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

2 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 (ESCD)
Recently established to address emerging security challenges in a comprehensive and cross-cutting way. Composed of five sections: Counter Terrorism Section Cyber Defence Section Energy Security Section WMD Non-Proliferation Centre Strategic Analysis Capability Unit

4 Norway, Italy and Canada
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 Contexte Historique 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 Russie Ensuite: Élargissement aux Pays du Dialogue méditerranéen

6 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Exploitation des Alizés du Sahara comme energie renouvelable


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) 20-23 May, Evora, Portugal Portugal and Moldova

22 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 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) 23-27 October 2011, Algiers, Algeria Turkey - Algeria

24 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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