METT Explained

METT Explained

Mobile Education Training is a course or seminar conducted by a NATO MARITIME INTERDICTION OPERATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE (NMIOTC) training team at an offsite location upon a specific request of a governmental or eligible organization. Mobile Education Training Teams (METTs) are designed to provide customers with an established resident NMIOTC course at their location. METTs are typically more cost effective for an organization where there is a large group requiring training, thereby saving travel and per diem costs.

Conducted by the Education & Training Directorate, METTs are supplementary to resident NMIOTC courses and are arranged to meet the specific needs of a requesting organization.

Types of a METT

Choose from the NMIOTC Course Catalogue
Tailor a course according to your requirements.


Benefits of a METT

Enjoy all NMIOTC Training standards at your location:

  • Training requirements are fully met
  • Professionally organized education event
  • Complete training materials
  • NMIOTC graduation certificate

METTs provide value to the customer:

  • Receive the same professional course that is provided at the NMIOTC at your location;
  • The number of students attending the course can be much greater thus the cost per student is reduced;
  • You can work with the NMIOTC Education & Training Directorate to tailor the course to your training needs;
  • Flexible training period within the constraints of NMIOTC’s instructor availability.

METTs are in line with NATO’s education and training programmes, always:

  • Supporting a NATO operational need;
  • Providing additional education opportunities to an organization that cannot be met as part of the routine bid and allocation procedures at the NMIOTC;
  • Supporting NATO’s transformation goals;
  • Supporting NATO’s partnership and cooperation goals.

Request a METT

A request for a METT Course should be extended not later than 4 months before intended execution of the course. However, some specific METT Courses for partners that involve NATO funding may require earlier application time to allow proper decision making within relevant partnership structures.

A METT can be requested by submitting the METT Request Form.


Course 19000 – Cyber Security Aspects in Maritime Operations
May 4 @ 8:30 am – May 8 @ 2:30 pm
EST Special Operations Forces Tailored Training
May 4 @ 8:30 am – May 15 @ 2:30 pm
Women, Peace and Maritime Security Seminar @ NMIOTC
May 5 – May 7 all-day
  • Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325, NMIOTC has the pleasure to announce the organization of the “Women, Peace and maritime Security Seminar (WPS)”, which will take place in Souda Bay Crete, Greece, from 05th to 7th May 2020.
  • The aim of this event is to encourage collaboration in the utilization of the gender perspective in the maritime domain and operations. We envisage promoting gender mainstreaming in the maritime domain in a holistic, comprehensive and effective way. The seminar is targeted at scientific, industrial, naval staff, maritime and academic researchers, practitioners, members of maritime associations, shipping companies, governmental departments/bodies, international organizations and agencies, the public and private sector in general, within or connected to the maritime domain.

Invitation Letter- Administrative Instructions

May 6 @ 8:36 am – May 7 @ 2:30 pm
Course 21000 – Medical Combat Care in Maritime Operations
May 11 @ 8:30 am – May 22 @ 2:30 pm
Pilot Course 23000 – Weapons Intelligence Team (WIT) Supplement in the Maritime Environment
May 11 @ 8:30 am – May 15 @ 2:30 pm
Course 6000 – Weapons of Mass Destruction in MIO
May 18 @ 8:30 am – May 22 @ 2:30 pm
Pilot Course 6900 – CBRN WMD
May 25 @ 8:30 am – May 29 @ 2:30 pm