The Modeling and Simulation Group for Crisis and Disaster Management Processes and Climate Implications met at the Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC) between 16 and 20 October. Experts arrived in Bydgoszcz to examine predictive and simulation tools that are developed to enhance the decision-making processes within the Alliance.

The test was conducted in three areas – each focused on different technical capabilities. First, the experts explored predictive tools. In the second step, they tested the exchange of information between disaster forecast modules and simulations. Finally, they analyzed simulation reports – related to the predicted impact on forces, infrastructure, operational environment and civil society, and using them in software used in support of the NATO decision making process.

Apart from JFTC capability development team, the limited experiment gathered members of the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence, Modeling and Simulation Centre of Excellence, Joint Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense Centre of Excellence, Bundeswehr Office for Defense Planning, University of Genova as well as representatives of the industry.

Yet again, JFTC proved to be a key player in NATO innovation process. Being the state-of-the-art platform for experimentation, the centre turned out to be a perfect venue for execution of these tests. The outcome of the experiment is promising and further developments on crisis and disaster management tools are planned in the near future.