Tallinn, Estonia (June 27 - July 1)
Objectives > NATO ARW
Our objective is to bring together domain experts as well as a group of experts
of international standing in research in Data Fusion and in detection and
information processing technologies pertinent in harbour monitoring and
situation assessment to discuss how applications of Data Fusion technology
can enhance capabilities for Harbour protection.
In this ARW we will put the emphasis on Data and Information Fusion. We will bring together a group of Harbour security domain experts with experts of international standing in research for all levels of DF as well as experts in sensors, detection and information processing technologies pertinent in harbour monitoring and situation assessment.
The ARW will include presentations from 25-30 invited speakers and will include 6-7 breakout working groups The total number of participants is anticipated to be 40-50 from mostly NATO countries.
Through a combination of technology presentations and smaller working group discussions we will develop an understanding of how applications of technologies for different DF levels can enhance capabilities for Harbour protection. We will also compare capabilities and needs, review work-to-date, identify gaps in knowledge and identify promising avenues where joint projects could be conducted between NATO countries.
We have chosen the timing of our ARW to be shortly after the 2005 European Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) conference, which will be held in Amsterdam, 21-23 June, since we believe that some of our ARW speakers and participants may want to also participate in UDT conference.
The ARW will be organized in collaboration with the company, Cybernetica AS. This is an R&D company with background in information security software and systems, visual aids to marine navigation systems, and radio navigation systems. Cybernetica CEO, Dr. Ülo Jaaksoo, is the representative of the Republic of Estonia on the NATO Science Committee.