The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)


IOE workers have actively participated and now they participate in NATO works and in panels of previous NATO Organization for Research and Technology (RTO NATO), at present NATO Organization for Science and Technology (STO NATO).

Already during the first days after Poland joined NATO (12.03.1999 r.), Col. Krzysztof Kopczyński gave a speech on the research capacity of IOE MUT in NATO General Headquarters. Moreover, on March 1999, PhD Marek Strzelec was designated by the Defence Ministry of Poland as a regular national contact for current collaboration with NATO Army Armaments Group (NATO NAAG) in laser teledetection. Since November 2000 he has been a member of the expert group NATO-NAAG-LG7-SIBCRA in the field of remote optoelectronic systems for chemical and biological contaminations detection and he has taken part in elaboration of a Road Map for NAAG NATO, aimed at implementation of remote systems for contaminants detection. Marek Strzelec finished his activity in 2005.

The IOE worker, engaged for the longest period of time in the works of NATO panels, was PhD Zbigniew Zawadzki who in the years 2001-2013 was a member of Polish delegation in SET Panel- (Optic Sensors Technology Focus Group (OT FG)). In the midyear of 2013, he transferred these obligations to Col. K. Kopczyński. Since 2002, they both have belonged to NATO experts group for remote detection of chemical and biological weapon.

In the years 2012-2014, the expert of "The Independent Scientific Evaluation Group" in the program "Science for Peace and Security" in Emerging Security Challenges Division NATO was Assist. Prof. Elżbieta Trafny (since 2014 IOE worker) - previously she worked at the Military Hygiene and Epidemiology Institute. At present, she still collaborates with NATO as a supervisor of several chosen scientific projects and as a final evaluator of the finished projects.

NATO panels in which took part IOE workers

Meetings of NATO experts group organized by IOE: