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1 Emerging Security Challenges Division Science for Peace & Security (SPS) Programme Presentation by: Philippe FOUGEROLLE SPS & Partnership Cooperation Advisor 22 March 2012, NATO HQ., Brussels

2 Emerging Security Challenges Division Outline –Emerging Security Challenges Division (ESCD) –Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme –A Unique Network of Cooperation –Grant Mechanisms –Who can apply? –How to apply?

3 Emerging Security Challenges Division Emerging Security Challenges Division (ESCD) –Recently established to address emerging security challenges in a comprehensive and cross-cutting way. –Composed of five sections: Counter Terrorism SectionCounter Terrorism Section Cyber Defence SectionCyber Defence Section Energy Security SectionEnergy Security Section WMD Non-Proliferation CentreWMD Non-Proliferation Centre Strategic Analysis Capability UnitStrategic Analysis Capability Unit

4 Emerging Security Challenges Division Foreign Ministers of Norway, 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 Emerging Security Challenges Division Lancé 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,Lancé 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 RussieFin de la Guerre froide: l'OTAN accueille de nouveaux partenaires, parmi eux la Fédération de Russie Ensuite: Élargissement aux Pays du Dialogue méditerranéenEnsuite: Élargissement aux Pays du Dialogue méditerranéen Contexte Historique

6 Emerging Security Challenges Division SPS Programme –Is a key policy tool for cooperation with NATO’s partners on security-related, NATO-relevant civil science –SPS activities are aligned with NATO’s Strategic Objectives –Maintains scientific excellence through peer-review by independent scientific experts –Initiates regional cooperation –Acts as a catalyst

7 Emerging Security Challenges Division Independent Scientific Evaluation Group (ISEG) –Multi-disciplinary –Peer reviews SPS applications –Members nominated by NATO Nations, selected according to the SPS Key Priorities –Unpaid 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 Emerging Security Challenges Division SPS Objectives –To establish civil collaboration between NATO countries and partners –To contribute to solving problems affecting societies in partner countries –To promote NATO’s values and image in targeted communities in partner countries and society at large –To encourage young scientists – “Leaders of Tomorrow” –To contribute to stability and peace, e.g. by promoting regional cooperation –To provide seed money for seed projects by providing the basis for addressing priority needs

9 Emerging Security Challenges Division SPS Key Priorities Category A - Projects proposed within this category may receive funding from the SPS budget. A.1 Projects in direct support of NATO operations and missions A.2 Defence against terrorist threats as follows: A.2.a. Defensible methods of transport of fuel, supplies, and personnel A.2.b Medical countermeasures for non-CBRN terrorist attacks A.2.c. Explosives detection A.2.d.Computer terrorism countermeasures and cyber defence (i.e. the defence of Communication and Information Systems (CIS)) Computer network exploitation by terrorists A.2.e.Study of human factors in defence against terrorism A.2.f. Border and port security (technology, systems approach and data fusion, intelligent borders, counter-proliferation).

10 Emerging Security Challenges Division SPS Key Priorities (continued) A.3 Defence against CBRN agents as follows: A.3.aNovel methods of detecting CBRN agents; protecting against CBRN agents; and diagnosing the effects of CBRN agents on organisms A.3.b. Decontamination, destruction, and disposal of CBRN agents; as well as medical countermeasures and containment technologies for CBRN agents. A.3.c.Decontamination of food processing facilities after CBRN attack A.3.d.Risk management strategies which minimise public contact with agents; and other recovery activities.

11 Emerging Security Challenges Division SPS Key Priorities (continued) A.4 Countering other threats to security as follows: A.4.a.Energy Security A.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 and pesticides). Eco-terrorism countermeasures. Disaster forecast and prevention of natural catastrophes. A.4.d.Landmine and Unexploded Ordnance Detection and Clearance Technologies.

12 Emerging Security Challenges Division 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.1Countering other threats as follows: B.1.a.Human and societal dynamics (the causes, consequences and remedies for fragile and failed states; new challenges for global security; economic impact of terrorist actions; risk studies, topics in science policy) B.1.b.Food security in times of combat B.1.c.Physical construction of Information Technology infrastructure

13 Emerging Security Challenges Division 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 Emerging Security Challenges Division SPS Programme - Governance NATO Political and Partnerships Committee –Provides strategic and political guidance Assistant Secretary General - ESCD –Responsible for the management of the SPS Programme and it’s implementation ESC/SPS Working Group –Representatives of the five ESCD sections coordinate SPS activities which ESCD sections activities and develop new top down activities

15 Emerging Security Challenges Division SPS - A Unique Network of Cooperation –NATO countries Albania, 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 States –NATO’s partner countries eligible for NATO Funding Algeria, 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, Uzbekistan –NATO’s partner countries eligible to participate only on a self-funding basis Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Finland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malta, New Zealand, Qatar, Sweden, the Republic of South Korea, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates –NATO’s partner countries eligible for NATO Funding on a case-by-case basis Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan (*) Turkey recognizes the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.

16 Emerging Security Challenges Division SPS Grant Mechanisms Top-down & Bottom up Multi-Year - Knowledge application –Science for Peace Projects (SfP) Short-term - Knowledge management –Workshops-Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) –Training -Advanced Study Institute (ASI) Advanced Training Course (ATC)

17 Emerging Security Challenges Division 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 Emerging Security Challenges Division Bio-Remediation of Toxic Soil Left Over from Uranium and Other Mining Activities in Portugal, Tunisia and Morocco This 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 Emerging Security Challenges Division Exploitation des Alizés du Sahara comme energie renouvelable

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21 SPS Grant Mechanisms Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) –2-3 day meeting –20–50 participants –Grants 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 30,000 Constructal Human Dynamics, Security and Sustainability (983416) May, Evora, Portugal Portugal and Moldova

22 Emerging Security Challenges Division SPS Grant Mechanisms Advanced Study Institute (ASI) –Average 7 day meeting –12-15 Lecturers / Students –Grants 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 60,000 Structure and Function of Biomacromolecules as a Tool against CBRN Agents (983866) 3-13 June 2010, Erice, Italy Portugal-Croatia

23 Emerging Security Challenges Division SPS Grant Mechanisms Advanced Training Course –5-7 day meeting –3-4 Specialists from at least two different NATO countries –30-50 Trainees from NATO partner countries –Funding determined on case-by-case basis, but average amount ~ EUR 60,000 Defence against Terrorism : Future Trends and New Approaches in Defeating the Terrorism Threat (984314) October 2011, Algiers, Algeria Turkey - Algeria

24 Emerging Security Challenges Division How to Apply –Identify a topic which you wish to open to international cooperation –Determine the appropriate mechanism –Find a qualified collaborator: … from a partner country if you are a NATO country scientist … or vice versa –Download “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

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