Energy Security Strategic Awareness Course
By Michael Ruhle, Head of Energy Section, Emerging Challenges Division, NATO HQ Brussels
From 24-28 Sep 18, the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) held its fourth Energy Security Strategic Awareness Course. 38 participants from 22 countries discussed multiple dimensions of energy security, ranging from geopolitical issues, maritime and cyber security, to energy efficiency in the military. A particular focus was the protection of critical energy infrastructure. In addition to lectures, participants also engaged in a table-top exercise, which allowed them to apply their newly acquired knowledge.
The Course was organized by the NSO with support of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence in Vilnius, Allied Command Transformation, Allied Command Operations, and NATO’s Emerging Security Challenges Division.