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Nato Saclant Undersea Research Centre Annual Progress Report 2000

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[Technical Report, Annual Report]

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The year 2000 did witness significant progress in the quest for a stable funding regime, a dominant theme since 1998. Canada agreed to act as lead nation in a further review of the Centres procedures and the Scientific Programme of Work by the Senior Resource Board Study Team. Intensive preparation and collaboration between HQSACLANT, the Scientific Committee of National Representatives and the Centre, contributed to an explanation and demonstration of the vital role of the Scientific Programme of Work to the continued operational viability of NATO. The Senior Resource Board Study Team also recognized that the Centre has instigated an efficient and transparent financial management system and that further improvements were being evaluated, including the extension of ISO quality management, which at present is applied only to the RN Alliance, to the Centre as a whole. The findings of the Study Team were confirmed during a visit by a Senior Resource Board delegation in June, the month in which the Military Committee visited the Centre. The visit by the Military Committee, originally planned to coincide with the 40th anniversary in 1999 and postponed due to the Kosovo crisis, represented a much valued and long awaited opportunity for the staff of the Centre to interact with the highest NATO military body, highlighting the importance of focusing on military requirements and the transmutation of scientific research into operational relevance today and in the future.


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  • Information Science

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[A, Approved For Public Release]