Conference proceedings of the Decision Support and Risk Assessment for Operational Effectiveness (DeSRA) 2016 conference. Vicen Bueno, Raul; Coelho, Emanuel; Bourque, François-Alex. CMRE-CP-2016-001. August 2016.
The Decision Support and Risk Assessment for Operational Effectiveness (DeSRA) 2016 Conference Proceedings contain the peer-reviewed abstracts accepted for this conference. The DeSRA 2016 Conference took place at NATO STO CMRE facilities on 26-28 July 2016. Its overarching objective was to bring together personnel from the military, civilian, industry and research communities to discuss and identify environmental risks, planning shortfalls and ways-ahead to assist decision makers and improve operational effectiveness. These Conference Proceedings contain a total of 31 abstracts covering most of the topics set as objectives for the conference, such as: Recognized Environmental Picture (REP); Information representation, visualization and communication; Environmental prediction and risk analysis/assessment strategies; Decision support; NATO Environmental Functional Services (EnvFS); and Approaches for validation and verification (V&V). Researchers and industry were exposed to real challenges faced in operations from the military- and civilian-lead presentations. Besides the speakers of the 31 Abstracts published in these proceedings, additional military and civilian personnel attended the DeSRA 2016 Conference to learn about state-of-the-art techniques and systems on the topics of the conference. They also had the opportunity to make contributions and influence the development of these techniques and systems. A total of 4 NATO bodies: ACO/SHAPE, ACT, STO CMRE, CoE CSW, and 21 institutions/organizations from 10 different nations: 1 BEL, 2 CAN, 1 DEU, 3 ESP, 1 FRA, 3 GBR, 4 ITA, 1 NLD, 2 PRT, 3 USA, participated in this NATO STO CMRE-lead conference. Institutions/organizations, such as, ACT and ACO with keynote speeches, and, among others, NATO CoE CSW, the Italian, Portuguese and Spanish Navies, US NRL, DRDC, Dstl, Met Office, AEMET, Fraunhofer, Mines ParisTech University, Raytheon, made important contributions in the conference. Some of these contributions are summarized in the published Abstracts found in these DeSRA 2016 Conference Proceedings.