Start timeTuesday, November 3, 2020 8:00 AM
End timeThursday, November 5, 2020 4:00 PM

Cold Weather Operations Conference 2020

​Save the date for our conference on Cold Weather Operations. The conference is to be held in Elverum, Norway on 3–5 November 2020. 

​Centre of Excellence for Cold Weather Operations (CWO) is planning a conference at Terningen Arena in Elverum, Norway from 3 to 5 November 2020. 

The conference will focus on using best practices from CWO to improve NATO and partner nations' capabilities for conducting operations in cold weather. The official invitation letter with a detailed programme will be distributed later.


Focus area for the conference and programme are under development. The first day, 3 November, will start with information on how CWO is relevant for NATO, from basic activities and current operations ongoing today – to relevant Article 5 scenarios. Day 2 and day 3 (4–5 November) will be divided into three tracks covering the topics:

  • How operational experiences are used to improve operational capabilities for CWO
  • Maintaining and improving mobility in cold weather
  • Overcoming logistic issues caused by cold weather
  • Trauma care in CWO
  • State of the art prevention and treatment of cold weather injuries
Suggestions for speakers and topics are welcome.

COVID-19 situation

CWO COE plans the conference in faith that the current restrictions caused by the ongoing pandemic will be over by November. However, updates will be given on this webpage and by e-mail to those who sign up for our mailing list. Please send an e-mail to cwoc2020@mil.no in order to be included on our mailing list. As topic, write: "Signing up for CWOC 2020 mailing list"


If you are developing or planning training of forces that are going to be capable of operations in cold weather, we are aiming to have topics and speakers that you will find relevant. So please mark the dates in your calendar and return to this webpage for more and updated information.

Published 17 February 2020 14:30.. Last updated 03 April 2020 13:40.