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Seminar ‘TEWE22’ organised by the Centre of Excellence Against Improvised Explosive Devices

Cartagena, Spain
September 11, 2022
  • The ‘Technical Exploitation in Water Environment seminar' (TEWE) is one of the events organised by this NATO centre

The Centre of Excellence Against Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED CoE) carried out, between September 6 and 8, the second edition of the ‘Technical Exploitation in Water Environment seminar’ (TEWE22) in Cartagena.

The seminar was officially opened by the colonel director of the C-IED CoE, Javier Corbacho Margallo. During three days, experts in technical exploitation in all kinds of aquatic environments from twelve countries, have met with the aim of sharing experiences and knowledge. An attempt to create a favourable environment was made to enrich the technical profiles of the attendees with scientific knowledge and promote the improvement of procedures and collaboration between agencies.

This second edition counted with the collaboration of the Command of the Units of the Surface Combat Force in Cartagena and the Diving Unit of the Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Squadron of the Navy. The conferences aimed to know the effects derived from chemical-physical reactions in the aquatic environment, case analysis, ship and infrastructure design, threat analysis, collection and preservation of potential evidence. To adquire knowledge of technical support for technical exploitation work in support of the fight against improvised explosive devices was also discussed.

Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence

The Centre of Excellence Against Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED CoE), is one of the 28 NATO Accredited Centers of Excellence, and is located in the town of Hoyo de Manzanares (Madrid).

Its mission is to provide expert support to NATO, NATO partners and the International Community in the fight against the IED System to increase the security of deployed troops, reducing or eliminating the IED threat, especially from terrorist and insurgent networks.

It was offered by Spain to NATO as part of its network of Centers for Excellence and accredited by the Alliance in November 2010.