats to security as follows:A.4.a. Energy SecurityA.4.b. Security-related advanced technology(nanotechnology, optical technology, micro satellites,metallurgy).A.4.c. Defence-related environmental issues. Environmental security(management of water and non-renewable resources,desertification, land erosion, radioactive waste/tailings,sustainable development, disposal of dangerous chemicals andpesticides). Eco-terrorism countermeasures. Disaster forecastand prevention of natural catastrophes.A.4.d. Landmine and Unexploded Ordnance Detection and ClearanceTechnologies.
12 SPS Key Priorities (continued) Category B – Projects proposed within this category may only receive funding from the SPS budget if the International Staff determines that a sufficient number of appropriate-quality applications are not available in Category A.B.1 Countering other threats as follows:B.1.a. Human and societal dynamics (the causes, consequencesand remedies for fragile and failed states; new challengesfor global security; economic impact of terrorist actions;risk studies, topics in science policy)B.1.b. Food security in times of combatB.1.c. Physical construction of Information Technology infrastructure
13 SPS Key Priorities (continued) Category C – Projects proposed within this category should be nationally funded only.Category D – Any other Security-Related Activities: any project related to a threat to security not otherwise defined in these priorities may be considered for funding.
14 SPS Programme - Governance NATO Political and Partnerships CommitteeProvides strategic and political guidanceAssistant Secretary General - ESCDResponsible for the management of the SPS Programme and it’s implementationESC/SPS Working GroupRepresentatives of the five ESCD sections coordinate SPS activities which ESCD sections activities and develop new top down activities
15 SPS - A Unique Network of Cooperation NATO countriesAlbania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United StatesNATO’s partner countries eligible for NATO FundingAlgeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mauritania, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia(*), Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, UzbekistanNATO’s partner countries eligible to participate only on a self-funding basisAustralia, Austria, Bahrain, Finland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malta, New Zealand, Qatar, Sweden, the Republic of South Korea, Switzerland, the United Arab EmiratesNATO’s partner countries eligible for NATO Funding on a case-by-case basisAfghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan(*) Turkey recognizes the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.
16 SPS Grant Mechanisms Top-down & Bottom up Multi-Year - Knowledge applicationScience for Peace Projects (SfP)Short-term - Knowledge managementWorkshops - Advanced Research Workshop (ARW)Training - Advanced Study Institute (ASI) Advanced Training Course (ATC)
17 SPS Grant Mechanisms Multi-Year Science for Peace (SfP) Project Grants to collaborate on multi-year applied R&D projects offering support to cover project-related costs such as scientific equipment, computers, software and training of project personnel.Remediation Processes in Uranium and other Mining Explorations (983311)Portugal, Tunisia, Morocco, Germany
18 Bio-Remediation of Toxic Soil Left Over from Uranium and Other Mining Activities in Portugal, Tunisia and MoroccoThis project is aiming at isolating such metal resistant bacteria, characterising their metal resistant genetic elements and using them to make new plants resistant to toxicity. The efficiency of new plants to grow on contaminated mine areas, to stabilise heavy metals and to reduce the soil toxicity will be evaluated in laboratories and in field trials.Mines where iron and copper were extracted.In situ ecotoxicological evaluation of mine soils.
19 Exploitation des Alizés du Sahara comme energie renouvelable
21 SPS Grant Mechanisms Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) 2-3 day meeting 20–50 participantsGrants to organise expert workshops where advanced-level, intensive discussions aim at finding solutions for today’s security challenges.Funding determined on case-by-case basis, but average amount ~ Eur 30,000Constructal Human Dynamics, Security and Sustainability (983416)20-23 May, Evora, PortugalPortugal and Moldova
22 SPS Grant Mechanisms Advanced Study Institute (ASI) Average 7 day meeting12-15 Lecturers / StudentsGrants to organise high-level tutorial courses to convey the latest developments in a subject of relevant to NATO to an advanced-level audience.Funding determined on case-by-case basis, but average amount ~ Eur 60,000Structure and Function of Biomacromolecules as a Tool against CBRN Agents (983866)3-13 June 2010, Erice, ItalyPortugal-Croatia
23 SPS Grant Mechanisms Advanced Training Course 5-7 day meeting 3-4 Specialists from at least two different NATO countries30-50 Trainees from NATO partner countriesFunding determined on case-by-case basis, but average amount ~ EUR 60,000Defence against Terrorism : Future Trends and New Approaches in Defeating the Terrorism Threat (984314)23-27 October 2011, Algiers, AlgeriaTurkey - Algeria
24 How to ApplyIdentify a topic which you wish to open to international cooperationDetermine the appropriate mechanismFind a qualified collaborator:… from a partner country if you are a NATO country scientist… or vice versaDownload “Notes for Applicants” and “Application Forms” from the SPS website:Check before completing form:Eligibility of the partner participants – eligible for funding or self-funding?Are all previous awards closed?Complete the application form with your collaborator and submit to