How to Apply:
Mines, unexploded ordnances (UXOs), improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) pose a direct threat to the security of the citizens of NATO and partner nations, and to international stability and prosperity. Mines and UXOs are a persistent global threat, particularly in war-torn countries, and international cooperation is crucial to effectively address this challenge.
NATO aims to support the development of new capabilities and technologies to tackle the significant threat posed by explosive hazards (e.g. mines, UXOs, IEDs, etc.), and to manage the consequences of their proliferation. NATO cooperates with partners and international organizations to leverage the full potential of each stakeholder engaged in the global effort to manage explosive devices, to improve awareness of the threat, and to develop capabilities for long-term solutions.
There is a growing need for methods to quickly and successfully detect explosives in both military and civilian environments. Explosives detection and disposal is extremely challenging as devices become more sophisticated and deadly due to advancements in materials, shapes, sizes and varieties. The high cost and general inaccessibility of state-of-the-art explosives detection, combined with the high risk and inefficiency of classic demining activities, and a lack of information and education on detection and clearance in danger zones present considerable challenges to peace and security.
NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is issuing a Call for Proposals to address human, scientific and technological advancements in the field of Mine and Unexploded Ordnance Detection and Clearance.
One of the specific objectives of this call for proposals is to encourage applications that bring longterm impact, and have a thematic and geographical strategic perspective.
Monday, June 1, 2020