Snow Master

EGUERMIN,  hosts and facilitates SNOW MASTER 16 from 18 to 22 April 2016 in Oostende, Belgium.

Snow Master is a War-game supported (basic level) exercise (CPX), that focuses on the execution of basic Naval Co-operation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) and Allied Worldwide Navigational Information System (AWNIS) techniques, tactics and procedures.

It trains an NCAGS staff at operational commander level with subordinated Deployed NCAGS Elements (DNE’s).

This international exercise is open to NATO and PfP nations.

Objectives are:

  • Train a NCAGS staff and 2 or more Deployed NCAGS Elements (DNE) personnel in NCAGS tactics, techniques and procedures.
  • Provide participating masters and stakeholders with information of the actual maritime situation and with advice and guidance, advice on management of merchant ship movements to enhance their safety and security;
  • Train an AWNIS staff in close cooperation with the NCAGS staff and AWNIS operators at DNE level in AWNIS matters.