Montenegro launches education and simulation centre as part of NATO’s GEPSUS science project

    Golubovci-Podgorica, Montenegro (2 September 2013) – Defence Minister Milica Pejanović-Đurišić launched earlier today at the military airport in Golubovci outside Podgorica the main education and simulation centre within NATO’s GEPSUS science project, which is intended for simulation of incidents caused by a uncontrolled emission of air polluters.

    Minister Pejanović-Đurišić commended the results of the project and noted that the Defence Ministry is a reliable partner in this project in terms of human resources, knowledge, and material support.

    The GEPSUS project is financed within the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) programme, through which NATO provides several million EUR annually for scientific research.

    GEPSUS has resulted in new technology solutions and products, and mathematical and computer improvements in simulation models for dispersion of poisonous gasses in real atmospheric conditions. Six young researchers produced Master’s theses through this project and 25 professionals from across the institutions in Montenegro received GEPSUS training certificates.

    The project made use of Montenegrin knowledge and expertise and comprised a number of scientists from the country and abroad.

    Speakers at the event were NATO’s Deputy Director of the SPS programme Dr Philippe Fougerolle and NATO project-director Prof Dr Raffaele De Amicis, who pledged further support to high-quality research in this project.

    After the ceremony, the simulation centre’s work was demonstrated in a case of pollution detection in Podgorica.

    Source: Government of Montenegro