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NATO AND THE ENVIRONMENT

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NATO organizes numerous other workshops and seminars in the field of crisis management such as crisis management workshop (Zagreb, Croatia; Initial Planning Conference for exercise UUSIMA 08 (Helsinki, Finland) and others.
Also Euro- Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre is established.
The functions of this center are: informing NATO Secretary-General for Disaster and requests for assistance; coordination of reactions of accidents at the request of the
state that has been hit by the crisis; tool for exchange of information for the states in connection with disaster center regarding help in crisis situations.
In order to operationalize the goals and commitments of the “NATO Military Principles and Policies for Environmental Protection”, a number of actions are taken in specific cases to prevent and overhaul environmental consequences from military actions.
The following are examples of measures taken and rehabilitation activities for particular parts of the Balkan region, in order to improve the environmental situation in the region.

PROJECT “HARMONIZATION OF SEISMIC HAZARD MAPS OF THE WESTERN
BALKAN COUNTRIES” - SUPPORTED BY NATO
This project was implemented in the period 2007-2011, and participants were Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania and Macedonia, under the guidance of experts from Turkey and Slovenia. The project was introduced and adopted by NATO SfP Environmental Panel (Glavatovic, 2011: 40). The aim of the project was to estimate the seismic danger, which is primary step in the application of preventive measures in order to protect human lives, the economy and society threatened by strong earthquakes. Also the project comes from the outdated maps of seismic danger as well as from the need to apply new seismic, seismotectonic, geophysical and other data involved in seismic dangers. Additional objectives are realized such as: harmonization of seismic hazard maps with EU standards (EUROCODE 8) and scientific cooperation and exchange of data in the region in this area.
For this purpose, numerous meetings and workshops are held, funded by NATO. Also during the cooperation is determined that NATO funds are easily available, the procedures of preparation are clear and simple, and technical support and assistance from SfP staff is very helpful throughout the realization of the project.

UNDERWATER DEMINING SUPPORTED BY NATO

Underwater demining training was closely linked with professional and sport divers. Demining goal is to save lives and goods of the water, and in doing so underwater research and monitoring of underwater things. The trainings were realized in the U.S. military base



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