Organisation of CMRE
The STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) is an executive body of NATO's Science and Technology Organisation (STO). Staff come from NATO member nations and bring to the Centre a broad range of scientific, technical, and support expertise. The CMRE Director is appointed by the NATO's Secretary General upon recommendation of the Science and Technology Board (STB) of the STO.
Scientists from NATO member nations represent approximately one-fourth of the Centre staff. A scientist is usually offered a temporary contract which may be extended. The rotational system under which scientists come to the Centre and then return to their home countries guarantees the exchange of ideas and information, and future collaboration and partnerships.