Annual Progress Report 2005
This Progress Report describes the Centre's unclassified technical accomplishments and outputs realised under the Scientific Programme of Work (SPOW) for 2005. The Centre conducts maritime research in support and anticipation of NATO's operational and transformational requirements via the SPOW and via a number of military experiments under sponsorship of Allied Command Transformation (ACT). We maintain extensive partnering to expand output, to promote maritime innovation and to foster more rapid implementation of the research products. Partners include similar organisations, capability providers in the nations, and users of these capabilities throughout the alliance. Several indicators of recent partnering activities follow the section on Progress in Quality Management along with a few other overall activity indicators. Details and results of partnering can be found in the body of this Report and are often termed Joint Research Projects (JRPs). This Progress Report reflects a continuing evolution of the research in support of maritime operations for joint, expeditionary forces across a wide range of mission types as described in the Bi-SC document, Strategic Vision: The Military Challenge.