Dr Warner Address 60 Anniversary

On 03 and 04 of October, the Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) celebrated its 60th anniversary.

The Official Commemoration Day on 03 October included the participation of NATO and Italian dignitaries, civil and military authorities, as well as current staff of the Centre. Live music by the Banda Musicale della Marina Militare played throughout the ceremony. Guests were welcomed with speeches by Dr Catherine Warner, Director CMRE; Dr Bryan Wells, NATO Chief Scientist; Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio on behalf of the Italian Navy Chief of Staff; and by General Paolo Ruggiero, Deputy Supreme Allied Command Transformation.

CMRE staff, alumni and their families came together for the CMRE Open Day on 04 October. Guests were invited to visit the Coastal Research Vessel (CRV) Leonardo and enjoyed a live demonstration by the CMRE Modelling & Simulation team as well as an exhibition of the technology used for maritime research and experimentation throughout the history of the Centre.

CMRE is recognized for its world-class expertise in maritime unmanned systems, autonomy, big data analytics and deep-learning, in addition to, its unique ability to test and evaluate concepts and technologies at sea. Such expertise and capability, as well as an ever-widening network of international researchers who collaborate with the Centre in areas related to maritime security, position CMRE to meet the challenges of the future.

As new science emerges in artificial intelligence and autonomy, the Centre will continue to fulfil its mission to conduct scientific research and technology development, delivering innovative field-tested solutions to help NATO maintain the technological edge in the maritime domain.

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