EGUERMIN has a wide variety of tasks. Located at EGUERMIN are the Belgian Netherlands Mine Warfare School, NATO’s Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence (NMW CoE), the Belgian-Netherlands (ABNL) Mission Support Centre and the Belgian-Netherlands (ABNL) Knowledge Centre. All these entities, located on the same premises, are acting as a knowledge hub for the domain of Naval Mine Warfare within the Belgian and Netherlands Navy as well as NATO.
The overall task is to educate and train, provide expertise support, facilitate an exchange network within the NMW community and act as the driving force for NMW developments for Belgium, Netherlands, NATO and partners to the best of our ability.
The specific tasks of EGUERMIN (XMT ABNL knowledge and mission support centre):
- Provide education and training of Belgian and Netherlands Naval personnel at EGUERMIN or other location and on board ships in Naval Mine Counter Measures (NMCM),
- Assist and advise (bi)-national commands,
- Act as custodian of (bi)- national Naval Mine Warfare publications.
- Provide education and training of NATO navy personnel at EGUERMIN or other location and board ships in Naval Mine Counter Measures (NMCM),
- Assist and advise NATO commands,
- Act as NMCM technical advisor to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR),
- Assist custodians of NATO Naval Mine Warfare publications,
- Participate/chair in various NATO meetings from NATO Strategic Commands, NATO Standardization Agency (NSA), Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) and the NATO Naval Armament Group (NNAG).
- Provide education and training of naval personnel at EGUERMIN or other location and on board ships in NMCM as required by the Belgium and the Netherlands,
- Be host and driving force for the Naval Mine Warfare Community of Interest (COI).