Hollandske Marines fra 2.bataljon under Cold Response 2012 / Dutch Marines of the 2. Battalion during the exercise Cold Response 2012//-Foto: DAVE DE VAAL / Nederlandske ForsvaretHollandske Marines fra 2.bataljon under Cold Response 2012 / Dutch Marines of the 2. Battalion during the exercise Cold Response 2012//-Foto: DAVE DE VAAL / Nederlandske Forsvarethttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/winter-training-3_140912.jpghttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=1997
FOS vinter holder til på sessvollmoen og ommråde rundt leir. Over 500 personer fra forskjellige bakgrunner møtte opp for å kjempe for 250 ledige plasser. Aspirantene blir målt på ledelse kunnskaper under stresende og vansklige situvasjoner som kan oppståFOS vinter holder til på sessvollmoen og ommråde rundt leir. Over 500 personer fra forskjellige bakgrunner møtte opp for å kjempe for 250 ledige plasser. Aspirantene blir målt på ledelse kunnskaper under stresende og vansklige situvasjoner som kan oppståhttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/vinterfos150515.jpghttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2265If you can survive and fight in extreme Arctic conditions, you can fight everywhere in the world. Foto: Didrik Linnerud, Forsvaret"If you can survive and fight under extreme Arctic conditions, you can survive all over the world," says the COE-CWO. Photo: Didrik Linnerud
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Centre of Excellence for Cold Weather Operations

Being trained and equipped for cold weather operations makes adverse climate conditions a strong ally.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Being unprepared, will significantly reduce our combat effectiveness, and may ultimately lead to defeat.​​

The Centre of Excellence for Cold Weather Operations (COE-CWO) has been prepared to accommodate a variety of requirements – from individual training to unit level training, certificatio​n, courses, seminars, literature or advice. A programme tailored to your requirements will be developed in close cooperation with your planners. 

If you have learnt to handle the constraints of extreme winter conditions, you will survive in any type of climate.​​​

The Centre conducts its own research in support of the Alliance's transformation effort, and is prepared to support Concept Development and Experimentation (CDE) initiatives from our allies or partners.The COE-CWO is a concept that encompasses training areas, infrastructure, manpower and knowledge drawn from all four branches in the Norwegian Armed Forces: the Air Force, the Army, the Navy and the Home Guard.

There is an old saying: "If you have learnt to handle the constraints of extreme winter conditions, you will survive in any type of climate." In any case, time has demonstrated that the military community, as well as many civilian explorers and scientists, have benefited greatly from using a sub-arctic climate as a vehicle to develop and sharpen personal skills and unit performance prior to challenging deployments and expeditions. 

leadership development

Cold weather operations probably offer one of the best environments for leadership development at the tactical level. Our aim is to provide high-level education in cold weather disciplines for selected trainers, as well as to facilitate and support your own training of troops and units. 

COE-CWO can tailor education and support training of headquarters and units from the operational to the tactical level. We believe that National Commanders should own the training. We strive continuously for excellence in education and training.

The Centre of Excellence should be your preferred tool for cold weather education, training and exercise for units and headquarters from all services. Welcome to the Centre of Excellence for Cold Weather Operations, for a chilling experience that will fire up you and your unit​.

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1 UD6-81-1E WINTER CONDITIONS LEADERSHIP AND TRAINING 20132017-12-07T09:47:40Z1444795http://forsvaret.no/en/ForsvaretDocuments/1 UD6-81-1E WINTER CONDITIONS LEADERSHIP AND TRAINING 2013.pdfGP0|#76fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011;L0|#076fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011|Education;GTSet|#407f9d81-df6b-45e5-bea3-c24412d34400GP0|#7a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8;L0|#07a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8|Information Page;GTSet|#5b0ae656-2fd5-4dbb-8128-dc84bdca3b48
10 COLD WEATHER INJURIES2017-12-07T09:47:53Z6700371http://forsvaret.no/en/ForsvaretDocuments/10 COLD WEATHER INJURIES.pdfGP0|#76fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011;L0|#076fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011|Education;GTSet|#407f9d81-df6b-45e5-bea3-c24412d34400GP0|#7a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8;L0|#07a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8|Information Page;GTSet|#5b0ae656-2fd5-4dbb-8128-dc84bdca3b48
2 UD6-81-2E PERSONAL CLOTHING 20102017-12-07T09:48:05Z10177916http://forsvaret.no/en/ForsvaretDocuments/2 UD6-81-2E PERSONAL CLOTHING 2010.pdfGP0|#76fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011;L0|#076fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011|Education;GTSet|#407f9d81-df6b-45e5-bea3-c24412d34400GP0|#7a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8;L0|#07a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8|Information Page;GTSet|#5b0ae656-2fd5-4dbb-8128-dc84bdca3b48
3 UD6-81-3E NUTRITION 20112017-12-07T09:48:17Z7323902http://forsvaret.no/en/ForsvaretDocuments/3 UD6-81-3E NUTRITION 2011.pdfGP0|#76fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011;L0|#076fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011|Education;GTSet|#407f9d81-df6b-45e5-bea3-c24412d34400GP0|#7a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8;L0|#07a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8|Information Page;GTSet|#5b0ae656-2fd5-4dbb-8128-dc84bdca3b48
4 UD6-81-4E WINTER INJURIES 20112017-12-07T09:48:28Z8669445http://forsvaret.no/en/ForsvaretDocuments/4 UD6-81-4E WINTER INJURIES 2011.pdfGP0|#76fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011;L0|#076fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011|Education;GTSet|#407f9d81-df6b-45e5-bea3-c24412d34400GP0|#7a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8;L0|#07a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8|Information Page;GTSet|#5b0ae656-2fd5-4dbb-8128-dc84bdca3b48
5 UD6-81-5E SAFE ROUTING AND NAVIGATION 20132017-12-07T09:48:38Z7339325http://forsvaret.no/en/ForsvaretDocuments/5 UD6-81-5E SAFE ROUTING AND NAVIGATION 2013.pdfGP0|#76fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011;L0|#076fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011|Education;GTSet|#407f9d81-df6b-45e5-bea3-c24412d34400GP0|#7a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8;L0|#07a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8|Information Page;GTSet|#5b0ae656-2fd5-4dbb-8128-dc84bdca3b48
6 UD6-81-6E BIOUVAC 20102017-12-07T09:48:50Z5659067http://forsvaret.no/en/ForsvaretDocuments/6 UD6-81-6E BIOUVAC 2010.pdfGP0|#76fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011;L0|#076fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011|Education;GTSet|#407f9d81-df6b-45e5-bea3-c24412d34400GP0|#7a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8;L0|#07a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8|Information Page;GTSet|#5b0ae656-2fd5-4dbb-8128-dc84bdca3b48
7 UD6-81-7E USE AND MAINTNANCE OF EQUIPMENT 20142017-12-07T09:49:01Z6931753http://forsvaret.no/en/ForsvaretDocuments/7 UD6-81-7E USE AND MAINTNANCE OF EQUIPMENT 2014.pdfGP0|#76fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011;L0|#076fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011|Education;GTSet|#407f9d81-df6b-45e5-bea3-c24412d34400GP0|#7a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8;L0|#07a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8|Information Page;GTSet|#5b0ae656-2fd5-4dbb-8128-dc84bdca3b48
8 UD6-81-8E SNOW AWARENESS 20112017-12-07T09:49:10Z5476813http://forsvaret.no/en/ForsvaretDocuments/8 UD6-81-8E SNOW AWARENESS 2011.pdfGP0|#76fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011;L0|#076fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011|Education;GTSet|#407f9d81-df6b-45e5-bea3-c24412d34400GP0|#7a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8;L0|#07a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8|Information Page;GTSet|#5b0ae656-2fd5-4dbb-8128-dc84bdca3b48
9 UD6-81-9E AVALANCHE RESCUE 20102017-12-07T09:49:20Z3023084http://forsvaret.no/en/ForsvaretDocuments/9 UD6-81-9E AVALANCHE RESCUE 2010.pdfGP0|#76fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011;L0|#076fe95a1-ac48-4b70-8534-660656ca3011|Education;GTSet|#407f9d81-df6b-45e5-bea3-c24412d34400GP0|#7a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8;L0|#07a80bfa0-a1ce-4919-a8cb-3388ead9d3e8|Information Page;GTSet|#5b0ae656-2fd5-4dbb-8128-dc84bdca3b48

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