NEDP 2018

CMRE is proud to announce that João Alves, a scientist in CMRE’s Research Department, has graduated from the 10th edition of the NATO Executive Development Program (NEDP). This NATO-wide program is targeted at A2 to A4 grades with the goal of developing future leadership for the Alliance.

The programme started in October 2018 and was delivered in modules by the Hult Ashridge Business School (London, UK), Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium, Supreme Allied Command Transformation (SACT) Headquarters (Norfolk, Virginia) and NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

Slocum glider with a nose mounted passive sonar surveillance system

NATO STO CMRE organizes for the 6th time the successful Workshop on Military Applications of Underwater Glider Technology (6WMAUGT). It will take place at NATO STO CMRE facilities in La Spezia, Italy, on 12-14 November 2019.

All information about the 6WMAUGT (abstract submission, deadlines, topics, etc.) can be found on its web site:


where information from former WMAUGT events is also available.

SAS IST 2019 Joint Meeting participants

On 25 – 27 March 2019 CMRE hosted the NATO SAS-139 Research Task Group on NATO Analytical War Gaming - Innovative Approaches for Data Capture, Analysis and Exploitation, and the NATO IST-141 on Exploratory Visual Analytics for a joint meeting.

The aim of the NATO SAS-139 is to improve NATO's analytical wargaming capability by providing guidelines for ensuring analytical rigour and meaningful data capture in  wargames. 

The NRV Alliance with the Ocean Explorer autonomous underwater vehicle

Dr. Stefano Fortunati has received the 2019 EURASIP JASP Best Paper Award for the paper Single-snapshot DOA estimation by using Compressed Sensing, a collaboration between CMRE and the University of Pisa in the framework of the CMRE exploratory project on compressive sensing to advance in the application of high resolution acoustic beamforming and target direction of arrival estimation.

The award will be presented to Dr. Fortunati at the next EUSIPCO conference in A Coruna, Spain, 2-6 September 2019.

leonardo giona web

Bar-La-Mare – GIONA Sea Trial, March 22, 2019. - The GIONA project is an initiative that involves several institution in the area of La Spezia aimed at promoting awareness, understanding, and the safeguarding of the marine environment among students. In the framework of a cooperation agreement with three local High Schools, some students and their teachers, tutored and assisted by CMRE personnel, had the chance to embark on board CRV Leonardo to conduct a real bio-acoustic research project.