Increasing skills in ocean science to protect strategic maritime priorities

A look into how the CMRE helps to achieve maritime dominance

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Alice Clochet

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Oceanographic and hydrographic vessels, coupled with ocean systems, submarines and maritime unmanned vehicles are growing in importance in navies’ strategic thinking across the world. They could enable navies to achieve maritime dominance over adversaries which are growing their investment into such capabilities. NATO’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) is at the forefront of research and experimentation, to address security and defence issues within NATO nations through the help of new technologies.

Defence IQ had the opportunity to discuss with Dr Catherine Warner, Director of the Centre and speaker at the Naval Survey and Ocean Intelligence forum on the role of the CMRE in supporting NATO’s maritime strategic interests, the place of unmanned systems in the landscape, and how they are helping to strengthen cross-sector relationships.