COE CSW goes to Brussels!
Following the initiative of Vice Admiral Paul M Bennett CB OBE, Chief-of-Staff Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation 25 Centres of Excellence (COE) convened at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, BEL for the COE Marketplace. The aim of this high-level event was to provide occasion for all national delegates at NATO HQ to recognize, understand and embrace the value of COEs to the Alliance.
The COE Marketplace was opened by NATO’s Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller on Monday, 15th of July 2019.
The Director of the Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters (COE CSW), RADM C. Bock informed an interested audience on the main contribution of the COE CSW to NATO. Furthermore information material of the COE CSW in general and factsheets of the most important projects and activities of the centre were provided at a booth situated in the entrance hall, the Agora, of the new NATO HQ building.
In summary it can be said: the goal of the COE Marketplace was achieved. Even though COEs were not unknown to national delegates at NATO HQ in general, the value of COEs – and especially of the COE CSW – to NATO became visible and tangible for the many visitors.