NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, France - Representatives from the Department of Defense (DoD) international research offices in London recently visited the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Science and Technology Organization's Collaboration Support Office (CSO) in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France for a science and technology (S&T) engagement and “get aquainted” visit.
Organized by Dr. Russell Harmon, director of the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) International Research Office, the DoD participants were Dr. Patricia Gruber, chief scientist, Office of Naval Research – Global; Dr. Gregg Abate, chief scientist, European Office of Aerospace Research and Development; Dr. Robb Wilcox, chief scientist, US Army International Technology Center – Atlantic; and Dr. Sandra Gomez and Lt. Col. Amanda Grieg, US Army Research, Development and Engineering Forward Element Command - Atlantic.
Working through CSO, NATO seeks to leverage and augment the S&T capabilities and programs of member countries to enhance NATO’s ability to influence security and defense-related development. The CSO promotes and conducts cooperative scientific research and exchange of technical information among 26 NATO member countries and 38 NATO partners. The broad spectrum of CSO work is conducted by seven activities that represent communities of practice and manage scientific research activities. They are Applied Vehicle Technology, Human Factors & Medicine Panel, Information Systems Technology Panel, Systems Analysis & Studies Panel, Sensors & Electronics Technology Panel, Systems Concepts & Integration Panel and the Modeling & Simulation Group.